Source: The Courier News
On March 11, 2004 The Courier News reported, "The Township Council has sided with residents who fear a proposed Hindu temple in neighboring South Plainfield would disrupt their quiet neighborhood. On Wednesday night, council members cited traffic concerns, not religious denomination, in adopting a resolution in opposition to the proposed one-story, 14,000-square-foot temple on the former Coastal Oil site. 'This particular development can negatively impact, quite seriously, a neighborhood in Edison,' said Councilman Anthony Massaro. The International Swaminarayan Satsang Organization is seeking to build the temple on an area zoned for light industrial use."