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Cops target synagogue parties

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Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 11:27 am, Thu Dec 12, 2013.

Police have been cracking down on the ongoing party situation at the Rockwood Park Jewish Center.

According to NYPD sources, cops from the 106th Precinct issued two summonses to party organizers at 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 25 for not posting a liquor license and unlicensed sale of alcohol. The source did not say if the summonses were issued to the party promoters or the caterer, Crown Royale, but a member of the synagogue said it was not issued the summonses.

Gary Rosen, the temple’s lawyer, said the police action would be helpful in the Jewish center’s ongoing court battle to void its contract with Crown Royale, which it says has been hosting Latin-themed parties, often serving liquor, at the synagogue on weekends behind the center’s back. The caterer has not had a liquor license for several years.

Rosen has said he needed proof that parties were still continuing in order to get an injunction from a judge that would evict the caterer immediately while the case to void the contract works its way through the courts.

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