May 9, 2016, 6:25 pmMay 9, 2016, 6:26 pm

Yeshiva is shut down following FiOS1 report that showed rotting waste, safety violations on site

This is the first time Ramapo town officials have shut down such a facility

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FiOS1 Exclusive: Inside a private school covered in rotting waste, safety violations 

A private yeshiva, owned by congregation Ateres Yisroel, is now closed. This is the first time the town of Ramapo has shut down a yeshiva.

Last month, our cameras captured piles of trash, broken structures and other unsafe conditions at 33 Forshay Road. A few days after our initial report, most of the garbage was cleaned up and some repairs were made, but major problems remained.

Ramapo's chief building inspector, Tony Mallia, says his staff performed a lengthy inspection at the site Tuesday and, "We deemed the structures unsafe and unsuitable for occupancy."

"Why did it take from 2006, from 2009 where they've been in the courts, to 2016 when FiOS1 exposed them,” asked Rockland Housing Illegal Task Force Member Justin Schwartz.

“These things happen because of pressure. And if that's what it takes, that's fine,” Rockland County Executive Ed Day told us.

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