Builder sues N.J. town over group home

November 18, 1998
Three weeks after it was denied a permit to build a residence for Alzheimer's sufferers, Potomac Group Home Corp. has sued the borough, alleging discrimination against the disabled.
     The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Newark, says Potomac was forced to appear before the Planning Board despite federal laws that say homes for people with disabilities are like any single-family home.
     The suit also accuses the board of unlawfully delaying a decision on Potomac's plans, which call for a 15-bedroom home on a residential stretch of Madison Avenue.