NJ town to scrutinize group home placements

June 17, 1998
Saying they fear for their safety, dozens of residents Tuesday night angrily declared their opposition to several group homes for the mentally disabled that have opened here recently.
      The outpouring of criticism at a meeting of the Clifton City Council came two weeks after a mentally ill man from one of the group homes wandered into a schoolyard and touched a youngster on the head. No one was hurt or charged in the incident, but it alarmed parents and focused attention on new group homes that had opened in residential neighborhoods.