Livingston-based Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey will use the money to build group housing in town.
On Monday, Livingston presented two checks, for $200,000 each, to Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey. The money raised is for the organization to build group homes in Livingston for residents affected by the disease. Last year, Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill which would have given municipalities two more years in which to spend their money from the state’s Affordable Housing Trust Funds. If towns did not spend the money in a certain amount of time, the state would be allowed to take the money back and spend it on their own. According to Mayor Stephen Santola, the veto caused Livingston to take a closer look at different group homes and organizations in Livingston to see who could benefit the most from the Affordable Housing Trust Funds. "…
People sought to read to disabled students for Friday's Read Across America Day.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Monday, February 27, 2012
Tuesday is the deadline for volunteers for Friday’s Read Across America Day at Livingston’s Horizon School. Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey is looking for volunteers willing to read one-on-one to a student with disabilities this Friday. Read Across America Day is a national event designed to encourage reading among children. The volunteers will receive some background on Horizon School and the students, and then they will read with a student for 30 minutes. Volunteers are being asked to bring co-workers and friends along for the event, as well as Spanish-speaking readers. The school will not allow walk-ins for the event. Volunteers are encouraged to contact volunteer coordinator Corry DeMarco at (973) 763-9900, ext. 1626 or cdemarco@cpnj…