This Day in History: 1924-01-22
The Ramsey Borough Council heard two contrasting delegations on the subject of a possible name change for Lake Street. The problem concerned the recent improvements to Crescent Avenue, which crossed Lake Street east of the village and continued north to the Borough line. Crescent Avenue was the main road to Paterson from this area and the M. Bergen Roads Association had sponsored the recent improvements to the northern part of the road including the installation of electric and telephone poles. The Association wanted the road to be called North Escent Avenue and Lake Street to end at the point where they came together. Mayor Storer succeeded in lowering the temperature of the clash between those who wanted to retain the Lake Street name and the new supporters of North Crescent Avenue. He had the tax map brought out and showed that the name Lake Street had been applied in 1908 to the entire length of the road from Franklin Turnpike to the Borough line. He suggested that Lake Street remain unless all parties agreed on an entirely new name. If they did the Council would approve the change, he promised.