This Day in History: 1933-01-09
The Board of Education deliberated again on how to meet the increases in the train fare for students between Mahwah and Ramsey. About 150 students per day made the round trip. The Erie had recently raised the cost by three cents a ride. The $9 per week cost was considerable at a time when salaries were being cut and expenses reduced drastically because of the depression. The Board decided to make a formal complaint to the Erie and inform them that they could not pay the increase.