This Day In History: 1934-03-25
Workmen from the Public Service Rail Road erected barriers to keep people from dumping ashes and garbage along the right of way of the former Trolley Line in Mahwah. The North Jersey Rapid Transit Trolley cars had ceased running in 1929. Public Service was trying to maintain the property in a responsible way but homeowners were using the area instead of paying to have their trash removed. The Ramsey “Journal” lamented the lack of strong sanitary laws that had turned the old trolley line as well as many of the unoccupied property along streams in the Township into garbage dumps.