This Day in History: 1936-02-07
At the Executive Board meeting of the Mahwah Woman’s Club a serious discussion was held concerning a problem which was increasingly in the local news. Because of recent snowstorms the coasting on several of the streets of Cragmere has beanery good. Many young people have been hitching rides up the hills on the back of passing cars. Several near accidents have taken place. A proposal was made to designate one of the streets as a coasting hill but this proved difficult because those who live on the hill do not wish to give up driving on their own street, and because of the problem of possible liability on the part of the Township. It was decided to undertake a campaign of education directed at the young coasters. Three separate articles on the subject appeared in the Ramsey Journal issue of February 13th, including a statement by the editor of the Mahwah Messenger, the page devoted to Mahwah news in the paper.