This Day in History: 1944-01-20
Township Attorney John J. Warhol was instructed by the Town Board to draw up a petition to change the name of the Township. Township officials complained that Hohokus Township was constantly being confused with the Borough of Hohokus. Mail was often delayed by being sent to the wrong place. Township Clerk R. F. Dator spoke of the fact that a number of local voters had been denied the opportunity to vote in the last election by the fact that the County Board of Elections had sent their registrations to the Borough of Hooks. The petition would be placed on the ballot in November and needed a two-thirds vote to pass. No new name was agreed upon at the meeting but many favored calling the Township Mahwah.