Clifton City Council decides not to extend Dick Street
The Clifton City Council has ruled against extending Dick Street onto Ellsworth Street.
While the name of a street may not seem like such an important topic, the debate was a serious issue for some Clifton residents who did not want their street name to change.
Clifton officials say they first considered the idea of extending Dick Street onto the small stretch of Ellsworth Street because they were worried emergency responders were getting lost trying to find the small stretch.
Ellsworth Street is broken into two parts; it ends in a T-junction with Dawson and Katherine avenues in between. The road ultimately changes into Dick Street.
But residents who lived on that portion of Ellsworth say they won't want to live on Dick Street, and not just because of the humorous name.
"Why all of a sudden di they have to change the name?" asks resident Anil Rana. "The senior citizen bus comes here, they don't get lost. School bus comes here, they don't get lost. Garbage people come here, and they don't get lost."
Another resident who lives on Ellsworth tells News 12 New Jersey that he is working with Google Maps to make sure the addresses were corrected for the separate parks of Ellsworth Street.