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Baldwin

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Beginnings: Meroke Indians were the first human inhabitants of the South Shore between the Rockaway peninsula and the Seaford area. By 1660 the area was called Hicks Neck, in honor of English settler John Hicks. The community got its start in 1686, when the Town of Hempstead gave John Pine permission to build a mill. It soon became the focus of what was then called Milburn, but in 1855 the hamlet changed its name to Baldwinsville in honor of Francis P. Baldwin, a state assemblyman and Queens County treasurer. Because an upstate village was already named Baldwinsville, the post office shortened it first to Baldwins and then to Baldwin.
Photo: Type of home at Baldwin
Beginnings: Meroke Indians were the first human inhabitants of the South Shore between the Rockaway peninsula and the Seaford area. By 1660 the area was called Hicks Neck, in honor of English settler John Hicks. The community got its start in 1686, when the Town of Hempstead gave John Pine permission to build a mill. It soon became the focus of what was then called Milburn, but in 1855 the hamlet changed its name to Baldwinsville in honor of Francis P. Baldwin, a state assemblyman and Queens County treasurer. Because an upstate village was already named Baldwinsville, the post office shortened it first to Baldwins and then to Baldwin.
Photo: Type of home at Baldwin
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  • Jack Nelson dies at 80; Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter helped raise L.A. Times to national prominence

    Jack Nelson dies at 80; Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter helped raise L.A. Times to national prominence
    Jack Nelson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, author and longtime Washington bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, whose hard-nosed coverage of the civil rights movement in the 1960s and the Watergate scandal in the 1970s helped...
  • Yankees Pay Respects at Announcer Bob Sheppard's Funeral

    Yankees Pay Respects at Announcer Bob Sheppard's Funeral
    He announced the New York Yankees lineup for 57 years, and today some of the team members in that lineup paid their last respects to Bob Sheppard, at his funeral. The ceremony was at St. Christopher's Church in Baldwin, on Long Island. The parish is...
  • Yankees Announcer Bob Sheppard Dies

    Yankees Announcer Bob Sheppard Dies
    Bob Sheppard, the New York Yankees longtime public address announcer has died at the age of 99. The legendary speaker died at his Long Island home in Baldwin with his wife, Mary, at his side. Sheppard was the voice of Yankee Stadium for more than half a...
  • Summer reading: 60 titles for 92 days

    Summer reading: 60 titles for 92 days
    JUNE Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl Daniel Pinkwater Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Pinkwater brings a magical realist perspective to YA fiction in the third volume of the series that begins with "The Yggyssey" and "The Neddiad." The Clock Without a...
  • SAG nods spell bad news for 'Sweeney Todd,' 'Atonement'

    SAG nods spell bad news for 'Sweeney Todd,' 'Atonement'
    In case you even have to ask, the awards race is still wide open. The Screen Actors Guild jumped right into this wild, wild awards season by anointing Sean Penn's "Into the Wild" as the actors' front-runner with four nominations. That means the film got...
  • The post-Fourth political scene: Some LI links

     
    No, the Clintons never just go away. In case you thought he'd disappeared, Bill Clinton, the former president, is coming to town -- hitting the golf links at County Executive Thomas Suozzi's annual fundraiser. This preview is from Sid......
  • Nassau sheriff search ends, again, at Mark Farsi

     
    After the Suozzi administration???s search for sheriff was found flawed, Nassau re-advertised. But the first-picked candidate, Mark Farsi ??? expected to double-dip as a retired official from NYC Corrections ??? is due to get the $132,000 post after all.....
  • Democratic National convention schedule

     
    by Frank James DENVER -- The Democratic National Convention officially starts here today at the Pepsi Center arena with DNC Chairman Howard Dean scheduled to officially gavel open the quadrennial event at 3 pm MT. Here's the overall schedule with......
  • Suozzi, on the long and short of Long Beach

     
    Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi was speaking to a group of Baldwin residents Tuesday night and asked for a show of hands on some options for a plot of vacant land. ???Can I vote twice???? one woman asked Suozzi. ???Only......
  • Sarah Palin: 'Hotter in person' (Baldwin)

     
    by Mark Silva, and updated with video and script It's Saturday Night in New York and Tina Fey is making room for Sarah Palin: The show opens with a simulated C-Span- broadcast press conference, the first official press conference with......
  • Illegal immigrant held in Baldwin Park house tells agents his captors demanded money [Updated]

     
    An Ecuadoran man told investigators he was held in an 800-square-foot Baldwin Park house while his captors demanded $2,500 above the $10,500 he had already paid to be smuggled into the United States. Another man came from New York to......