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West Babylon

West Babylon
The last of Suffolk County's 10 towns to be formed, Babylon was born out of resentment. Until the late 1800s, the southwestern corner of Suffolk was part of the Town of Huntington, and people referred to it as Huntington South. It was a designation that perturbed its residents. Finally in 1872, the residents of Amityville, Babylon and Breslau (now Lindenhurst) asked the State Legislature to separate Huntington into two townships. Their secessionist plea may have been helped by the weather. Of the 713 people who braved the cold on a particularly frigid day in January, 1872, 445 were from what then became Babylon. The town was officially formed on Jan. 3, 1873.
Photo: The Railroad Station...
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The last of Suffolk County's 10 towns to be formed, Babylon was born out of resentment. Until the late 1800s, the southwestern corner of Suffolk was part of the Town of Huntington, and people referred to it as Huntington South. It was a designation that perturbed its residents. Finally in 1872, the residents of Amityville, Babylon and Breslau (now Lindenhurst) asked the State Legislature to separate Huntington into two townships. Their secessionist plea may have been helped by the weather. Of the 713 people who braved the cold on a particularly frigid day in January, 1872, 445 were from what then became Babylon. The town was officially formed on Jan. 3, 1873.
Photo: The Railroad Station at Babylon from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
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  • Mother of 3 Children Killed in DUI Crash is Pregnant

    Mother of 3 Children Killed in DUI Crash is Pregnant
    NEW YORK -- A New York mother who lost all three of her children in a horrific wrong-way drunk driving crash in 2009 is expecting another child, according to an article published in Ladies Home Journal. "Parenting is not something you can ever let go of,...
  • Victims In Fatal Long Island Crash Identified

    Victims In Fatal Long Island Crash Identified
    The two people killed in that high-speed police chase on Long Island have been identified. Investigators have identified them as 36-year-old Rocco Coscia of Massapequa and 42-year-old Michael Griffin of Wyandanch. The crash happened yesterday morning...
  • NYPD Cop Stole Guns From His Fellow Officers To Pay For Drugs

    NYPD Cop Stole Guns From His Fellow Officers To Pay For Drugs
    An NYPD patrol officer admitted he stole 9mm guns from the lockers of fellow cops in Manhattan’s 9th Precinct, because he was addicted to painkillers--and had to pay off his drug dealer. 31 year old Police Officer, Nicholas Mina, was arraigned in...
  • Women's lacrosse Player of the Week: Shannon Smith, Northwestern

    Shannon Smith, Northwestern Senior, West Babylon NY, Attack Last season's Tewaaraton Award winner helped keep the No. 1 Wildcats' record perfect by scoring five times, including the insurance goal in overtime, as the defending national champs rallied...
  • Pizzeria Owner Sold Illegal Prescription Pills Out Of His Restaurant

    Pizzeria Owner Sold Illegal Prescription Pills Out Of His Restaurant
    A Long Island pizzeria owner has been arrested and charged with selling illegal prescription pills inside his Suffolk County restaurant. According to police, 50-year-old Francesco Miceli was arrested at Miceli Brothers Pizzeria and Restaurant in West...
  • Suspects Arrested In Connection With 6 Burglaries

    Suspects Arrested In Connection With 6 Burglaries
    Suffolk County Police have bagged a couple in connection with a half-a-dozen burglaries that resulted in a combat veteran being robbed of his Purple Heart. The suspects have been identified as Ryan O'Malley, 33, and Nicole Oliva, 29. Police say a couple...
  • The God Squad: Eating meat isn't evil

    Question: If God loves all of His creatures, why did He create a fierce life situation where to remain healthy His creatures must (kill and) eat other living things? — N., West Babylon, N.Y., via godsquadquestion@aol.com Answer: One of the...
  • Thousands Bid Farewell To Fallen NYPD Officer Peter Figoski

    Thousands Bid Farewell To Fallen NYPD Officer Peter Figoski
    A week after veteran NYPD police officer Peter Figoski was fatally shot in the face, while responding as back-up to a Cypress Hills robbery, thousands of uniformed officers formed a sea of blue in West Babylon, Long Island to pay tribute at his funeral....
  • Suit: Wrong-Way Victims Suffered Terror, Pain

    Suit: Wrong-Way Victims Suffered Terror, Pain
    Two victims of the wrong-way crash that killed eight people on a New York highway suffered terror and pain before they died, a lawsuit claims. The lawsuit by the family of victims Michael and Guy Bastardi targets the estate of Diane Schuler, the 36-year-...
  • Man sued over in NYC over 25-foot Viagra rocket

    A New York man is being sued for trademark infringement after he towed a 25-foot-long fake missile around Manhattan with the words "Viva Viagra" printed in blue on its sides. An attorney for Viagra-maker Pfizer Inc. says that the man's use of the...
  • Funeral Held for Victims Of Taconic Parkway Tragedy

    Funeral Held for Victims Of Taconic Parkway Tragedy
    Funeral services were held Thursday on Long Island for a mother and four young children, who were among eight killed in a head-on collision on the Taconic State Parkway on Sunday. Family and friends gathered at Our Lady of Victory Church in Floral Park,...