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Medford

Medford
Beginnings: When the Long Island Rail Road reached what is now Medford in 1843, it was a good connection for the stagecoach line that ran between Patchogue and Port Jefferson along what was Stage Road (now Route 112). People started coming from miles around to get their mail. The soil was poor for farming, but the woods offered copious lumbering, and there were miles of land to be sold. The railroad held an auction in New York City in 1850 to peddle lots. The O.L. Schwenke Land & Investment Co. bought four square miles, and sold 25-by-100-foot lots for $10 to $75.
Photo: The Railroad Station, Medford from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
Beginnings: When the Long Island Rail Road reached what is now Medford in 1843, it was a good connection for the stagecoach line that ran between Patchogue and Port Jefferson along what was Stage Road (now Route 112). People started coming from miles around to get their mail. The soil was poor for farming, but the woods offered copious lumbering, and there were miles of land to be sold. The railroad held an auction in New York City in 1850 to peddle lots. The O.L. Schwenke Land & Investment Co. bought four square miles, and sold 25-by-100-foot lots for $10 to $75.
Photo: The Railroad Station, Medford from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
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  • Suspects In Long Island Pharmacy Massacre Plead Guilty

    Suspects In Long Island Pharmacy Massacre Plead Guilty
    The gunman who went on a shooting rampage, killing four people in cold blood at a Long Island pharmacy all in a quest for prescription drugs, pleaded guilty to murder charges Thursday. David Laffer, 33, pleaded guilty to first degree murder and robbery...
  • We Had No Warning Before Pharmacy Murders: Suffolk Police

    We Had No Warning Before Pharmacy Murders: Suffolk Police
    A very angry Suffolk County Police Commissioner is lashing out against a Newsday report, which states his cops might have prevented the Medford pharmacy massacre in June, if they'd seized David Laffer's licensed pistols, five months before the suspect...
  • Gov. Cuomo: Lowe's to Distribute Over 22,000 Thanksgiving Meals to Sandy Victims

    Gov. Cuomo: Lowe's to Distribute Over 22,000 Thanksgiving Meals to Sandy Victims
    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Lowe’s will be distributing more than 22,000 traditional, family-style Thanksgiving meals from Boston Market to families in the hardest hit communities of Hurricane Sandy. These heat-and-serve dinners...
  • Metal band Lamb of God to salute U.S. military with new video project

    Metal band Lamb of God to salute U.S. military with new video project
    Lamb of God, the Richmond-based metal band, is paying tribute to America's armed forces with a new video. The band is asking family members of service men and women to submit photos of their loved ones for use in a clip. "Lamb of God is looking to...
  • 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...
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    From Summa Cum Laude...to Selling Oxy on Craig's List
    A former “tech” millionaire busted in a gun-running ring with a New York City cop two weeks ago was slapped with new criminal charges on Friday. The Special Narcotics Prosecutor said she was pushing painkillers like Oxycontin on Craig’s...