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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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  • Elderly Man Found Dead In Snow Outside LI Home

    Elderly Man Found Dead In Snow Outside LI Home
    An 87-year-old man who went missing following Wednesday's storm was found dead in a mound of snow outside his West Babylon home, police said. According to authorities, the man identified as Emanuel Maggio was reported missing at around 10:45 p.m....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Bus Driver Gets Fired After Rescuing 3 Cops

    Bus Driver Gets Fired After Rescuing 3 Cops
    Nassau County school bus driver George Daw expected he'd get a pat on the back, instead of a kick in the butt for coming to the aid of three cops whose car was submerged in floodwater. "This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. I'm crushed," Daw...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ex-NYC Cop Kills Himself In Heated Fight Over Love

    WEST BABYLON, N.Y (WPIX) -- An ex-New York City cop reportedly heated over allegations of infidelity apparently shot at his wife and another male before turning the gun on himself, according to authorities. Cecil Ramsay, 51, reportedly shot himself in...
  • 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...
  • Two Suffolk Democrats drop state Senate bids

     
    Two Suffolk Democrats who were designated to run for state Senate have declined the nominations. Richard Schaffer, Suffolk Democratic chairman, said he is looking to fill the vacancy left by Matthew Rocchio, a county elections worker, who was the party......
  • Golisano: No endorsements in Skelos, O. Johnson races

     
    Missing from last week???s string of endorsements in State Senate races by Rochester billionaire Thomas Golisano were two prominent Long Islanders ??? Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and Sen. Owen Johnson (R-West Babylon). James T....
  • Babylon ethics board suddenly selected

     
    All three seats on the Babylon Town Board of Ethics had been vacant since January, according to a town spokeswoman. But on Sept. 10 ??? one day after Newsday asked if such a panel existed ??? the town board announced......