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Central Islip

Central Islip
Beginnings: In the summer of 1841, Edgar Fenn Peck, a wealthy New York doctor who had just moved to Smithtown, began the first serious exploration of the virtual wilderness of what is now Central Islip. A year later, the Long Island Rail Road arrived at what was called Suffolk Station, and the adjacent Central Islip was effectively born. For three decades, Suffolk Station depot was a rail and stagecoach center, and most of the early arrivals were of English descent or birth.
Photo: Central Islip Business Section from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
Beginnings: In the summer of 1841, Edgar Fenn Peck, a wealthy New York doctor who had just moved to Smithtown, began the first serious exploration of the virtual wilderness of what is now Central Islip. A year later, the Long Island Rail Road arrived at what was called Suffolk Station, and the adjacent Central Islip was effectively born. For three decades, Suffolk Station depot was a rail and stagecoach center, and most of the early arrivals were of English descent or birth.
Photo: Central Islip Business Section from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
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    Video: Police release surveillance footage of hit-and-run scene
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  • Shots reportedly fired on 2 Freeway in Glendale, CHP says

    Officers were investigating reports of shots fired on the northbound 2 Freeway in Glendale late Tuesday after a stolen vehicle crashed and snarled traffic, the California Highway Patrol told the Los Angeles Times. The vehicle crashed near Foothill...
  • No jail time for rocker Peter Murphy

    No jail time for rocker Peter Murphy
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  • Glendale hit-and-run victim dies while in coma

    Glendale hit-and-run victim dies while in coma
    A 74-year-old Glendale woman has died from injuries she suffered after she and a friend were struck in a crosswalk by a hit-and-run driver on Oct. 3, police said Tuesday. Serpouhi Gharapetian suffered major head injuries and was in a coma until she died...
  • Berkeley safety experts to discuss Glendale's hit-and-run incidents

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  • Reward offered in Joseph Gatto shooting case as family seeks public's help

    Reward offered in Joseph Gatto shooting case as family seeks public's help
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto and his family pleaded for the public's help Tuesday in the shooting death of their father, Joseph Gatto, a well-known artist and retired teacher found shot to death in his Silver Lake home. Flanked by Los Angeles Mayor Eric...
  • Tujunga man faces attempted murder, carjacking charges

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  • Stats reflect Glendale traffic dangers

    Last year was devastating for pedestrians in Glendale as traffic-related fatalities saw a 400% jump from 2012. Fatalities jumped to eight last year, which is substantial compared to 2012 when police logged only two traffic-related deaths, according to...
  • Three vehicle involved in crash on 134 Freeway

    Three vehicle involved in crash on 134 Freeway
    This story has been updated. See details below. Two people were transported to the hospital after a three-vehicle crash Friday morning on the westbound Ventura (134) Freeway that left one vehicle flipped on its side, according to fire officials. The...
  • Glendale couple united in family's memory

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    Glendale ranked last among California cities for having the worst drivers
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