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News Nearby: Squatters Causing Alarm in North Babylon

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This vacant home in North Babylon is now boarded up to deter squatters. Photo Credit: Google Maps
This vacant home in North Babylon is now boarded up to deter squatters. Photo Credit: Google Maps
From North Babylon: Squatters Causing Alarm in North Babylon

When a squatter takes up residence in an abandoned home, getting them removed takes a lot more than a simple phone call to authorities as some North Babylon residents are finding out.  

Under New York State law, squatters are classified as tenants and receive temporary rights after living in a property for a period of 30 days. If a squatter refuses to leave, an eviction notice can be filed in court, but that's no quick process. 

In the Parkdale section of North Babylon, which is just north of the Southern State Parkway and east of Deer Park Avenue, Babylon Town officials are currently investigating a half dozen properties that may either be inhabited by squatters or could be targets for squatters. Most of those homes are abandoned and are in the process of foreclosure.

From Lindenhurst: Lindenhurst Solemnly Remembers Sept. 11th Victims

Over one-hundred residents turned out to Lindenhurst Village Park's 9/11 Memorial Garden for a memorial service in honor of those lost on September 11th, 2001.

Lindenhurst Mayor Thomas Brennan and Legislator Wayne Horsley were among the speakers during the nearly hour-long ceremony held at dusk outside of the remembrance park.

From Dix Hills: Dix Hills Firefighters Remember Terry Farrell

As they have done every Sept. 11 since 9/11/01, the members of the Dix Hills Fire Department visited the gravesite of Chief Terry Farrell, also a firefighter with FDNY Rescue Company 4, who was killed along with 342 other firefighters at the World Trade Center.

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