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Retired FDNY firefighter dies from 9/11-related cancer

By THOMAS TRACY  and ESHA RAY SEP 18, 2018 | 9:00 PM    Retired FDNY firefighter John Elges has died from cancer caused by Ground Zero toxins on Saturday. (FDNY)   Retired FDNY firefighter John Elges, cited three times for bravery in his decades-long career, died Saturday from cancer caused by Ground Zero toxins, his family said. He was 60. […]

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Hurricane Florence draws FDNY group to North Carolina on 9/11 anniversary for storm preparation

By Meghan Keneally Hundreds of relatives of 9/11 victims gathered in downtown Manhattan Tuesday as they do on every anniversary of the attacks. First responders and everyday people who helped were honored and recognized with emotional messages and the somber ceremony marking the 17th year since terrorists flew planes into the Twin Towers. But one group of New […]

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Middletown remembers residents killed on 9/11

BY Lauren Wanko, Correspondent | September 11, 2018, 5PM EST “I’ll never forget when the first tower came down,” said Laurie Tietjen. “Everybody started crying and I said, ‘Oh my God, those poor families,’ and about a half an hour later I learned we were one of the families.” When Port Authority Police Officer Ken Tietjen learned the […]

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