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FDNY to Sign Diversity Training Contract

by Sally Goldenberg The FDNY, which was the subject of a discrimination lawsuit settled earlier this year, plans to spend $530,000 on diversity training as part of a citywide initiative. The fire agency contract, the details of which are being finalized over the next three or four months, will fund a program run by The […]

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Jet skiers rescued from small Islands off Staten Island

Two jet skiers stranded since Saturday night were rescued from small islands off of Staten Island Sunday morning, police sources said. The FDNY Marine division discovered the first jet skier on the West Bank Lighthouse island while patrolling the area after 8 a.m. Sunday, and took him to Staten Island University Hospital North. His pal, […]

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Rescue 5 Remembers Victims of September 11

by Vincent Barone STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Rescue 5 firehouse doors are graced with a mural of 11 empty boots, a pair for each firefighter the company lost responding to the 9/11 attacks. For the past 13 years, the company has gathered at the Concord Station to honor all 2,983 September 11 victims. Ceremonies […]

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Editorial:The Duty to Remember

NY Daily News – September 11, 2014 Thirteen years ago, mass murder came from the sky as Islamist radicals turned those four airliners into missiles aimed at the heart of America. We remember, we mourn, we rage, our emotions no less raw after another turn of the calendar. Never will there be balm for the […]

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Planners Celebrate WTC Hub as 9/11 Anniversary Nears

As the city prepares for another anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, officials provide an optimistic outlook on Lower Manhattan’s rebuilding, centered around the site where the Twin Towers fell. NY1’s Jose Martinez filed the following report. It’s at least $2 billion over budget and the 2015 arrival of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub will […]

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Now Open, 9/11 Museum Sees Influx of New Artifacts

Associated Press – September 10, 2014 by JENNIFER PELTZ (Associated Press)   (AP) — After seeing the new National September 11 Memorial Museum, one victim’s widow decided to donate one of her husband’s FDNY paramedic shirts, karate uniforms and beloved baseball jersey. A retired police detective gave the sole-scorched boots she wore while working amid […]

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