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Clinton Reunites with New York Labor Allies

Capitol NY – September 17, 2014 by Gloria Pazmino Calling the city’s local labor organizations her “principal ally” after the attacks of Sept. 11, Hillary Clinton urged a coalition of union members in a speech on Tuesday to “mobilize” behind an effort to extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. Speaking at a […]

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FDNY is Promoting 56 Members

Newsday – September 17, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — The FDNY is promoting 56 of its members. Commissioner Daniel Nigro (NY’-groh) notes that Wednesday’s promotion ceremony closely follows the anniversary of 9/11. Nigro says he’s reminded of those who led the department on that day — and what it means to be a New York […]

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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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