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Guest: Counterterrorism has entered a new dangerous phase

ON July 22, the 9/11 Commission’s members marked the 10th anniversary of their profound report on the successful 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States with a new and supplementary review of a decade of successes and failures. The commissioners also came out with a new set of recommendations to deal with the changed face of terrorist […]

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FDNY Rescues Hardhat Trapped in 2nd Ave. Tunnel Mishap

NY Post – August 21, 2014 by Erin Calabrese, Shawn Cohen and Daniel Prendergast Firefighters went underground Wednesday in the dramatic rescue of a construction worker who suffered a broken leg in the Second Avenue Subway tunnel, officials said. The incident happened at about 3:30 p.m. as the man was pouring concrete 100 feet below […]

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Teen ‘Angel’ Died in Fire Caused by Overloaded Power Strip; Father Thought She was behind Him during Escape

NY Daily News – August 20, 2014 by Edgar Sandoval, Thomas Tracy A teen “angel” looking forward to the start of school died when a blistering fire tore through her Hamilton Heights home, heartbroken neighbors said Tuesday. Melissa Mendez, 15, was escaping the flames with her father Monday afternoon when the two got separated in […]

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2 Unconscious Women are Rescued from NYC Apartment Fire

NY Post – August 18, 2014 by Kirstan Conley and C.J. Sullivan A rookie firefighter and two other smoke eaters rescued a pair of young women from an East Village apartment blaze Sunday morning. FDNY Lt. Michael Demeo, firefighter John Rocchio and probationary firefighter Marlon Sahai, broke down the door to the women’s first-floor apartment […]

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Nobody Minded Store on 911-System Shift, Leading to Boondoggle

Chief Leader – August 12, 2014 by SARAH DORSEY The Bloomberg administration mismanaged its 911- system overhaul and relied too heavily on poorly-monitored outside contractors, leading to hundreds of millions of dollars in cost overruns, Comptroller Scott Stringer and the city Department of Investigation charged Aug. 6. The Comptroller issued a critical 24-page report two […]

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