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FDNY Swimmer Comes to the Rescue after Kayak Flips 100 Yards off Staten Island Shore

SI Advance – September 15, 2014 by Andrew V. Simontacchi STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — An FDNY rescue swimmer ventured 100 yards offshore into the waters of Prince’s Bay to rescue a kayaker whose boat flipped Sunday afternoon. Witnesses said they called 911 after seeing the man’s kayak overturn near Sharrott Pier, off Sharrotts Road near […]

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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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Murder-Suicide Suspected after NYC Blaze Kills 3

NY Post – September 10, 2014 by Kevin Sheehan, Dana Sauchelli and Daniel Prendergast A financially troubled Queens man butchered his wife and their teen son to death with a knife before setting them on fire and killing himself in a grisly murder-suicide, sources said. The gruesome scene was discovered when firefighters arrived to the […]

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Growing Up in the Shadow of 9/11: Revisited

By Kimberly Tan Below is an article I published in The Huffington Post two years ago on the 11th anniversary of 9/11. Today, the United States pauses to commemorate the 11-year anniversary of one of the deadliest attacks on U.S. soil. With tragic memories of the over 3,000 innocent lives lost and a raging war […]

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