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Tunnel to Towers Run 2017: NYC street closures

On Sunday, the 2017 Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run will take place in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The 5K run and walk is held each year on the last Sunday in September. The event is held to honor firefighter Stephen Stiller, a member of the New York City Fire Department who lost his life while […]

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FDNY Commissioner: We still remember the people who died heroically on 9/11

(Vatican Radio) Americans are Monday marking the 16th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Thousands of 9/11 victims’ relatives, survivors, rescuers and others were expected to gather at the World Trade Center to remember the worst terror attack on American soil. Nearly 3,000 people died when hijacked planes slammed into the trade center, the Pentagon and a […]

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Astoria street co-named for Woodside firefighter who helped save 16 lives during 9/11

By Angela Matua A Woodside firefighter who helped rescue 16 people during the 9/11 attacks but later died from illnesses he contracted while working at Ground Zero was honored with a street co-naming in Astoria on Sept. 9. Jimmy Lanza, who died in April at 71 due to 9/11-related brain cancer, was part of the team that pulled people out of […]

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Cat rescued from Bay Ridge fire that killed her owner finds new forever home with neighbor

  A cat rescued from a Bay Ridge, Brooklyn apartment fire that claimed the life of her owner was rehabilitated at Veterinary Emergency & Referral Group North Emergency Services and is being taken in permanently by a neighbor. (Credit: Veterinary Emergency & Referral Group) By Lauren Cook A resilient cat rescued from a fire in Brooklyn […]

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Two rescued after boat sinks in Queens

By Daniel Prendergast August 27, 2017 | 5:28pm NYPD Special Ops A man and woman fishing on a boat off Queens on Sunday had to be rescued when their craft started sinking, police said. The 55-year-old man and 34-year-old woman were on board a 24-foot fiberglass fishing boat about a mile south of the Rockaway Peninsula off Breezy […]

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