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As Towers Burned, a Hero in Red Bandanna Saved Lives

By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff (NEWSER) – His father gave him a red bandanna when he was 6, and Welles Crowther carried one every day after, tucked in his back pocket or, when playing lacrosse or hockey, under his helmet. And so it was on Sept. 11, 2001, when the 24-year-old Boston College graduate—an […]

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Beloved Fire Department Chaplain Who Died on 9/11 Honored with Annual Walk: ‘He Helped Me Understand Life Was Worth Living’

BY DIANE HERBST @DianeHerbst 08/29/2016 AT 03:45 PM EDT In 1986, NYPD Detective Steven McDonald was shot and left paralyzed from the neck down. While he was in the hospital, he received a visit from Father Mychal Judge, who kneeled beside him and prayed in his ear.”And I felt so close to God,” McDonald tells […]

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Chuck Schumer Wants Congress to Create Voluntary Health Registry that Tracks Firefighters with Cancer

NY Daily News – August 30, 2016 by Ginger Adams Otis Sen. Charles Schumer wants to create a national health registry to track cancer among firefighters. The registry, the first of its type ever proposed, would help doctors track and treat firefighters battling cancer, Schumer said Sunday at a Manhattan press conference. Numerous studies have […]

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Car bursts in flames in Midtown hotel garage

A BMW parked in the garage of the Sheraton Hotel in Midtown burst into flames Thursday, destroying four cars around it, fire officials said. The vehicle, parked three levels below grade of the 53-story hotel on 7th Avenue and 53rd Street, went ablaze at around 12:30 p.m., sending more than 50 firefighters to the scene. […]

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