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Names of Staten Island’s 9/11 first responders coming to memorial

The Postcards 9/11 Memorial on Staten Island will now add the names of rescue and recovery workers who have died of site-related illnesses since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 to a wall near Postcards, reports Rachel Shapiro in the Staten Island Advance. Both the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association and the Uniformed Firefighters Association have gathered names of […]

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49 died in a shooting at Pulse nightclub. He got out alive. To feel worthy of survival, he would need to make something of his life.

Angel Santiago, 30, survived the Pulse nightclub shooting on June 12, 2016, a terrorist attack that killed 49 people and injured 102. He was shot; one bullet in his knee, the other shattering his heel, reports Kathleen McGrory in the Tampa Bay Times. His physical recovery has been difficult. His emotional recovery much more so. Because of […]

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Abington principal runs NYC Marathon for Jeffrey Coombs Memorial Foundation

The Jeffrey Coombs Memorial Foundation will benefit from this year’s New York City Marathon, even though the charity is based in Abingdon, Massachusetts. David Summergrad, principal at Abingdon’s Woodsdale Elementary School, ran in honor of the Jeffrey Coombs Memorial Foundation this year, reports Kaila Braley in Wicked Local. He met Christie Coombs, Jeff Coombs’ widow, when she spoke […]

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