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Abington to dedicate 9/11 Memorial in September

A 206-pound piece of steel salvaged from the rubble that once was the World Trade Center, will be made into a memorial in front of the Abington police station in Abingdon, MA. The memorial should open in time for the fifteenth anniversary of the attacks. It is a project of Abingdon resident Christie Coombs, whose husband, Jeff […]

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Gies family on Mike Piazza’s induction into the Hall of Fame

Carol Gies remembers the night Piazza hit the first NY home run after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, reports Kevin Armstrong in the NY Daily News. ‘“I was really numb,” she says. “I kind of just existed, but we made a decision, a family decision, that we would go. Shea Stadium was our place. We were such […]

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5 things we’ve learned about PTSD since 9/11

Task & Purpose magazine writer Alice Vitiello lists five things experts have learned about PTSD since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. PTSD is no longer regarded as a disorder but as a normal reaction to abnormal events. Post-traumatic stress disorder is treatable and not a life sentence. Treatments are advancing and a great many […]

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