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Families of 9/11 heroes moved by artistic tributes at NYPD headquarters

Rocco Parascandola writes in the February 2, 2016 issue of the New York Daily News about a luncheon to mark the extension of the Zadroga Act that featured paintings of some of the police officers who either were killed during the attacks or who died of site-related illnesses due to their work during the recovery effort. A […]

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The Rev. John Romas, Leader of Greek Church at Ground Zero, Dies at 86

On January 24, 2016, the Rev. John D. Romas died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 86. After St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Lower Manhattan was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Romas shepherded his congregation through a move to borrowed space Brooklyn. He looked through the ruins of his tiny church, […]

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Boston Marathon bombing survivor Sydney Corcoran’s journey back to health

At 15, Sydney Corcoran was hit by a car and gravely injured in 2010. In 2013, she was one of the 264 people injured in the Boston Marathon bombing. The bomb severed her femoral artery and blew a hole through her foot. Sydney’s mother lost both legs in the bombing. Both are finding strength in […]

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