Category Archives: 9/11 Community Supports Sandy’s Victims

Along the Shore, rebuilding 9/11 memorials for memory’s sake

Mark Di Ionno, Star-Ledger  The lonely, distinct notes of Taps were absent from the UnionBeach 9/11 ceremony Wednesday morning. So was the 21-gun salute that once echoed over the Raritan Bay. Instead of the uniformed color guard, the solemn members of American Legion Post 321, which donated the black marble beachfront memorial, wore shorts and […]

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Selfless brigade of unsung heroes: A spotlight on the borough’s tradition of volunteerism

By Tracey Porpora Staten Island Advance You’ll find them manning soup kitchens in the basement of churches on their day off from work, rebuilding homes devastated by Hurricane Sandy after clocking an eight-hour day in the office, filing paperwork for not-for-profits after they drop their kids off at school, or staffing a hospital gift shop […]

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Gerritsen Beach is poster child for lingering impact of high water

By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle A South Brooklyn waterfront neighborhood is battling a health menace Superstorm Sandy left behind: Mold. As summer approaches, non-profits are redoubling their efforts to clean up the foul fungus lurking in hundreds of homes in Gerritsen Beach, a peninsula where a 10-foot storm surge during the Oct. 29 hurricane […]

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