Category Archives: 9/11 Community

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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Ray Pfeifer, FDNY firefighter who worked at Ground Zero, honored by Nassau officials

Retired firefighter Ray Pfeifer is battling stage 4 cancer that has been attributed to his work in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. His illness did not stop him from fighting for — and winning — the renewal of the Zadroga Act. His work was rewarded by Nassau County on Monday, January 25, 2016 with […]

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