Category Archives: 9/11 Community

Surviving 9/11 launched man’s ministry

By Melanie Jones┬áThe Gadsden Times He emailed a friend from his office on the 81st floor in the North Tower of the World Trade Center that he longed for purpose in his life. He was tired of warming a pew at his church. He sent the email at 8:05 a.m. About 40 minutes later, events […]

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Remembering Firefighter Robert Beddia, who died 7 years ago Monday in ‘toxic inferno’ at Deutsche Bank building

FF Robert Beddia

By Joe Vitale Staten Island Advance STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Robert Beddia, the Staten Island FDNY member who died while fighting a fire in Manhattan, is gone — but certainly not forgotten. Monday marks seven years since Beddia, 53, lost his life battling a blaze in the old Deutsche Bank building near Ground Zero. The […]

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Did you lose this photo during Hurricane Sandy?

Wedding photo - one of many found in Staten Island after Hurricane Sandy

By Virginia N. Sherry Staten Island Advance NEW DORP BEACH — Patricia and Dominick Guinta, homeowners on hideaway Seafoam Street close to the shore in New Dorp Beach, know something about loss. Hurricane Sandy’s destructive surge inundated their home with 11 feet of water almost two years ago, and the couple lost everything on the […]

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