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Gander to receive international humanitarian award for 9/11 response

The Town of Gander will be the 2018 recipient of the Rescuer of Humanity award, reports Adam Randell of the Gander Beacon. The award is given by the Values-in-Action Foundation, to honor individuals who are committed to improving humanity. Other recipients include Doctors Without Borders, Rosa Parks, President Jimmy Carter, King Hussein I of Jordan, and Paul Rusesabagina. The […]

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Helicopters on South Shore part of salute at hero cop Kelly Korchak’s funeral

A funeral for two-time Staten Island Advance “Cop of the Month” Police Officer Kelly Korchak was held in Staten Island today. Officer Korchak died of World Trade Center-related illness at the age of 38, reports Mira Wassef in the Staten Island Advance. Three NYPD helicopters flew over Holy Child Church during her funeral. Officer Korchak was a rookie in […]

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Anne Frank tree dedicated at Liberty Park near World Trade Center

The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect held a ceremony in Liberty Park to dedicate a sapling of the same chestnut tree that grew outside Anne Frank’s “Secret Annexe” in Amsterdam, where she and her family hid for years from the Nazis. The sapling project plants saplings of Anne’s tree in areas affected by hatred, reports […]

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