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Joseph O’Toole, Ground Zero FDNY hero, dead of cancer at 61

FDNY Firefighter Joseph O’Toole, known almost exclusively as “Toolie,” has died of site-related cancer, reports Larry McShane of the New York Daily News. O’Toole, 61, spent his 19-year FDNY career at Bronx firehouse 41 Truck, and spent 5 months at the World Trade Center site during the recovery. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations […]

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St. Paul’s has put faith on Wall Street for 250 years

The newly restored St. Paul’s Chapel is celebrating its 250th anniversary, writes Rev. Alexander Santora in the Jersey Journal. As most people know, St. Paul’s survived the terrorist attacks of 2001 virtually unscathed, despite its proximity to the World Trade Center Many rescue and recovery workers treasure the memory of St. Paul’s, which served as a […]

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Boston Marathon bombing victim gets engaged to firefighter who saved her life

Roseann Sdoia lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombings of 2013. This weekend, she became engaged to Mike Materia, the firefighter who helped her that day, reports Sean Morrison for

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