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Razed by Terror Attacks, a Church Will Rise Anew

Credit Todd Heisler/The New York Times

By Alex Vadukul New York Times Thirteen years ago, a small Greek Orthodox church with a ringing rooftop bell offered a reprieve from the city’s furious financial nerve center, until it was crushed when the World Trade Center’s south tower collapsed on Sept. 11. On Saturday, church officials blessed the ground where the new St. Nicholas church would […]

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Street Renamed for Police Officer Robert Ehmer Who Died from 9/11-Related Cancer

Katie Honan, DNAInfo  ELMHURST — A street corner was renamed for a police officer who died several years ago from cancer he contracted while working on rescue efforts after the 9/11 attacks, according to family and police officials. Police Officer Robert Ehmer joined the NYPD in 1985 and spent most of his 20 years with the […]

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Winner of Queens Round of the Daily News 5 Alarm Cookoff Serves a Good Cause

By Frank Green New York Daily News The new king of Queens can not only cook — he’s generous with his winnings, too. Jing Kong beat the field of firefighters and paramedics at the borough’s round of the Daily News 5 Alarm Cookoff, held Saturday in Long Island City. Kong competed as a lieutenant in the […]

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