Category Archives: 9/11 Community

In remembrance of September 11, Mount Loretto Friendship Club prepares a feast to thank firefighters

Firefighter George Corrado with friendship club member Theresa Giordano. (Staten Island Advance Irving Silverstein)

By Vincent Barone Staten Island Advance STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Come noontime, about a half-dozen firefighters at the Engine 151/Ladder 76 firehouse were reposed on a couch with the remains of a great feast on a table before them. Each year, in remembrance of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the senior citizens of Mount Loretto Friendship Club brings […]

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Pace of Zadroga law 9/11 awards improving, officials say

 Joseph Pironti worked three months of 12-hour days at the World Trade Center site after 9/11. Now he's suffering from chronic lympocytic leukemia. (Credit: Chuck Fadely)

By Ridgely Ochs New York Newsday The pace of awards made from the $2.775 billion September 11th Victim Compensation Fund has picked up, but with the 13th anniversary of the attacks Thursday, 44 percent of claims cannot be decided because of missing information, according to a report released Tuesday. As of Monday, 16,449 responders and […]

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40 names added to Nesconset 9/11 Memorial Wall

News 12 Long Island Hundreds gathered in Nesconset Saturday morning to honor 40 fallen first responders whose names were added to the 9/11 Memorial Wall. All of the honorees died from illnesses contracted at the World Trade Center after the September 11, 2001 attacks. “They made a big sacrifice for all of us,” said Dorothy […]

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