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Abington to dedicate 9/11 Memorial in September

A 206-pound piece of steel salvaged from the rubble that once was the World Trade Center, will be made into a memorial in front of the Abington police station in Abingdon, MA. The memorial should open in time for the fifteenth anniversary of the attacks. It is a project of Abingdon resident Christie Coombs, whose husband, Jeff […]

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Gies family on Mike Piazza’s induction into the Hall of Fame

Carol Gies remembers the night Piazza hit the first NY home run after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, reports Kevin Armstrong in the NY Daily News. ‘“I was really numb,” she says. “I kind of just existed, but we made a decision, a family decision, that we would go. Shea Stadium was our place. We were such […]

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New cop Vigiano follows in footsteps of father, Det. Joseph Vigiano, fallen hero of 9/11

Joseph Vigiano, Jr., a US Marine, joined the NYPD on Thursday. Vigiano, 23, was 8 when his father, Detective Joseph Vigiano, and his uncle, Firefighter John Vigiano, Jr. were killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. ‘ “I just want to say that it’s an honor to be here and become a part […]

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