Category Archives: Families in the News

9/11 family members honor loved ones in song and in charity

Francesca Picerno, 22, wrote a song for dad Matthew, who was a Cantor Fitzgerald bond broker. Photo: Robert Miller

By Amber Sutherland, Lia Eustachewich and Sophia Rosenbaum New York Post Hundreds of thousands [sic] of family members of 9/11 victims will trickle into the memorial’s plaza Thursday for the 13th anniversary ceremony of the devastating terrorist attacks. Their ages vary, from now-elderly parents remembering their lost children to teenagers who were just babies when […]

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Mets visit families of police slain on 9/11

Jacob deGrom, John Franco (from left) and Daniel Murphy (far right) visit with the family of James Leahy, a member of the 6th precinct in the towers who was killed on September 11, 2001.Photo: Courtesy of NY Mets

By Zach Braziller New York Post Thirteen years ago, the Mets led the charge in helping New York City recover from the World Trade Center attacks. They haven’t forgotten about that tragic day. Jacob deGrom, Daniel Murphy and former Mets closer John Franco spent the day Thursday at 1 Police Plaza, meeting with the families […]

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A 9/11 ‘Miracle’ for Family of Fallen Firefighter

Michael Boyle, a city firefighter who died on 9/11, and his niece, Amanda. Mary Lynch

By Murray Weiss DNA Info NEW YORK CITY — James Boyle’s son, Michael, was a New York City firefighter who died on September 11, 2001. The memory of his son weighed on his heart so heavily in the years since the terror attack that Boyle, 75, a former firefighter union president, never thought there would […]

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