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Here’s how a 9/11 widow brought her family back from the brink

MaryEllen Salamone was widowed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Her children were 6, 4, and 2 at the time of the attacks. She spoke with Darla Mercado of CNBC about handling finances after losing her husband.

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Staten Island softball game honors legacy of NYPD Officer James Leahy, killed on 9/11

The brothers and sisters of NYPD Officer James Leahy remembered him with a charity softball tournament on Staten Island. They spoke to Lindsay Tuchman of NY1 about his courage and selflessness. James Leahy, the oldest sibling, took over the role of father when his father died. He was killed helping others escape from the World Trade […]

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Permanent 9/11 memorial unveiled in Point Lookout, Long Island

The long-desired permanent 9/11 memorial at Point Lookout has been unveiled. Granite plaques display names of those killed in the terrorist attacks and those who have died of World Trade Center-related illnesses, with steel from the World Trade Center and a tiny seedling of the callery pear tree that survived the attacks. WABC’s Stacey Sager […]

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