Category Archives: Families in the News

Staten Island woman inspired by her mother, who died on September 11, opens a dance studio

Krystal Tabeek, owner of Studio 11, and students.Staten Island Advance/Anthony DePrimo

By Tracey Porpora Staten Island Advance STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Joann Tabeek always encouraged her daughter, Krystal, to follow her dreams. She was especially supportive of her daughter’s interest in dance, which eventually led to the young dancer’s participation in competitive dance for 15 years. But Joann never got to see her teen-age daughter shine on […]

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Widows accuse Pa. congressman of stalling air-safety law

Jennifer Fitch, Herald Mail Media CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Two widows of airline pilots who died in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks charge that a simple solution to increase flight safety is hinging on cooperation from Rep. Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania. The husbands of Ellen Saracini and Melodie Homer were flying United Flight 175 and […]

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Special dog unites 9/11 victim’s family, TSA agent

TSA agent David Wills and his explosive-sniffing dog Rriverso attend the annual Joe Riverso memorial at Stepinac High School. Photo Carucha L. Meuse, The Journal News

By Theresa Juva-Brown Saturday was a special day for the family and friends of Joseph Riverso, who died on September 11, 2001. Not only did they remember Riverso during a memorial football game at Stepinac High School, they met the Transportation Security Administration canine, “Riverso,” named in his honor and the dog’s caretaker, TSA […]

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