Category Archives: Families in the News

Daughter of 9/11 Hero Begins Firefighting Training

By Kathleen Culliton New York Post The FDNY’s incoming class includes a department first: a woman whose firefighter dad was killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Josephine Smith, 34, whose father, Kevin, died when the north tower collapsed, has been dreaming about this day for years, officials said. “We’ve had 9/11 sons and brothers, but […]

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9/11 Widow to Share Message of Hope, Healing with National Gathering

PR Newswire Project Rebirth, Inc., the resilience resource for those who serve community and country, announces a firefighter’s widow whose voice of hope is featured in the new 9/11 Museum this week shares her message that you can find joy after pain with hundreds of others who’ve lost their spouse. Tanya Villanueva Tepper, whose fiancé Sergio died on 9/11 as […]

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Calls Mount To Return Sphere Sculpture to World Trade Center Site

The sphere from the original World Trade Center (Credit: Getty Images)

CBS New York After years of controversy, there still has been no decision made on what to do with a popular sculpture that stood on the plaza at the old World Trade Center. As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, the Koenig Sphere was dented, battered and pierced, but remained intact after the attacks of September […]

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