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Medal awarded to honor brother killed in 9/11 attack

Blue Mountain Eagle Gerry Iken of Prairie City has been honored with a replica Congressional Gold Medal, commemorating the loss of his brother, Michael Patrick Iken, in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The U.S. Mint recently prepared three original gold medals, one for each of the sites hit on Sept. 11, 2001 – The World Trade […]

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Robert Curatolo Bowl-a-Thon once again rolls a strike

The Robert Curatolo Bowl-a-thon included numerous family members of the hero firefighter, including, left to right, brothers Anthony Curatolo and John Curatolo, his father, Tony Curatolo and uncle, Chick Curatolo. Photo  Charlie De Biase Jr.

By Charlie De Biase Jr. Staten Island Advance Those who decided to bowl at the third annual Robert Curatolo Bowl-a-Thon last Saturday were under no pressure to perform on the lanes. In fact, it didn’t matter if your first three rolls found nothing but gutter; or you failed to record a single spare or you […]

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9/11 victim Amy O’Doherty a woman for all seasons

Amy O'Doherty, family photo

By Phil Reisman On Monday I received a special book in the mail titled, “Amy’s Greenhouse, Learn & Grow.” It is written for young children, but it is for all of us. This is a book about remembrance and the lovely cycle of life — perfect for mid October, as the leaves begin to […]

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