Category Archives: Families in the News

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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Can a single memento define the life of a 9/11 victim?

Karina Bland, The Arizona Republic Donna Bird has a decision to make, one she has been putting off for close to 13 years. Her husband, Gary Bird, was in New York on business on September 11, 2001, when first one plane and then another struck the World Trade Center. Gary was on the 99th floor […]

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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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