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Andrew Stern Memorial Essay Contest winners celebrated in East Rockaway

This year’s winners of the Andrew Stern Memorial Essay Contest have been announced, reports Michael Smollins in the Long Island Herald. Andrew Stern graduated from the East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School. He was killed at the age of 41 during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks while working at Cantor Fitzgerald Securities. Approximately 500 students submitted […]

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September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows: don’t use our loved ones to turn away refugees

Eight members of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows have denounced President Trump’s executive order, reports Carol Kuruvilla in the Huffington Post. The order, signed last Friday, bans Syrian refugees from the US indefinitely, while people from seven other countries ― Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen ― banned temporarily. The executive order mentions the […]

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Trump ban moves 9/11 victim’s daughter to pen pro-Muslim essay

Amy Mastrocinque lost her father, Rudolph Mastrocinque in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, reports Carol Polsky in Newsday. Ms. Mastrocinque wrote an essay describing the support she received from Muslims after the attacks.

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