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Wayne teen wins award named for 9/11 victim

By Shawn Boburg The Record WAYNE — Kathleen Hopkins, a Wayne Valley High School graduate, has received the $4,000 Paul Acquaviva Scholar-Athlete Memorial Award. The scholarship, in memory of 9/11 victim Paul Acquaviva, was the 13th given annually to a senior who excels in both academics and athletics. Hopkins, a co-valedictorian at Wayne Valley, played […]

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MTA graduating class of dogs trained to sniff out trouble

In total, nineteen canines are the newest members of the MTA police program. Here they are seen at their graduation ceremony held in Grand Central Terminal on Friday, June 13, 2014. (Credit: Jeremy Bales)

By Maria Alvarez Newsday The largest class of bomb-sniffing anti-terrorist German shepherds trained to work for the MTA graduated Friday. Each of the 19 dogs, who bear the names of New York’s fallen heroes, received a badge with a collar and full color guard honors at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority ceremony at Grand Central Terminal. […]

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Fritz Koenig’s Sphere: Michael Burke’s Call to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

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By Todd Fine Huffington Post The National September 11 Memorial & Museum foundation, with its new museum recently opened in Manhattan, often speaks of its “stakeholders”: family members of victims, survivors, first responders, recovery workers, local residents, historic preservationists, and government officials. However, there is an additional possible “stakeholder” that could be conceived in two […]

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