Category Archives: Families in the News

Ridgewood resident Joseph Palombo to run half-marathon in dad’s memory

Joseph Palombo will run his first competitive race on March 20, 2016 in honor of his father, FF Frank Palombo, 46, who was killed on September 11, 2001 while rescuing people at the World Trade Center, wrote Diana Oliveira in The Ridgewood News. “It’s not that he only gave his life on September 11,” Palombo said. “I […]

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Bucks County 9/11 widow makes new push for cockpit security gate with Saracini Aviation Safety Act

The Saracini Aviation Safety Act (H.R. 911) would require airlines to install wire-mesh gates on commercial planes between the cockpit door and the cabinto protect the flight deck, writes Ian Bush of CBS Philly on March 16, 2016. The bill, named for Captain Victor Saracini, the pilot of United Flight 175, seemingly has broad support from both parties in Congress, […]

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Firefighters climb WTC stairs in full gear to honor 9/11 fallen

CBS New York reported on the Firefighter Stair Climb in 4 World Trade Center on March 13, 2016. Three hundred and forty-three firefighters from around the country, one for each FDNY firefighter murdered in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, ran up 72 flights of stairs to honor them. The event was started by […]

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