Category Archives: Families in the News

Staten Island native, son of FDNY 9/11 hero, debuts on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Pete Davidson, photo by Rob Bailey, Staten Island Advance

By Lauren Steussy Staten Island Advance This weekend’s premiere of “Saturday Night Live” will have a familiar name in the opening credits. Great Kills native Pete Davidson makes his first appearance on the iconic sketch comedy show Saturday, September 27, after joining the cast less than two weeks ago. At 20, he’s one of the “SNL’s” youngest […]

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Remains of Sole Belgian Victim of World Trade Center Attack Are Identified

Paola Braut held a photograph of her son, Patrice, during a memorial service at the World Trade Center this year on September 11. CreditPool photo by Justin Lane

By David W. Dunlap New York Times Patrice Braut. Among the hundreds of nameless who repose next to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, there is now a name. Remains of Mr. Braut, the only Belgian citizen to die at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, have been positively identified by the office of […]

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9/11 family members honor loved ones in song and in charity

Francesca Picerno, 22, wrote a song for dad Matthew, who was a Cantor Fitzgerald bond broker. Photo: Robert Miller

By Amber Sutherland, Lia Eustachewich and Sophia Rosenbaum New York Post Hundreds of thousands [sic] of family members of 9/11 victims will trickle into the memorial’s plaza Thursday for the 13th anniversary ceremony of the devastating terrorist attacks. Their ages vary, from now-elderly parents remembering their lost children to teenagers who were just babies when […]

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