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Renowned Staten Island artist Gregory Perillo sculpts hard hat for neighbor’s dad

Perillo sculpure of a hard hat. photo Carol Ann Benanti

By Carol Ann Benanti Staten Island Advance STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — When George Gambon lived in Tottenville, he and world-renowned artist Gregory Perillo were neighbors. They developed a unique friendship — especially after the passing of George’s dad, Howard Gambon, in the year 2000. Howard, an iron worker, sadly lost his battle with mesothelioma, a […]

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President Obama marks opening of September 11 museum: ‘Nothing can change who we are as Americans’

The survivors of Stairway B in the North Tower. Chang W. Lee/Pool/Getty Images

By Edgar Sandoval, Corky Siemaszko New York Daily News Standing in the footprints of the lost Twin Towers, President Obama told New York and the nation Thursday that “nothing can ever break us, nothing can change who we are as Americans.” Speaking at the dedication of the new September 11 museum, Obama told the loved […]

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President Obama to attend 9/11 museum dedication

By Tom Brune Newsday WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and the first lady will attend the dedication ceremony for the National September 11 Memorial Museum on May 15, a White House official said Friday. The ceremony will be held seven stories below ground, in front of an exposed slab of the World Trade Center’s original […]

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