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Bone marrow donor drive held Sunday for Eltingville firefighter

Tara McGuire's cheek swabs are sealed in an envelope and will be  tested to see if she is a possible match for someone.(Staten Island Advance/Bill Lyons)

By Staff Staten Island Advance Donors were invited to have their cheek swabbed Sunday as part of a bone marrow donor drive for an Eltingville firefighter at Our Lady Queen of Peace R.C. Church in New Dorp. The 24-year FDNY veteran, Jimmy Martinez, is in need of a life-saving stem cell transplant. The event ran […]

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Firefighter, September 11 hero searching for life-saving donor match

FF Jimmy Martinez

By Joe Vitale Staten Island Advance Firefighters save lives every day. How often do we have the opportunity to save theirs? On Sunday, we will all get that chance. Supporters of Jimmy Martinez of Eltingville — a 24-year veteran of the FDNY who is in need of a life-saving stem cell transplant — will be […]

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Disgraced NYPD chief approved for disability pension for cancer related to 9/11 attacks

By John Marzulli New York Daily News A retired NYPD chief has been approved for a tax-free disability pension related to the 9/11 attacks after he was forced to resign in disgrace last year as Nassau County’s top cop, the Daily News has learned. Thomas Dale, 64, has cancer and convinced a panel of NYPD […]

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