After 9/11, a career commitment to aviation security

Jeanne Olivier worked for the Port Authority of NY & NJ for 34 years, survived the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and lost colleagues to the attack. Joe Iorio of PANYNJ PORTfolio writes about how the attacks galvanized her to work in aviation security in order to prevent such a tragedy from happening again. Now, Olivier takes the chair of the American Association of Airport Executives.

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Saturday’s games at Nyack promote girls lacrosse and honor former team captain, Stacey Sennas McGowan, killed on 9/11

Stacey Sennas McGowan was honored at the fourteenth annual Stacey Sennas McGowan Memorial Lacrosse Games  at her alma mater Nyack High School.

Stacey, who played lacrosse at both Nyack High School and Boston College, was killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 while a managing director at Sandler O’Neill & Partner on the 104th floor of the South Tower. She was 38, reports Nancy Haggerty of lohud.com.

Her mother, Fran, just gave up refereeing at the age of 77.

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Fundraiser for Plymouth 9/11 victim Jennifer Kane to help veterans, needy children

Jennifer Kane touched many lives before she was killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and her influence continues in the Jennifer Kane Scholarship and Charitable Trust, which this year will add School on Wheels of Massachusetts to their causes Homes for Our Troops and the Jennifer Kane Campership Fund at Camp Clark, writes Rich Harbert in The Patriot Ledger.

Jen Kane, 26, loved Camp Clark, and the Trust has sent children there since 2005.

This year, the Trust will assist in building a home for wounded Marine Cpl. Roger Rua of Naugatuck, Connecticut.

To learn more, please visit the Jennifer Kane Scholarship and Charitable Trust here.

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      April 10 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm
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