Remembering the Crew of United Flight 93

Communications Workers of America

Nick Pino, a United Airlines flight attendant and member of AFA-CWA Local 21062, had never run a marathon. But when he was selected in a company lottery to run in the NYC Marathon, he jumped on the opportunity to run and honor his colleagues, the heroes of United Flight 93 who perished in Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.

Nick Pino, a United Airlines flight attendant and AFA-CWA Local 21062 member, ran his first marathon to honor his colleagues, the heroes of United Flight 93, who perished in Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.

Nick dedicated his training and race to those colleagues and raised funds for the Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund; Dahl was the captain of United Flight 93. Read More »

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The World Trade Center’s uplifting salute to vets

By Bruce Golding New York Post

Sea Cadet Connor McDonald participates in the unfurling of an American Flag at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo: Reuters

Sea Cadet Connor McDonald participates in the unfurling of an American Flag at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo: Reuters

Naval Sea Cadets unfurled a giant American flag at the 9/11 memorial plaza during a Sunday ceremony honoring military families in advance of Veterans Day on Tuesday.

The observance with Old Glory was part of a five-day tribute to US forces to be held at Ground Zero, where a special wreath-laying event is scheduled for Monday morning.

That will be followed by the tying of yellow ribbons around the “Survivor Tree,” which was removed from the rubble following the destruction of the Twin Towers, nursed back to health and re-planted in 2010.

The Big Apple will also host the nation’s largest Veterans Day event, when more than 600,000 gather for “America’s Parade” up Fifth Avenue on Tuesday. The annual procession kicks off following a 10 a.m. ceremony at the “Eternal Light Flagstaff” inside Madison Square Park.

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The Fulton Center station is finally open

By Rebecca Harshbarger New York Post

The new Fulton Center transit hub features an Oculus, designed to allow for natural light. photo: Gregory P. Mango

The new Fulton Center transit hub features an Oculus, designed to allow for natural light. photo: Gregory P. Mango

After years of delays and hundred [sic] of millions of dollars in cost overruns, downtown’s new gleaming transit hub, the Fulton Center train station, [sic] finally opens to the public Monday.

First envisioned as a way to rebuild lower Manhattan after 9/11, the MTA station was scheduled to open in 2007 and be the Financial District’s answer to Midtown’s Grand Central Terminal.

But epic funding and construction delays set in. The original $750 million price tag nearly doubled to $1.4 billion before the project was finished.

The initial contract for the project was unrealistic, according to the MTA, and was revised upward in 2009. The project has since stayed on budget, the agency said.

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