Lt. William “Bill” F. Dement, Jr., NYPD, ret., dies of site-related illness

LaGrone Funeral Chapel of Ruidoso

March 3, 1962 - August 23, 2014

William F. (Bill) Dement was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised on Staten Island, New York and moved to Ruidoso, New Mexico in 2002. He retired from the New York City Police Department as a lieutenant with 22 years on the police force. Bill believed in education and shared his extensive knowledge by teaching history in numerous schools in New Mexico. His three Masters degrees remain a testament to his continual interest in acquiring knowledge and his unrelenting ability to share this with everyone he knew. His family was his life, and he was always involved in the studies, sports and activities of his children. He focused all his energies into providing not only educational opportunities, but also varied cultural experiences for his children and family ranging from trips to Ireland to Australia to Morocco.

When 9/11 occurred, Bill literally dropped everything he was doing in Ruidoso to drive across country to participate in the 9/11-recovery effort at Ground Zero. This challenging event prompted Bill to write and publish along with his wife, Barbara, Delay, Deny, Hope They Die: World Trade Center First Responders-The Battle for Health Care and Compensation. Bill was a tireless advocate and voice for the afflicted recovery workers at Ground Zero.

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Boston bombing victim marries his rehab nurse

By Bob Fredericks New York Post

Boston Marathon bombing victim James Costello with his new bride Krista D'Agostino, a nurse who helped him recover in the aftermath of the bombing. Photo: Prudente Photography

Boston Marathon bombing victim James Costello with his new bride Krista D’Agostino, a nurse who helped him recover in the aftermath of the bombing. Photo: Prudente Photography

A Boston Marathon bombing survivor and the pretty nurse who helped him recover from his devastating injuries took the plunge last weekend — a happy ending after more than a year of painful surgeries and grueling rehabilitation.

A dashing James Costello and his beaming bride Krista D’Agostino “danced the night away” at the Hyatt Regency Boston, according to Emily Sharp, a rep for the downtown hotel.

“It was an elegant, Nantucket type of theme, which is one of the couple’s favorite places, a nod to their cherished memories together, a real fairy-tale vision,” Sharp told The Post Tuesday. “It was just so much fun.”

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One World Trade Center lands another tenant

By Ivan Pereira AM New York

An IT company from Down Under has signed the lease for one of the top floors at One World Trade Center Tuesday.

Servcorp, which specializes in virtual offices and online infrastructure, will move into its 34,775-square-foot space on the 85th floor in early 2015, according to the real estate group Durst Organization, which signed the lease.

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