Brian McCready East Haven Patch
The Shore Line Trolley Museum has announced that they have reached an agreement with The Port Authority to receive PATH Car 745, which was in the PATH station under the North Tower of the World Trade Center and survived the 9/11 attack.
The PATH car
The museum and East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo, Jr. will be receiving the car on Thursday August 6th at 11:15 a.m., as it arrives at its location on River Street in East Haven. The vehicle will be given traditional Bagpipe Parade with a Police and Fire escort from the corner of River and Hemingway Avenue down to the location of the Trolley Museum at 17 River Street.
The short route is expected to be lined with emergency service personnel from the East Haven and Branford along with other area departments. Read More
Vic Lee ABC 7
HAYWARD, Calif. — A ground breaking ceremony was held in Hayward Friday on the site where a stone memorial will be built to memorialize victims of 9/11 and first responders.
The city of Hayward donated all the land and the construction material will be donated by the public. Crew hope to complete the memorial in the fall.
Among the names that will be inscribed on the stone tablets is Hayward police Sgt. Scott Lunger.
The memorial is dedicated to victims of 911, three Hayward police officers and a firefighter who died in the line of duty, but those who attended the ground breaking were deeply saddened. “When we planned this we didn’t know that. Sadly this week we’re going to have another name to add to that list,” Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday said. Read More
Robin Pogrebin, New York Times
THE Performing Arts Center planned for the former World Trade Center site was dealt a serious blow on Thursday when the corporation in charge of downtown redevelopment insisted that the project come in at no more than $200 million — about half the original estimated cost.
The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, which oversees the former World Trade Center site, made it clear at a board meeting that the $99 million in federal funds committed to the project was contingent on the arts center’s leaders’ producing an affordable design and a viable plan for raising the remaining money from private sources.
The site, now occupied by a temporary PATH station, is to be the home of the Performing Arts Center. Michael Appleton for The New York Times
The ultimatum is another setback for a project conceived more than a decade ago as an important cultural hub to help rejuvenate an area once known as ground zero. The arts center — which originally was to contain the Signature Theater and the Joyce Theater — has been curtailed and delayed.
“After a review of finances, we believe the project should be scaled down,” said David Emil, president of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, adding, “We are looking forward to seeing whether this can be brought to a successful conclusion.” Read More