Flight 93 National Memorial to get new leader; director promoted to national position

Mary Pickels Trib Live

Jeff Reinbold has vivid memories of one of his first visits to the Flight 93 temporary memorial.

“It was January 2003, and the temperature was hovering around zero,” he said Thursday. “There were 10 cars in the parking lot, and none were from Pennsylvania. There was a volunteer standing out in the cold, greeting people. I just knew it was a special place.”

Then stationed with the National Park Service in Washington, he returned home to Western Pennsylvania to serve as project manager for the nation’s newest national park. Read More »

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New Post-9/11 Concern: Dust-Damaged Kidneys

Sarah Dorsey, Chief Leader

While first responders celebrated the news two years ago that September 11-related cancer care would be covered by the Federal government under the Zadroga Act, another less-recognized ailment appears to have been quietly stalking some survivors.

Dr. Mary Ann McLaughlin, a researcher at Mt. Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, was at the time leading a study that would link inhalation of toxic 9/11 dust to kidney disease. Read More »

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Some 9/11 families rip possible removal of NYPD terror report

Bruce Golding, NY Post

Al Regenhard holds a photo of his son Christian Michael Regenhard, who died on 9/11, during a House committee meeting about the 9/11 Commission's recommendations.Photo: UPI

Al Regenhard holds a photo of his son Christian Michael Regenhard, who died on 9/11, during a House committee meeting about the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations.Photo from UPI.

Relatives of 9/11 victims responded with fury to news that the city is in negotiations to suppress an NYPD report warning about the dangers of homegrown terrorism.

The Post exclusively reported Sunday that plaintiffs in a pending civil-rights suit have demanded the city take down the online report as a condition for settling their case, which accuses cops of illegally targeting them. Read More »

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