Boston bombing survivor, service dog asked to leave T.J. Maxx

By Danielle Haynes UPI

NASHUA, N.H. — A 19-year-old survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing said she was ordered to leave a T.J. Maxx in New Hampshire if she didn’t put her service dog in a cart.

Sydney Corcoran said her service dog, Koda, helps her deal with post-traumatic stress after she was injured in the attack in April 2013. Her mother lost her legs in the twin explosions.

“He’s crucial to my everyday life,” she told WCVB.

She had Koda with her when an employee at the T.J. Maxx in Nashua, N.H., told her to put the dog in a cart or leave.

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Windber teen helps kids understand Flight 93 Memorial in Somerset

By Mary Pickels Trib Live

Most visitors to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County know the story of the nation’s newest national park.

They are aware that the memorial pays tribute to the 40 passengers and crew aboard United Flight 93 who, on September 11, 2001, fought back against the plane’s hijackers, thwarting a planned terrorist attack on the nation’s capital.

They lay flowers and notes at the Wall of Names and fall silent at the spot where the San Francisco-bound jetliner crashed near Shanksville.

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9/11 museum scraps plans for fancy restaurant run by Shake Shack owner

By Matt Bradwell UPI

South Tower pool UPI/ Andrew Burton

South Tower pool UPI/ Andrew Burton

New York’s 9/11 Memorial Museum will no longer feature a high-end restaurant with beer and wine sales after mounting criticism and accusations of insensitivity.

The planned “Pavilion Cafe,” run by Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer, will now just be called the “The Cafe” and traded its upscale menu for simple pastries and its liquor license for coffee and tea.

Meyer initially envisioned an 80-seat restaurant with a primarily vegetarian menu featuring craft beers and wine, telling the New York Times it would be a place for visitors to “rest, to reflect and hopefully to be restored” after patronizing the emotionally heavy museum.

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