Former Cop/Firefighter Opens Civil Servant-Themed Restaurant in Arden Heights

Lauren Steussy, Staten Island Advance

Anthony Sabbatino Photo by Lauren Steussy

Anthony Sabbatino. Photo by Lauren Steussy.

Firefighter Anthony Sabbatino never planned to open his restaurant at such a turbulent time in police-community relations.

The 38-year-old former cop and now-firefighter has joined the owners of The Dugout Pub West, Mike Golding and Andrew Fausi, to open a police, firefighter and other civil servant-themed restaurant in Arden Heights. Read More »

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NYPD Deputy Chief Steven Bonano dead after blood-disease battle

Natasha Velez and Beckie Strum, NY Post

Steven Bonano Photo: NYPD

Steven Bonano. Photo from NYPD.

The heroic NYPD deputy chief who helped lead rescue efforts at Ground Zero after 9/11 died Friday, a week before his wedding, from a rare blood cancer.

Bronx-born Steven Bonano, 53, who was awarded 69 medals over a 30-year NYPD career, died at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center after a years-long battle with the disease.

He was to have gotten married Jan. 25, said his family, who asked that his fiancée’s name be unpublished.

“I’m very proud of what my son has accomplished in his life — always driving to do better,” said his father, Tony, 81. He’s also survived by his mother, Vivian, 77. Read More »

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Hundreds of Trees to be Planted at Flight 93 Memorial

Alison Smith Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch 

Hundreds of large trees will soon line a walkway in Somerset County, honoring the fallen heroes of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed into an empty field on September 11, 2001.

Candles at the Flight 93 National Memorial on September 11, 2014. Photo courtesy of the Flight 93 National Memorial

Candles at the Flight 93 National Memorial on September 11, 2014. Photo courtesy of the Flight 93 National Memorial

“This planting at Flight 93 provides an opportunity to engage the public in the hopeful act of planting a tree at the site of a national tragedy,” Gov. Tom Corbett said.

The trees, which will be ready for planting in spring 2016, “will be planted along the 40 Memorial Groves walkway that will sweep along the inner edge of the 40 Memorial Groves from the Visitor Center Complex down to the Memorial Plaza at the crash site,” the Governor’s Office said. Read More »

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