Sergeant Lawrence Guarnieri, PAPD

We have just learned of the death of Sergeant Lawrence Guarnieri of the Port Authority Police Department of site-related illness. Details will be given as soon as we have them.

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9/11 memorial poster of Jackson Heights firefighter torn down; fiancée ‘hurt’

By Salvatore Licata Queens Courier

Damaged site of memorial poster Photo by Salvatore Licata Queens Courier

Damaged site of memorial poster Photo by Salvatore Licata Queens Courier

Every year, on the anniversary of 9/11, Tanya Villanueva Tepper hangs a brand-new poster on a tree in Jackson Heights in memory of her fiancé Sergio Villanueva, a firefighter who perished during the terrorist attack.

Normally, the poster remains affixed to the tree until Tepper replaces it.

But this year, she had to replace it early as it was torn down from its spot in the beginning of October.

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West Windsor’s September 11 memorial is vandalized, WTC steel beam spray-painted

By Keith Brown Times of Trenton

West Windsor Township workers Paul Grasselli and Jack King examine the vandalism at the Ronald Roger Arboretum at Clarksville and Princeton-Hightstown roads in The Township on Monday, November 3, 2014. Martin Griff, Times of Trenton

West Windsor Township workers Paul Grasselli and Jack King examine the vandalism at the Ronald Roger Arboretum at Clarksville and Princeton-Hightstown roads in The Township on Monday, November 3, 2014. Martin Griff, Times of Trenton

West Windsor’s September 11 memorial was vandalized over the weekend with red spray-paint defacing the World Trade Center steel beam and other portions of the memorial, police said Monday.

Cyrillic lettering, which is used across many Eastern European countries, was spray painted in red over the slate tile flooring of the memorial’s gazebo, a wooden bench, pavers near the walkway to its reflecting pools, five large stones at the reflecting pools and the beam, police said.

The memorial at the Ronald Roger Arboretum at Clarksville and Princeton-Hightstown roads was vandalized some time between Saturday and Sunday, when the incident was reported, police said.

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