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Bronx street renamed for NYPD cop Joseph Lemm killed in Afghanistan

The Bronx corner of Bay Shore and Ampere Avenues now bears the name of NYPD Detective Joseph Lemm. Lemm, who also served in the Air National Guard, was killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan in 2015. The corner is across from the spot where Detective Lemm and his widow, Christine, had their first date, […]

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9/11 first responder in NC worries about toxic exposures: ‘You’re a ticking time bomb’

Retired NYPD detective Chuck McLiverty now lives in North Carolina. He talked to reporter Ben Smart of WECT about health problems he and other relocated recovery workers are facing. While his health problems are currently minor compared to many others, he knows that may not always be the case. “You don’t know every time you go […]

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Honoring fallen 9/11 hero, Lt. Mario Bastidas, FDNY Paramedic

On what would have been his 28th wedding anniversary, Lt. Mario Bastidas was honored by a street co-naming at the site of his first marital home, 73rd Place between 57th Avenue and the Queens Midtown Expressway in Maspeth. His widow, Penelope Bastidas, attended, reports the Queens Chronicle. Lt. Bastidas, an FDNY paramedic died of World Trade Center-related illness […]

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