Category Archives: Families in the News

Tremont native becomes ‘father figure’ via Tuesday’s Children, teaches patience and compassion to FDNY 9/11 child

Through Tuesday’s Children, Brian Harrison, a man with no children, has mentored Bradley Walz, 23, since 2007, attending his ball games, bar mitzvah, and other special events, as well as spending time together generally. Walz lost his father, FF Jeffrey Walz, in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Harrison told Jason Cohen of the […]

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September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows calls on Biden to unfreeze Afghan funds

Members of the group September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows have asked the President to release the disputed Afghan funds currently being held and use them to help Afghan famine victims, report Daniel Boguslaw and Austin Ahlman for The Intercept. “There is not only a moral imperative in doing this, there is also a national security […]

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‘Running saved my life’: Matt Vilardo, who lost father on 9/11, opens specialty store for runners

Matt Vilardo was 14 when he ran with his father for the first time on September 10, 2001. Joseph Vilardo was killed the next day in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Matt used running to cope with his grief and depression. Now Matt has opened an athletic store, Root Runners. The name […]

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