Death of Colts Neck First Aid Squad member James Howson

James Muir Howson, 62, died suddenly on November 27, 2022.

He was an EMT/paramedic, beginning as a member of the Colts Neck First Aid Squad and came to the World Trade Center on 9/11.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at a future date. Details of the event will be provided by the family through social media platforms. Donations may be made in Jim’s memory to Boy Scouts of America, American Cancer Society, and U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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Survivor Trees story on “This Old Tree” podcast

A podcast episode of “This Old Tree” concerns the Survivor Tree, the Callery pear tree that survived the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and also tells the story of the lesser-known trees that made it through that day.

Arborist and former NYC Parks Department employee Doug Still tells the story of the trees here.

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Georgia-based retired NYPD detective who worked during 9/11 struggles to get therapist 

Retired NYPD Detective Daryl Hughes now lives in Georgia. He suffers from World Trade Center-related cancer and PTSD.

Det. Hughes is struggling to find counseling and is receiving poor service from the World Trade Center Health Program, and the local healthcare agency, Managed Care Advisors (MCA)-Sedgwick who, after a long delay, referred him to a therapist 80 miles away who specializes in children and adolescents.

He spoke with Kamilah Williams of 13WMAZ.

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