Scholarship continues legacy of late NYPD Det. Luis Alvarez

Scholarships in the name of retired NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez are helping the children of those who are sick or who have died from World Trade Center-related illnesses, reports Matthew Chayes for NY Newsday. He talks with Jack Santoro, Tommy and Ryan Wilson, beneficiaries of Alvarez scholarships.

Luis Alvarez died of World Trade Center-related cancer in June of 2019, shortly after testifying before Congress to fund the Victim Compensation Fund and his heartbreaking testimony is largely responsible for the refunding.

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9/11 Firefighter John R. Elges, FDNY L-134, honored with street renaming in Island Park

Firefighter John R. Elges of FDNY L-134 died from World Trade Center-related throat cancer in 2018 after three years of suffering with the disease. He was 60.

Delaware Avenue in Island Park has been renamed in his memory, reports L.S. Cohen for longisland.com.

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18,000 daffodils planted on Flatbush Avenue to honor 9/11, COVID victims

The beloved Daffodil Project, which plants daffodil bulbs around the five boroughs each year to honor those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, doubled in size this year to include people killed by COVID, reports Anna Quinn for Prospect Heights Patch. 

Flatbush Avenue will be filled with 18,000 daffodils next spring to honor those we lost to COVID.

More than eight million daffodil bulbs have been planted through the Daffodil Project.

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