Sean Schielke, of Southbury, was a 27-year-old international bond trader at Cantor Fitzgerald working at the North Tower of the World Trade Center the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
Two years ago, on a rainy May morning, my late husband, U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, and I had the honor of being given a tour by Mayor Bloomberg and 9/11 museum Director Alice Greenwald of the memorial at Ground Zero and the ongoing construction below ground of the future museum.
While I'm not a huge fan of "60 Minutes" - and its formulaic, redundant interview style - I typically check in to see what's on tap and who has a book they're promoting. I was recently rewarded with a Lesley Stahl piece on construction of the National September / 11 Memorial museum.
May 5, 2013
The clock is ticking for a hero in distress. Retired NYPD cop and 9/11 first responder Steven Bonano is battling a rare form of blood cancer believed to be tied to his time working at Ground Zero.
May 4, 2013
Faced with hefty operating costs, the foundation building the 9/11 museum at the World Trade Center has decided to charge an admission fee of $20 to $25 when the site opens next year. The exact cost of the mandatory fee has not yet been decided.
May 4, 2013
The world's most expensive memorial - the National September 11th Memorial and Museum - nearly became a fiscal flatliner, it was learned this week.
The 9/11 Museum and Memorial will have a new motto when it opens in April 2014: Never Forget To Pay Admission. Museum officials announced on Friday that visitors will have to pay a mandatory $20-25 admission fee to enter the museum (the memorial will remain free).
May 4, 2013
Local lawmakers ripped the Ground Zero museum's plan to charge admission, saying no one should be forced to open their wallets to pay their respects at the site of America's worst tragedy.
May 3, 2013
The museum in the crucible of America's pain will be charging admission. People making the pilgrimage to Ground Zero will have to pony up anywhere from $20 to $25 to descend into the new subterranean museum when it finally opens next year.
April 30, 2013
Cops believe the newly discovered piece of WTC plane wreckage found near the Ground Zero mosque wasn't intentionally placed there - but instead blasted into the tiny alley on 9/11.
April 30, 2013
The Senate Public Safety Committee easily approved a bill Tuesday that would reopen a scholarship program for the relatives of Californians who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Now they find a piece of landing gear from one of the planes that hit our buildings nearly 12 years ago, like one more - or one last - piece of the wreckage of that day.
April 29, 2013
The discovery of plane wreckage near the "Ground Zero Mosque" a dozen years after 9/11 was like a slap in the face to the grieving families Monday who never got a body to bury.
He was merely surveying a building when he stumbled upon a chilling crime scene. Frank VanBrunt was one of two land surveyors who found the 5-foot-long piece of twisted landing gear from one of the Boeing 767s that crashed into the World Trade Center on 9/11.
Many of the relatives of Californians killed in the Sept. 11 attacks say they never knew that millions of dollars were raised in their name for college scholarships.
A major health study of 9/11 responders has found an increased risk of cancer, mirroring two prior investigations. The federally sponsored study of almost 21,000 World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers found a 15 percent overall increased risk of cancer.
Ysuff Salie knows better than most how they feel. He has been where the families of Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell, Lingzi Lu, and Sean Collier are right now. He knows what it's like to lose someone you adore in a heinous, historic moment.
April 19, 2013
Five more fragments that could be human remains of 9/11 victims were unearthed on Wednesday at the former Fresh Kills landfill, bringing to 67 the total number of fragments recovered since sifting resumed on April 1.
When sudden massive violence ruptures our normal sense of safety -- especially at a festive moment like Monday's Boston Marathon -- the world feels grimmer and grayer for a while.
April 18, 2013
Kenneth Feinberg, an attorney who managed the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, will design and administrator of a new fund to help people affected by the Boston Marathon bombing.