Memorial to honor 17 victims killed in 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Plans have been announced to erect a memorial honoring the 17 people whose lives were lost in the 2018 Parkland school shooting. The Parkland 17 Memorial Foundation said Wednesday that the official memorial will be constructed in a serene preserve. More.
Saudi 9/11 suspect treated inhumanly at secret CIA base in Europe, court says
An alleged 9/11 plotter from Saudi Arabia faced “inhuman treatment” at a secret CIA base in Europe, a court has ruled. Mustafa Ahmed Al Hawsawi was blindfolded, shackled and kept in solitary confinement in Lithuania, before being deported to the US military base at Guantanamo Bay in 2006, European judges heard. More.
Former NJ Police Chief Mourned Who Stood up and Prevailed on 9/11 WTC Health Issue
The 9/11 responder and survivor community are mourning the death of retired North Arlington Police Chief Joe Zadroga, a powerful voice in the campaign to pass and then to extend the James Zadroga 9/11 WTC Health and Compensation Act, named for his son, an NYPD Detective who died in 2006 as a consequence of his exposure to the air in lower Manhattan in the months after the attack. More.
Joseph Zadroga, Who Advocated for 9/11 First Responders, Killed by SUV in Hospital Parking Lot
Joseph Zadroga, a prominent advocate for the families of 9/11 first responders, died after an accident at a New Jersey hospital parking lot on Saturday. The incident took place at Bacharach Rehabilitation in Pomona when an 82-year-old man was pulling his SUV into a parking space, according to a statement from the Galloway Township Police Department. More.
Joe Esposito, NYPD Chief of Department Who Led City Through 9/11, Passes Away at 73
Joe Esposito, the longest-serving NYPD Chief of Department who was at the helm during 9/11 and superstorm Sandy, passed away last week. He was 73 years old. More.
Parking lot collision claims life of father who fought for 9/11 act in son’s name
A parking lot crash in Atlantic County has claimed the life Joseph C. Zadroga, the father of a New York City police officer who died in 2006 from a respiratory illness attributed to inhaling dust at the World Trade Center site, which led him to fight for legislation to help 9/11 first responders pay for post health problems. More.
Guantánamo Bay is still open. This week, pressure ramped up to close it
It was 22 years ago this week that the U.S. opened a military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to hold suspected terrorists after the 9/11 attacks. That prison remains open today. More.
New Jersey lawmakers file 9/11 first responder workers comp bill
New Jersey legislators filed a bill Tuesday to provide workers compensation benefits to certain first responders for illnesses or injuries related to the 9/11 terrorist attack. More.