9/11 Shanksville fire chief seeks help for new heart
Former Shanksville Fire Chief Terry Shaffer was added to the heart transplant list in Nov. after two years of struggling with his health. The average heart transplant costs more than $1 million. Now, family and friends are asking the public for help as Shaffer will need money to pay for post-surgery needs that insurance won't cover. More.
Her artwork at the Oculus pays tribute to 20th anniversary of 9/11
Known to New Jersey and New York art circles as WOOLPUNK, Michelle Vitale’s original works, Ocufluent I & II, have been exhibited throughout the holiday season in the Oculus Transportation Hub at 2 World Trade Center in New York City. More.
Three fire departments, veterans' center get checks from American Legion 9/11 event
American Legion Riders awarded $1,000 checks this month to three area volunteer fire departments that took part in the Legion’s 9/11 celebration and Remembrance Ceremony Sept. 11 at the Lynn C. Weeman Post 514, American Legion, hall off Lewis Ave. in Temperance. More.
Tunnel to Towers pays off mortgages of fallen and injured first responders from LI and elsewhere
The families of more than a dozen first responders, including five from Long Island, were among those whose mortgages were paid off this year by Tunnel to Towers, the nonprofit announced Wednesday. Among those to receive the payments are families of seven NYPD officers, four FDNY firefighters, two New Jersey police officers and one federal correction officer. More.
A HOLIDAY MIRACLE How suicidal 9/11 cop was saved by ‘angel’ on Christmas Eve in incredible story that echoes It’s A Wonderful Life
AN NYPD cop struggling with suicidal thoughts in the wake of 9/11 said his life was saved by an "angel" on Christmas Eve in a heartwarming story reminiscent of the classic movie, It's A Wonderful Life. More.
Organization founded following 9/11 helps Mayfield community
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller, who gave his life to save others on Sept. 11, 2001, as well as the nation’s military and first responders. More.
Musical 'Come From Away' shows Canadian town's compassion after 9/11 attacks
When Claude Elliott speaks to other towns and groups, the longtime former mayor of Gander, Newfoundland, offers a lesson based on experience. “The greatest asset you have in your community is your people,” Elliott says. “There’s no challenge too big when the community comes together that you can’t foresee and conquer.” More.
Declassified FBI records connect the dots about Saudi government involvement in 9/11 plot
FBI records about Operation Encore ordered declassified by President Biden have yielded significant new information about a trio of Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs officials operating inside the U.S. who agents concluded worked to support al Qaeda and advance the 9/11 plot. More.