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    Then and now: A look at how the military has changed this decade

    by  • October 12, 2011 • News, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

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    By MEGAN ANDERLE and DAN O’LEARY
    As soon as Americans were under attack the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Cory Smith, Sgt. 1st class, knew war was imminent.
    “I started to mentally prepare myself for what was to come,” Smith said. “Units started to get plugged into tasks, and force protection was urgent, as you can imagine.”
    Smith, […]

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    Sept. 11 First Responders Give Back

    by  • October 10, 2011 • Features, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    First Responder John Feal at Ground Zero (Photo Courtesy of John Feal)

    By COURTNEY LEIVA
    On Sept. 12, 2001, demolition supervisor John Feal was working with his team of Construction Demolition experts on cleanup and recovery efforts of Ground Zero. As Feal was supervising his team in cleaning up the debris, 8,000 pounds of steel came loose from a huge pile and crushed his left foot.
    “I went into […]

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    Ridgewood Football-more than just a game

    by  • October 9, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

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    By BECKY PENHAKER
    On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Chuck Johnson opened the weight room at Ridgewood High School the same way he had for the past 16 years-opening its doors at 6 am sharp. As the head football coach and physical education teacher, he was used to his routine.
    Johnson’s regimented schedule, however, was put […]

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    The Second Day

    by  • October 8, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Picasa- Brook with the Fireman

    By JILLIAN PARKER
    On Sept. 10, 2001, a four year old boy was enjoying his first day at kindergarten at P.S. 150 in Manhattan. On his second day he lived through 9/11, which would change the rest of his life.
    Brooke Peters grew up around the men of FDNY. His mom volunteered in Soho since 1997. His […]

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    Ridgewood Reflects, Remembers 12 9/11 Victims

    by  • October 3, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Ridgewood honored the 12 residents who were victims of the Sept. 11 attack with a ceremony on the tenth anniversary and a memorial exhibit in the Ridgewood Public Library // PHOTO BY ELYSE TORIBIO

    By MEGAN ANDERLE, BECKY PENHAKER and ELYSE TORIBIO
    Elizabeth Sullivan, of Ridgewood, was in eighth grade when she heard the news that her father’s best friend, Daniel McGinley, was missing on Sept. 11, 2001. Her immediate reaction was disbelief.
    “He was a funny, boisterous man,” Sullivan recalls of man who she knew since she was a child. […]

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    9/11 Influences Music of All Types

    by  • September 29, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    The Rising album cover. -photo credit: amazon

    By LAUREN MENNEN
    “Can’t see nothin’ in front of me, can’t see nothin’ coming up behind. I make my way through this darkness – I can’t feel nothing but this chain that binds me.”
    These lyrics tell the story of a firefighter climbing up the stairs of the twin towers right after the planes hit, and is […]

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    A Look Back: Working in Finance on 9/11

    by  • September 26, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Carol Leone, vice president of CIS. PHOTO/Megan Anderle

    By MEGAN ANDERLE
    Kevin Byrne, vice president of Fidelity, a stock brokerage company in Manhattan, spent the hectic morning of Sept. 11, 2001, taking the train out of New York after finding out what happened. It wasn’t until the afternoon that he found out his brother-in-law, William Erwin, who worked at Cantor Fitzgerald in the World […]

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