• Review: A Real-Life Tragedy on the Big Screen

    by  • October 2, 2011 • 0 Comments

    Oliver Stone's "World Trade Center" features Nicolas Cage and Michael Peña as two Port Authority officers who become trapped in the remains of the South Tower.

    By JEREMY KELLY
    Nearly every year, Hollywood releases a slew of disaster films; they can concern manmade tragedies, such as “Titanic,” or acts of nature, such as “Deep Impact” and “The Day After Tomorrow.” Viewers are invariably drawn to these movies, and they’re bound to create astounding box office numbers.
    But when it comes to true events, […]

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    9/11 Influences Music of All Types

    by  • September 29, 2011 • 0 Comments

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    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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    Comedy After 9/11

    by  • September 28, 2011 • 0 Comments

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    By ERIK GAVILANES
    In the days and weeks after the tragedies of September 11th, the nation felt a collective pall fall over its psyche. Confusion, helplessness, and fear ran through everyone’s heads and hearts at the time, and our thoughts and prayers were with the families of those fallen and the brave men and women that […]

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    Sept. 11 Curriculum Makes its Way to N.J. Schools

    by  • September 26, 2011 • 0 Comments

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    By COURTNEY LEIVA, JILLIAN PARKER and MIKE DRURY
    Although she lost no one that  September morning, Donna Gaffney remembers the anxiety she felt when she realized that her son who worked in buildings surrounding the World Trade Center, was missing for four hours.
    “I was in Michigan when I heard the news, my son worked in one […]

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    Near-victims Healing Post 9/11

    by  • September 26, 2011 • 0 Comments

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    By ERICA BUCHMAN AND JEREMY KELLY
    Sept. 11, 2001 began as a normal day, but by early morning, it would become tragic for the nearly 3,000 who perished at the World Trade Center, The Pentagon and a field in Pa. after acts of terrorism. But for those who sat at home anxious for news or those […]

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    A Look Back: Working in Finance on 9/11

    by  • September 26, 2011 • 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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    The Teacher Who Really Saw It All

    by  • September 26, 2011 • 0 Comments

    Homer Panteloglou was in the middle of teaching a class a block from the World Trade Center  when the first plane on 9/11. PHOTO/Elyse Toribio

    By ELYSE TORIBIO
    NEW YORK – On the morning when the image of the burning building a mere .6 miles away was on the television screens of most people around the world, the students of the High School of Economics and Finances, or “Echo” as they liked to call it, had absolutely no idea what  was going […]

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    Teaching About Tragedy

    by  • September 24, 2011 • 0 Comments

    By JOE CARLSON

    Ten years ago the United States of America was unprepared for the most heinous attack on the country anyone had ever seen. Even more unprepared than the country as a whole were the school systems where many of the countries children spent their days.
    America had not experienced a tragedy since the Oklahoma City […]

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