• Posts Tagged ‘9/11’

    Generations apart

    by  • October 10, 2011 • Features • 0 Comments

    My sister, Ariana, and I.

    A two year old can barely grasp the concept of language, let alone the events that took place on 9/11. That’s exactly how old my sister, Ariana Drury, was 10 years ago. Now, at the age of 12, she is just beginning to understand what 9/11 is; however, her knowledge and the change […]

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    Ridgewood Football-more than just a game

    by  • October 9, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments


    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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    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

    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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    Communication improves post 9/11

    by  • October 3, 2011 • News • 0 Comments

    Capt. Robert Sinnaeve has been on the force for 23 years. PHOTO/ Erica Buchman

    On Sept. 11, 2001, Sari Weinstein was called to the main office because her father was on the phone and wanted to let her know that he was alright.  Her father, Jeremy Weinstein, worked in Manhattan but was well out of harm’s way.  He called the school because Sari, 14 at the time, […]

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    Cashing in on Catastrophe

    by  • October 2, 2011 • Features • 0 Comments

    poker chip


     Pictures. Coins. Playing cards. Lapel Pins. These four items have absolutely nothing in common, except that in the 10 years since September 11, 2001, manufacturers have made millions of dollars, exploiting the biggest tragedy on American soil since the attack on Pearl Harbor.
    On Amazon.com the search term 9/11 t-shirts comes up with 867 […]

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    Review: A Real-Life Tragedy on the Big Screen

    by  • October 2, 2011 • Features • 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.

    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 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    The Rising album cover. -photo credit: amazon

    “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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