Tag: 911

Queens police officer likely killed by 9/11 toxins honored in Whitestone street co-naming

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Sep. 25, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan The corner of 149th Street and 14th Avenue in Whitestone was ceremoniously co-named in honor of former police officer, and 9/11 hero, Thomas Gerald Brophy this past weekend.  Brophy’s family was joined by local residents, Councilwoman Vickie Paladino, more than a dozen members of the Police Benevolent Association and…
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Queens leaders, residents gather for 9/11 memorial in Bayside Hills


Sep. 12, 2023 By Ethan Marshall and Paul Frangipane Queens community leaders and residents gathered at Memorial Garden in Bayside Hills for a memorial honoring those lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Among those present for the memorial gathering were Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Assemblyman Edward Braunstein, Council Member Linda Lee and Bayside Hills Civic Association President Judge Jerry Iannece. Despite the rain coming down, dozens of residents gathered at the small square behind the Horace Harding Expressway. Attendees huddled together there, many of whom had umbrellas in hand. “Behind every number there was a name, there was a family,…
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