A beloved FDNY battalion chief from Staten Island who lost his son on 9/11 has died of coronavirus. Al Petrocelli succumbed to the virus on Wednesday morning. He was 73 years old.
I never thought New York City could experience anything worse than the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. I was wrong. The memory of that day is seared in my mind. I recall taking the Metro North train into Grand Central terminal and hearing that a plane had flown into the World Trade Center.
Kevin Duffy, a longtime judge who presided over three major New York terrorism trials in the 1990s, has died of the coronavirus. He was 87. The district court executive in Manhattan federal court said Duffy died Wednesday in Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut.
A House committee chairman is proposing a post-9/11-style commission to provide a "full accounting" of the nation's handling of the coronavirus threat before it mushroomed into a full-blown pandemic that threatens to leave hundreds of thousands of Americans dead.
Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), wrote on Twitter Wednesday that he’s working on a bill to create a formal nonpartisan commission to review the country's response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, referencing the commissions created to investigate the attacks on Pearl Harbor in 1941 and th
Albert (Al) Petrocelli, a retired FDNY battalion chief from Huguenot who lost his son, Mark, on 9/11, and a man loved deeply by many, succumbed to the coronavirus early Wednesday. He was 73.
The United States continues to grapple with the far-ranging consequences of the coronavirus, from the immediate public health, economic and national security effects to the long-term impact to our society, culture and national identity. There are few crises in U.S.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed the lights of One World Trade Center's 408-foot spire be lit red, white and blue this evening in recognition of the ongoing nationwide effort to combat COVID-19.
Beloved husband, father, coach, a former NYPD detective and retired FDNY firefighter Anthony Iraci, 48, has died on March 27, from complications of COVID-19, at Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), according to his wife, Melissa Iraci.
The military judge presiding in the Sept. 11 death penalty trial at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has scheduled his retirement for later this year, in the latest blow to efforts to start the long-running trial in 2021. The judge, Col. W.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, my colleagues and I handed out water on Lower Broadway. We were lawyers who served some of the poorest communities in New York, but quenching the thirst of stunned victims proved to be the best thing we could do at the time.
The seeds for the impending partial shutdown of the Canada-U.S. border were planted on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, in the frenzied aftermath of terrorist attacks.
A New York City fire marshal sickened at Ground Zero after the 9/11 terror attacks has died of COVID-19 complications, according to reports. John Knox was 84 and had been sick with COVID-19 for about a week, WCBS-AM reported.
Retired NYPD Sgt. Sean Cameron is in the fight of his life, against not only the 9/11-related cancer that has ravaged his body, but with the city, which has denied him a disability pension.
In the last few days, most Americans, even President Trump, have come to terms with the need for social distancing. Though they feel fine, they are staying home and developing new routines — killing time baking, binge-watching, figuring out how to home-school their kids.
The COVID-19 pandemic may be stressful and incredibly frightening for some people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in both adults and children, particularly during uncertain times.
One of the groups at higher risk for coronavirus are 9/11 first responders. Many of those first responders became ill from toxins at Ground Zero after the terror attacks at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum in Manhattan was shut down Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic — irking tourists who traveled thousands of miles to pay their respects at the site.
A federal judge has ordered the United States military to have a panel of American and foreign doctors examine a Saudi man who was tortured at Guantánamo Bay to determine whether he should be released from the prison there and sent home for psychiatric care.
Albert J. Gatti Jr. of East Brunswick died at home Saturday from cancer related to his work at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. He was 58. Gatti was one of many first responders who searched for survivors after 9/11.