Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Tinton Falls fire companies among those that made trip
Several local fire companies including Tinton Falls No. 1, Northside Engine No. 4 converged on Libery State Park on Tuesday for the 11th anniverary of 9/11. These fire companies and others from the tri-state area including Sea Bright and River Plaza Hose Company in Middletown went to the park last night for photos of their trucks against the World Trade Center lights and the Freedom Tower as a back drop.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
School district holds 9/11 commemoration service Tuesday morning
Many students who attended the Long Branch High School Sept. 11 commemoration service on Tuesday morning where not yet born or were very young when the attacks occurred. Long Branch School District Superintendent told students to ask themselves, "Why was I asked to be here today." Some of the responses included, "to join together in times of need," "to remember those who died and those who supported us," and "to show respect for those who help us stay free." Salvatore said those were all good answers and that students should never forget what the day means. "We don't want (9/11) to be just another page in the history book," Salvatore said. "There are other lessons to be learned." Several guests were invited to speak at the ceremony …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Ceremonies scheduled for today, Tuesday
The lives of those lost on Sept. 11, 2001, will be remembered during ceremonies in Tinton Falls and Long Branch this week. Tinton Falls Ceremony Tinton Falls Fire Company No. 1 is hosting a 9/11 memorial service today, Sept. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. The firehouse is located at the corner of Tinton Avenue and Sycamore Avenue in Tinton Falls. The fire company installed a new memorial last year that is comprised of two towers, fortified with steel beams from the World Trade Center donated to the firehouse. Long Branch Ceremony Long Branch High School will host its annual 9/11 Commemoration Service on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 9 a.m. Last year the school received a piece of steel from the World Trade Center and Long Branch School District …
Monday, September 12, 2011
The Tinton Falls retirement community honors those who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001 and also remembers those who survived.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Asia Martin
Monday, September 12, 2011
Rev. David Bowman recalled during Seabrook Village's 9/11 service on Sunday how the Freehold hospital where he was working the day of the attack prepared to receive over a hundred injured, only to learn that no one was coming. Lisa Vargas, who is the facilities manager for the retirement community, was a paramedic at the time and visiting family when she got the call to help at the World Trade Center. She said she watched people going back into the north tower, after it fell, trying to help those who didn’t get out and she also watched as people walked, as opposed to running away from the third building that collapsed. On Sunday afternoon Seabrook Village in Tinton Falls held its first memorial service to honor those lost in the 9/11 …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Lacey Mayor Gary Quinn reads a proclamation from Gov. Chris Christie declaring Sept. 11 as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance in New Jersey
United we stand. That’s how residents of Ocean County stood under the roof of St. Pius the Tenth Parish Roman Catholic Church in Forked River today as congregations of all faiths joined together for a 9/11-remembrance ceremony. “You talk about a faith community. This was it,” Peggy Craft of Lacey Township said. Leadership from a variety of congregations including B’nai Israel in Toms River, the Islamic Center of Ocean County, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Toms River and several churches in Lacey read from the Bible, Torah and Koran. Rev. Elizabeth Scheuerman of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation grew up in an interfaith household. “Interfaith understanding is very dear to my heart,” she said. She read the poem “My Heart …
The Tinton Falls fire company dedicated a new memorial and honored the many men and women who came together after 9/11 as a community.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Amy Byrnes
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Members of the Tinton Falls community gathered at Fire Company No. 1 on Sunday morning to dedicate a new 9/11 memorial and celebrate the strength of families – found at home, in the neighborhood or the local firehouse. “Family comes first,” said Second Lt. Brendan Tobin of his fellow firefighters at Sunday’s service, “and we are family.” Tobin, who oversaw the ceremony and was instrumental in coordinating the new memorial that rose this summer in front of the Tinton Avenue firehouse, detailed the outpouring from the community to see the project through to completion. From procuring the two steel beams that were recovered from the fallen twin towers to their transport, storage, placement of their 2.5 ton girth in the memorial and acrylic …
Events held throughout the day in Monmouth and Ocean counties to commemorate 10th anniversary of 9/11
In Holiday City, Toms River and elsewhere, Jersey Shore residents remembered, cried and came to terms with what happened 10 years ago, when 3,000 people - some of them local, others not - perished at the hands of terrorists. A large crowd gathered at Holiday City at Berkeley's Clubhouse 2 for a ceremony to honor those who were lost during the attacks of 9/11. Berkeley Mayor Jason Varano addressed the audience and said although the tragedy was horrific, it united the country. "While the loss was great beyond description... we came together to support each other during those terrible days," Mayor Varano said. "We didn't let terrorism bring us to our knees." The Central Regional High School band performed songs such as "God Bless America," …
In part three of Patch's "Middletown Reflects on 9/11" video series, the keeper of Middletown's list of those lost to the terrorist attacks looks back and forward.
“Need anything?” Anyone who knows retired Middletown Police Detective Lt. Joseph Capriotti will tell you that those words fall out of his mouth without a thought. You could say that uttering them is first, not even second, nature to the compassionate guy people have come to know as Joe Cap. That’s why when 9/11 hit ten years ago, then Middletown Police Chief John Pollinger said it was the right thing to do to assign Joe with the task of keeping the list of what turned out to be Middletown’s 37 victims of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. To Joe, there was nothing heroic about his job. It was just his job. But it was a job he took to heart. It also broke his heart, under that calm, collected, soothing demeanor for which he is…
Long Branch resident Judith Stein shares her story of 9/11
Earlier this summer, Long Branch Patch asked residents to share their stories of 9/11. This is the story submitted by Long Branch resident Judith Stein: A long-time New Yorker, I was vacationing at the Ocean Court Motel in Long Branch on September 11. Strolling along the boardwalk that morning, I was listening to my transistor radio when the news broke that the first plane had hit the tower. As I was rushing back to the motel, the second plane hit. When I got to my room, I turned on the TV, saw replays of the second plane hitting, then watched slack-jawed and terrified as the towers collapsed one after the other. I remember an hour or so later I vaguely noticed that what had been a brilliantly clear blue sky seemed to be clouding over. …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Oceanport resident John Bonforte, Sr. is donating 9/11 hats from the Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance to educate local youths about importance of volunteerism in America.
In memory of the tenth anniversary of Sept. 11, Oceanport resident John Bonforte, Sr. recently gave officials from the Long Branch fire department a large number of 9/11 baseball caps purchased from the Wall of Remembrance in Brooklyn. The hats are a tribute to the 343 New York City firefighters who gave their lives to serve the greater community. Sept. 11 is a day we all experienced in one way or another. It is a day most grown-ups will not forget. But what about the young people, who were not born yet, or were too young to understand what was happening? "We donate these hats to the men and women of our community with a special thought in mind," said Bonforte, who is President and founder of Monmouth Rubber, a Long Branch rubber and …