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My 9/11: Teddy Bears, the Unofficial Symbol of 9/11
September 08, 2011 at 3:58 pm

The following was adapted from Edie Lutnick’s book, “An Unbroken Bond:” In the days following 9/11, the country saw the ticker running along the bottom of the TV screen identifying victim after victim as being from Cantor Fitzgerald. The average person may not have known that 658 people died at Cantor, but they knew there were a lot. So, people sent […]

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My 9/11: Damage and Rehabilitation
September 08, 2011 at 2:26 pm

After watching the second plane hit the World Trade Center live on TV, I decided to go to St. Vincent’s Hospital. Doctors were standing on the street waiting for the injured to arrive. But the only people who came were exhausted firefighters who had suffered smoke inhalation. I visited those firemen in their hospital rooms. I later learned that few […]

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7 (Not So) Easy Steps to Opening a Charter School
September 08, 2011 at 6:00 am

On Thursday, teachers and administrators began the usual routines of room redecorating and meeting new students. But for several charter schools that have just opened their doors, this year is all about creating entirely new systems. The founder of a new charter school talks MetroFocus through the grueling steps it took to get his school up and running.

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