Politics & Government

9/11 families react differently to WTC changes

NEW YORK (AP) — For some families, the changes in and around the World Trade Center are an important part of the healing process. But others are not so sure. Nancy Nee lost her firefighter brother, George Cain. She says some people forget that ...

9/11 kin: Visitors need to see WTC site

NEW YORK (AP) — The father-in-law of a victim says it's important for New York visitors to see the World Trade Center site. Larry Antigua was taut with emotion as he left Thursday's ceremony. He wore a blue ribbon on his suit lapel and an American ...

WTC plaza closed to public most of Thursday

NEW YORK (AP) — The World Trade Center memorial plaza in Lower Manhattan is currently open only to family members. The plaza will reopen to the public at 6 p.m. Thursday. After that, it's anticipated that thousands will pay their respects at the ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Sept. 11, 2014

Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

Politicians have lower profile at WTC ceremonies

NEW YORK (AP) — The first ceremony at the World Trade Center site was held six months after the twin towers fell. It was organized by then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his aides. Bloomberg took office just three months after the attacks. He acted ...

WTC site is more fully integrated with daily life

NEW YORK (AP) — There are signs that another page in New York City's history is turning. The nearly completed One World Trade Center has risen 1,776 feet above ground zero. It will be filled with office workers by this date in 2015. The sacred ...

Tears, patriotism at World Trade Center site

NEW YORK (AP) — A couple of thousand people, some wiping away tears, have gathered for the World Trade Center anniversary ceremony. The ceremony Thursday began with the national anthem. A team of fire, police and Port Authority officers held a ...

9/11 victim’s brother: It’s getting more difficult

NEW YORK (AP) — Franklin Murray of New York City is wearing a shirt with a photo of his brother. Around the photo are the phrases "our angel" and "the wind beneath our wings." Harry Glen worked at Cantor Fitzgerald. Murray has attended the ...

Bridge panel gets Christie aide’s phone records

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — AT&T has turned over phone records of a top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to the legislative panel investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures. Lawmakers requested a month of data, including text ...

FEMA wants at least $5.8M in Sandy aid repaid

NEW YORK (AP) — When Superstorm Sandy hit nearly two years ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency quickly sent out $1.4 billion to aid the hurricane's victims. Now, thousands of people might have to pay back their share. FEMA is scrutinizing ...