Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The borough marked the eleventh anniversary of Sept. 11
As the sun set on the eleventh anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, the Matawan Borough Fire Department renewed their promise to never forget with a ceremony at Memorial Park in Matawan. "On this day eleven years ago, they came to help. Police officers, emergency service personnel, military personnel and private citizens, and yes, firefighters, especially the 343 who lost their lives that day by doing what they were trained to do: help," said Fire Chaplain Joe Lopes. A member of the fire department rang the firefighter memorial bell three, four, and then three times in honor of the 343 firefighters lost on Sept. 11. Midway's Wall of Honor was also constructed at the park to commemorate all of the people lost that day. "We must remember the …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The program provides content from the museum’s Remember 9.11 exhibition, including video stories, lesson plans and teacher training workshops to impart to New Jersey students a greater understanding of the impact the attacks on 9/11 had and continue to ha
The Matawan Borough Fire Department will honor the memory of the victims of Sept. 11, 2001 with a ceremony at Memorial Park
The Matawan Borough Fire Department will mark the eleventh anniversary of Sept. 11 with a ceremony at Memorial Park Tuesday evening. Midway will construct their Wall of Honor, a memorial wall created by members of the fire department honoring the emergency responders, law enforcement members, and civilians killed during the terrorist attacks. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. Memorial Park is located at the intersection of Broad Street and Main Street.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Ceremonies are set to take place all over the state.
This year marks the 11th Anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York City, Washington D.C. and United Airlines Flight 93. Every town surrounding us experienced loss, and gathers every year to remember innocent lives lost. Whether you attend a ceremony or remember in your own private way, take a moment to think of those who died that fateful day, and the families they left behind. On September 11, 2001: At 8:46 a.m., a plane hit North Tower of the World Trade Center. At 9:03 a.m., a second plane hit the South Tower. At 9:37 a.m., a place crashes into the western wing of the Pentagon. At 9:59 a.m., the South Tower begins to collapse. At 10:03 a.m., Flight 93 crashed into a field in Somerset County, PA. At 10:28 a.m., the North Tower …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Manahawkin man also sued for his part in alleged scheme
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Monday, July 30, 2012
Two convicted felons, including a Tinton Falls man, are being sued by the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General for allegedly driving around the state in a pickup truck painted with the names of first responders who perished in the collapse of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11 and solicited donations for surviving family members. Mark Anthony Niemczyk, 66, of Tinton Falls and Thomas J. Scalgione, 40, of Manahawkin are being sued for allegedly defrauding the public by operating an unregistered charity, according to a release from the attorney general's office. The attorney general's office has requested that the court order the immediate impounding of Niemczyk's pickup truck to stop soliciting donations from the public, Attorney…
Monday, September 12, 2011
Their Sept. 11 memorial will made its seventh public showing on Sunday
In the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, the numeric breakdown of those who perished shocked many. For Midway Hose Company No. 2 of the Matawan Borough Fire Department, the number that hit home the hardest was 343 - the number of firefighters who ran into those burning buildings and never came out. "Right after 9/11 the company went into New York City with the truck for a memorial. Then one of the members said, 'Let's do something,'" said Cpt. Rich Michitsch. Members of the fire company decided to create a memorial called the Wall of Honor, which has become known as "the wall." The wall contains three components, but has continued to grow with the addition of flags and pieces of the twin towers. The center section contains the name and …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
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…