September 11th Attacks

(The USS Somerset, at its launch from the Avondale Shipyard.  US gov't photo)

Philadelphia To Host Dedication of US Navy Ship Honoring 9/11 Victims

The transit dock ship Somerset is the third and final ship ordered by the US Navy after September 11th to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks, joining the New York and the Arlington.


(Philadelphia police, fire, and government officials conduct a 9/11 memorial service outside the Betsy Ross House, at 2nd and Arch Streets in Old City.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Officials Mark 12th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers sounded a bell in memory of all of the victims of September 11th, including first responders.


(Artist rendering of a proposed 9/11 memorial for Franklin Square.  Image provided by Phila911)

Group Will Continue To Fight For Its Own 9/11 Memorial in Philadelphia

A group calling itself “Phila911” proposes a memorial in Franklin Square featuring 9-foot, 11-inch replicas of the twin towers, with a replica of the Liberty Bell suspended between the two.


(Photo by Ed Fischer)

New Book Dissects the Hunt For Osama Bin Laden

Author Mark Bowden says both the Obama and Bush administrations can claim a share of credit in the meticulous, tireless effort to find the man who had a very high value and very low profile.


(First responders in Harrisburg honor their colleagues who died on September 11th, 2001.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

In Harrisburg, Pa., Remembrance of September 11th Attacks

The names of Pennsylvania emergency workers who had given their lives in the line of duty were read during a ceremony outside the state capitol.


(Mayor Nutter takes a moment to reflect at the dedication of Philadelphia's 9/11 memorial, along the Schuylkill River near 25th and Chestnut Streets.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Philadelphia Dedicates 9/11 Memorial On Banks of Schuylkill

This memorial includes a piece of an I-beam from one of the towers that was demolished in the terrorist attacks.


(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

World Trade Center 9/11 Beam To Reside at Gloucester County College

It is a warped, two-foot section of I-beam, a piece of steel from the World Trade Center, that will become part of a September 11th memorial at Gloucester County College.


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N.J. Prepares For Tougher Identity Requirements For Driver’s License Applicants

New Jersey drivers will soon need to meet new requirements to get or renew their driver’s licenses.


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‘One Book Villanova’ Author Visits Campus For Evening Talk

This year, Villanova has selected Jamie Ford, author of “Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” as its “One Book Villanova” author.



Your Holiday Movie Preview

What are the end-of-the-year flicks that we’ll be flocking to during the holiday season and beyond?


(Joseph Wilson and Valerie Plame, this morning at Widener University in Chester, Pa.   Credit:  Cherri Gregg)

Pair Once Targeted By Bush White House Visits Philadelphia On Speaking Tour

Joe Wilson was once an American diplomat in Iraq. His wife, Valerie Plame, was a CIA operative. An aide to VP Dick Cheney was convicted of leaking her undercover identity.


(Jason Read.  Credit: National Rowing Foundation)

Temple U. Coach Jason Read Recalls Personal Role In Wake of 9/11

Recently hired as the new women’s crew coach at his alma mater, Temple University, Jason Read’s incredible life résumé includes an Olympic gold medal and years spent helping others as an EMS/Rescue Chief of Operations in his home county of Hunterdon, in New Jersey.


(The "Brotherhood Ride" heads off from the Bryn Mawr firehouse enroute to New York City.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Cycling First Responders Stop In Montco En Route To NYC 9/11 Ceremony

Three dozen first responders from a number of states are bicycling thousands of miles in honor of their fallen comrades of 9/11.


(Montgomery County's tenth anniversary observation of the 9/11 attacks.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Montgomery County, Pa. Remembers Those Lost In 9/11 Attacks

Outside the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, people gathered around the county’s 9/11 memorial on Friday to mark the upcoming tenth anniversary of that terrible day.


(Philadelphia crime scene investigator Leo Rahill, today wearing his "WTC" decoration, went to New York City right after the terrorist attacks to volunteer his services.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Honors City Cops Who Responded On 9/11 And After

The Philadelphia Police Department has marked the tenth anniversiary of 9/11 by honoring those who have served their city and their country.