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Mayor Michael Bloomberg greets the first public visitors to the 9/11 Memorial plaza - New York, NY - Sep 12, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

9/11 Memorial Plaza Opens To The Public

The plot of land known for a decade as “the pile,” “the pit” and “Ground Zero” is opening to the public for the first time since that terrible morning in 2001

09/12/2011

Visitors at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J., view  the "Empty Sky" memorial on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Jim Gerberich)

9/11 Observances Take Place Across Garden State

New Jerseyans across the state are marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with events offering a poignant mixture of sadness and hope while honoring the 746 state residents killed on that day.

09/11/2011

The Lacoffs of Battery Park City (credit: CBS 2)

Many Lower Manhattan Residents Who Lived Through 9/11 Say They Will Never Leave

The financial district surrounds Ground Zero, but there are also thousands of people who live there and many residents who were there on 9/11 still live near the World Trade Center.

09/10/2011

(credit: Twitter via screenshot)

Hackers Send Fake Ground Zero Attack Terror Tweets From NBC’s Twitter

Brazen hackers were able to briefly take over NBC News’ Twitter feed, sending out false reports of a plane attack on the World Trade Center site.

09/09/2011

Dictionary - File / Photo: AP

Taking Issue With ‘Ground Zero’

Alex Silverman had our weekly chat with language maven Ben Zimmer.

09/09/2011

Firefighters are seen at the rubble of the World Trade Center - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: Ron Agam/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 9/11 Series: Fallen Fire Lt. Kevin Dowdell’s Sons Remember Him

The stories of those who survived on 9/11 and the families of those who didn’t are varied and emotional.

09/09/2011

The rubble of the World Trade Center - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: ALEX FUCHS/AFP/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 9/11 Series: John Devlin Lives With The Aftermath Of Working At Ground Zero

Since the toxic dust cloud engulfed Lower Manhattan on 9/11, thousands have died or gotten sick. Many have cancer and that number is growing.

09/08/2011

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file / credit: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 9/11 Series: Ray Kelly And NYPD Prepare For 9/11 Anniversary

The world will turn its attention to Ground Zero on Sunday and police commissioner Ray Kelly calls the run-up to the 9/11 anniversary “a major security event.”

09/08/2011

Firefighters arrive at the World Trade Center - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Push Continues For Cancer Coverage Under 9/11 Health Bill

Federal lawmakers are calling on the administrator of the national Sept. 11 health program to consider adding cancer to a list of diseases that qualify for assistance.

09/07/2011

Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, PA (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Flight 93 Memorial In Shanksville, PA To Be Unveiled On 10th Anniversary On 9/11

Almost 300 miles from Ground Zero in the rolling hills of southeast Pennsylvania, the Flight 93 memorial is taking shape in Shanksville.

09/07/2011

Ladder 16/Engine 39 9/11

Lasting Image Of 9/11 An Inspiration To Engine 39 & Ladder 16 In Manhattan

Ten years later, the images of 9/11 remain seared into memory — scenes of unimaginable terror and depictions of great bravery and humanity. For one group of firefighters a single photograph evokes the best and worst of that terrible day.

09/06/2011

Father Mychal Judge's Bunker Coat (credit: CBS 2)

Family And Friends March In Remembrance Of Mychal Judge, FDNY Chaplain Killed On 9/11

Judge, the first recorded victim of 9/11, was killed in the North Tower lobby while administering last rites to 9/11 victims.

09/04/2011

Ground Zero (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Ban On Clergy-Led Prayer At 9/11 Anniversary Draws Criticism

The mayor’s office says the annual event focuses on relatives of Sept. 11 victims and has never included clergy invocations. Bloomberg has said it would be impossible to include everyone who would like to participate.

09/02/2011

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Rabbi Shmuley: Focus On Values Needed Most For Post-9/11 America

I would love to see a more unified nation — not unified by tragedy like 9/11. It doesn’t take people dying to bring the rest of us together. Death should not be the impetus for life. Life is its own blessing.

09/01/2011

Rescue crews dug their way through the rubble of Ground Zero to search for any survivors after 9/11. (credit: CBS 2)

New Study Finds 9/11 Ground Zero Responders Paying With Their Health

Advocates for the firefighters said the trend was still worrisome, however, and doctors said they could not rule out the possibility that more cancer cases will develop among the firefighters as time goes on.

09/01/2011

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