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The oldest of Joseph Paolillo's three sons was 3 ½ and the other two were not yet born when his brother, John, was killed in the north tower on Sept. 11.

But Paolillo, of Glen Head, said all three, Martin, 15, John -- named for his uncle -- 12, and Raymond, 10, have grown up hearing about their uncle so much they feel as though they know him. More.

In 2001 LaChanze lost husband Calvin J Gooding in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. Twelve years later, the Tony Award winner for The Color Purple - newly single following a split from second husband Derek Fordjour — began a new Broadway journey in If/Then, a musical about chance, choice and starting over. LaChanze recently honored her late husband by singing "Amazing Grace" at the May 15 dedication of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

Thousands of students returned to class in the area around Ground Zero within a month after the terror attack on 9/11. Stuyvesant High School is just a few short blocks from Ground Zero. Some former students are experiencing the deadly and debilitating effects of the toxic dust they were exposed to. More.

The Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Somerset Inc. are paying tribute to the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, with a second annual flag installment event. It's being held at the Pennsylvania Turnpike exit to act as a gateway to Somerset County and the Flight 93 Memorial.

Voices of September 11th (VOICES), which for 17 years has provided support services for those impacted by 9/11, hosted preparedness trainings March 28 and 29 at Grace Farms. The sessions were titled “Preparing for After: Planning for Effective Response Following Acts of Mass Violence.” More.