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As a senior paramedic in New York City, Anthony Almojera is used to being close to death. But nothing in his 17-year career could have prepared him for the outbreak of coronavirus. The state has now had more diagnosed cases of the virus than any single country. It has the grim distinction of being at the forefront of a global health crisis. More.

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I was in my middle school library in a New York City suburb with another student. The library was eerily empty. We looked around a corner to where the staff offices were, and saw everyone gathered around a TV. More.

One of the first donations to the nascent 9/11 Memorial Museum in 2006 was a collection acquired from the American Red Cross September 11 Recovery Program, which consisted of hundreds of drawings and cards made by children. More.

A beloved FDNY battalion chief from Staten Island who lost his son on 9/11 has died of coronavirus. Al Petrocelli succumbed to the virus on Wednesday morning. He was 73 years old. Petrocelli went to his doctor on March 17 complaining of fatigue — he was sleeping around the clock, his wife Ginger told the Staten Island Advance. He was diagnosed on March 24, a week before his death. More.

I never thought New York City could experience anything worse than the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. I was wrong. The memory of that day is seared in my mind. I recall taking the Metro North train into Grand Central terminal and hearing that a plane had flown into the World Trade Center. I assumed it was a Cessna that had gotten into an accident, so I proceeded downtown by subway, heading to my office at the Wall Street Journal. More.