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The Boston Marathon bombings shook the nation. The media reports -- man hunt updates, Amtrak service suspended, family interviews, how many suspects, link to Al Queda, where is Chechnya— are overwhelming. What's important, what's not, what does this all mean?
I'm too young to remember how I felt on 9/11 so I have no frame of reference for how to analyze all the implications of the last 24...Read more »
A New York City Emergency Services worker was exposed as the author of racist posts on Twitter under the name of "Bad Lieutenant." This embarrassment to the city’s Fire Department came just a few days after the son of a top ranking commissioner, Joseph Casino, was also fired for vile speech online.
While the FDNY is still drafting obviously much needed social media rules, the New...Read more »
The death of Liam Armstrong, a senior at Smithtown High School East who was struck by a subway train Tuesday night in Manhattan while attempting to cross four tracks, is horrific.
Grief-stricken community members showed support for those closest to Armstrong by posting things like “always remembered” and “you’ll be missed” on social media websites.
The accident was tragic, that is no...Read more »