The flag that draped Captain William Harry Thompson’s body when he was taken from ground zero and his official shield and the jewelry that was recovered with him. Photo courtesy of Joseph Baccellieri

Court Officers Honor Colleagues Who Died on 9/11

Seventeen years ago, court officers working out of the Manhattan criminal courts complex or the Beaver Street training academy heard that two planes had collided with the World Trade Center towers and sprang into action.

More than twenty officers ran into the building to rescue victims of the attack on Sept. 11, 2011. Three didn’t make it out.

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Construction workers build a structure near Queens Boulevard.//MTA Photo

Unemployment Rises, But Queens Maintains NYC’s Lowest Jobless Rate

When it comes to employment, Queens continues to outpace the other boroughs.

Queens County had the lowest unemployment rate of the five boroughs in June at 3.7 percent, according to recently released statistics from the New York State Department of Labor.  

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