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COMUNE DI BRUSCIANO
Provincia di Napoli
UFFICIO STAMPA

COMUNICATO STAMPA   9 Settembre 2009

Brusciano si fa più bella. Inizia il restyling di Piazza XI Settembre. L’Amministrazione comunale dà un’accelerata ai Lavori Pubblici.

Settembre di grandi lavori pubblici a Brusciano. Si parte con il restyling di Piazza XI Settembre, la piazza più grande di Brusciano dedicata alla memoria delle vittime del terrorismo internazionale a New York e Washington dell’11 settembre del 2001. Questo sito era stato inaugurato il 26 luglio del 2004, con circa 7000 mq., attrezzati e protetti come area pedonale e parcheggio sotterraneo, ricavati dalla dismissione del tratto ferroviario della Circumvesuviana, ma per la continua azione di eccessiva usura, spesso dovuta ad atti vandalici, è nata la necessità di rinnovare e ridistribuire gli spazi disponibili per un migliore e più razionale godimento della pubblica utenza, in modo da rendere più fruibile la piazza stessa per qualsiasi tipo di manifestazioni sociali e culturali. Per questo motivo è stato opportuno intervenire con un progetto di ristrutturazione che è stato curato dall’Ufficio Tecnico Comunale.

L’Amministrazione comunale guidata dal Sindaco, dott. Angelo Antonio Romano, con la specifica delega ai Lavori Pubblici all’Assessore Ing. Angelo Maione, ha inteso dare un’accelerata all’attuazione del programma di rinnovo urbano e di miglioramento degli spazi pubblici iniziando con la ristrutturazione di Piazza XI Settembre, il baricentro della socialità e del tempo libero a Brusciano.

Sono partiti dunque i lavori che dovranno completarsi entro la fine dell’anno. Le novità riguardano l’accesso degli obelischi durante la Festa dei Gigli e la possibile installazione di un monumento alla memoria con un pezzo proveniente direttamente dagli Stati Uniti d’America.

L’Amministrazione comunale con il Sindaco Angelo Antonio Romano e l’Assessore ai Lavori Pubblici Ing. Angelo Maione, l’Assessore al Bilancio e FInanza, dott. Carmine Guarino, ha accolto l’idea del responsabile dell’Ufficio Stampa, Antonio Castaldo, di contattare la Port Authority di New York e New Jersey ed il Consolato USA a Napoli per ottenere in dono parti delle Twin Towers, abbattute dagli attentati terroristici del 2001, da collocare in Piazza XI Settembre a perenne memoria.

L’Assessore LL. PP.. Ing. Angelo Maione ha affermato che “alla prossima inaugurazione della rinnovata Piazza XI Settembre verranno invitate ufficialmente le rappresentanze istituzionali civili e religiose ed in particolare la delegazione del Consolato Americano a Napoli”. Il Sindaco, Dott. Angelo Antonio Romano ha voluto fortemente questo restyling in quanto “Piazza XI Settembre, è il fulcro del paese, e soprattutto è diventata simbolo di diffusione dei valori della pace e della solidarietà internazionale tra popoli e culture”

                                           Con preghiera di pubblicazione Cordiali saluti. Buon lavoro.

UFFICIO STAMPA E COMUNICAZIONE DEL COMUNE DI BRUSCIANO
Responsabile Antonio Castaldo Tel. 081.5218249 e-mail:
ufficstampabrusciano@libero.it

 

   
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MUNICIPALITY OF BRUSCIANO
Province of Naples
Press Office

Press Release: September 9, 2009

Brusciano is made more beautiful. The restyling of  the "Piazza XI Settembre" begins.  The Municipal Administration gives an acceleration to Public Works.

September; large public works at Brusciano. We start with the restyling of the " Piazza XI Settembre" the largest Public Square of Brusciano dedicated to the memory of the victims of the international terrorism at New York and Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001. This site was inaugurated on July 26, 2004, with about 7000 square meters., equipped and protected as a pedestrian area and underground parking, derived from the disposal of the railway Circumvesuviana, but the continuing action of excessive wear, often due to vandalism, created the need to renew and re-distribute the available spaces for a better and more rational enjoyment of public transport users, in order to make more accessible the square itself to any kind of social and cultural events. For this reason it has been suitable to intervene with a project of reorganization that has been treated by the Communal Technical Office.

The municipal administration headed by Mayor, Dr. Angelo Antonio Romano, with the specific mandate of Public Works, Alderman Ing. Angelo Maione, wanted to give an accelerated implementation of the program of urban renewal and improvement of public spaces, beginning with the renovation of the " Piazza XI Settembre," the centroid of sociability and leisure to Brusciano.

So they started the work that is to be completed by the end of the year. The news regarding the access of obelisks during the Feast of the Gigli and the possible installation of a memorial with a piece coming directly from the United States of America.

The municipal administration with the Mayor Angelo Antonio Romano, and the Assessor to the Public Works , Engineer Angelo Maione, the Assessor to the Budget and Finance, Dr. Carmine Guarino, welcomed the idea from Mr. Antonio Castaldo, head of the Press Office of contacting the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the U.S. Consulate to Naples for the gift of shares of the Twin Towers, felled by the terrorist attacks of 2001, to be placed in the "Piazza XI Settembre" in eternal memory.

The Assessor,  LL.PP..Ing Angelo Maione has affirmed  that "the forthcoming inauguration of the renewed "Piazza XI Settembre" there will be formally invited civic and religious institutional representatives and especially the delegation from the American Consulate in Naples." The Mayor, Dr. Angelo Antonio Romano strongly wanted this restyled as "Piazza XI Settembre" which is the hub of the country, mainly because it has become a symbol of spreading the values of peace and international solidarity between peoples and cultures."                                                       

Responsible for this press release: Dr. Antonio Castaldo Tel. 081.5218249 e-mails: ufficstampabrusciano@libero.it

Translation into English:  Miriam Medina

 

 

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COMUNE DI BRUSCIANO
Provincia di Napoli
UFFICIO STAMPA

COMUNICATO STAMPA  11 Settembre 2009

Brusciano ricorda le vittime degli attentati terroristici internazionali dell’11 Settembre 2001. Omaggio floreale in Piazza XI Settembre con un minuto di silenzio.

Piazza XI Settembre da qualche giorno è cantiere a causa dei lavori di ristrutturazione in corso. La piazza più grande di Brusciano è dedicata alla memoria delle vittime del terrorismo internazionale, a New York e Washington, dell’11 settembre del 2001. Per questo motivo oggi, 11 settembre 2009, nell’Ottavo Anniversario degli attentati terroristici che, abbattendo le Torri del World Trade Center di New York, colpirono l’umanità intera, è stato portato un omaggio floreale in “Ricordo delle Vittime e per la Pace nel Mondo”.

Il Sindaco dott. Angelo Antonio Romano ha delegato il Consigliere comunale Nicola Di Maio ed il responsabile dell’Ufficio Stampa Antonio Castaldo a porgere il commosso pensiero alla memoria di quei tragici fatti. La semplice cerimonia è stata svolta a nome dell’Amministrazione comunale, del Consiglio comunale e del suo Presidente, Antonio Di Palma, e del Popolo di Brusciano.

Sulla Piazza XI Settembre, alle ore 13.00, fermati i lavori, è stato dedicato un “Minuto di Silenzio e Raccoglimento” alle innocenti vittime del 2001 ed a quelle di tutti i terrorismi nel mondo. Il Direttore dei lavori, presente nel cantiere, l’architetto Giuseppe Devastato, si è affiancato al Consigliere comunale e Delegato alle Politiche Sociali, Nicola Di Maio ed al giornalista Antonio Castaldo, per deporre un fascio di fiori ed esprimere, tutti insieme, un pensiero di cordoglio e di solidarietà internazionale.

Poi sono ripresi i lavori che dovranno terminare per la fine dell’anno. In quella occasione si terrà la cerimonia inaugurale con autorità civili e religiose e rappresentanze istituzionali nazionali ed internazionali, così come avvenne nel 2004 con la partecipazione del dott. Paul Martin per il Consolato Americano a Napoli.

Il costo dell’intervento di restyling è di circa 350.000 euro. Il progetto è stato fatto dal personale dell’Ufficio Tecnico Comunale di Brusciano, progettista architetto Vincenzo Cicino, responsabile dl procedimento architetto Antonio Ruggiero. Il Sindaco, Dott. Angelo Antonio Romano, l’Ingegnere Angelo Maione, Assessore ai Lavori Pubblici ed il dott. Carmine Guarino Assessore al Bilancio e Finanza sperano di ottenere, per l’inaugurazione di fine anno, un pezzo delle Torri Gemelle dalla Port Authority di NY & NJ da collocare come Monumento alla Memoria in Piazza XI Settembre a Brusciano.

Il giornalista Antonio Castaldo ringrazia “la collega americana, ricercatrice sociale, Miriam Medina, per la gentile collaborazione che ci sta gratuitamente prestando da New York e per lo spazio dedicato, sul suo sito storico e culturale, alle notizie provenienti da Brusciano”.

Tutto questo per far crescere amicizia e fratellanza fra popoli e culture nel mondo intero.

Con preghiera di pubblicazione Cordiali saluti. Buon lavoro.

UFFICIO STAMPA E COMUNICAZIONE DEL COMUNE DI BRUSCIANO
Responsabile Antonio Castaldo Tel. 081.5218249 e-mail: ufficstampabrusciano@libero.it

 

 

 

MUNICIPALITY OF BRUSCIANO
Province of Naples
Press Office

Press Release September 11, 2009

Brusciano remembers the victims of the international terrorist attacks of September 11 2001. Floral homage in "Piazza XI Settembre" with a moment of silence.

"Piazza XI Settembre "for several days in September is a yard under construction because of the renovation work in progress. The largest square of Brusciano is devoted to the memory of the victims of the international terrorism, in New York and Washington, D.C., September 11, 2001. For this reason today, September 11, 2009 in the eighth Anniversary of the terrorist attacks demolishing the Towers of the World Trade Center in New York, has struck the entire humanity, and a floral homage has been brought in "Memory of the Victims and for  Peace in the World."

The Mayor Dr. Angelo Antonio Romano has delegated City Councilman Nicholas Di Maio and the head of the press Office, Antonio Castaldo to extend heartfelt thoughts to the memory of those tragic events. The simple ceremony was conducted on behalf of the Municipal Administration, City Council and its President, Antonio Di Palma, and the People of Brusciano.

On the "Piazza XI Settembre, at 13.00 all intense work was stopped and a "moment of silence and meditation" was dedicated to the innocent victims of 2001 and all those of terrorisms in the world. The Director of the work, present at the worksite, the architect Giuseppe Devastato, stood beside the city councilman and Delegate of Social Policies, Nicola Di Maio and journalist Antonio Castaldo, to lay a bunch of flowers and express, all together, a thought of condolence and international solidarity.

Then they resumed the work to be terminated by the end of the year. On that occasion, the opening ceremony will be held with civil and religious authorities and national and international institutional representations, so as it happened in 2004 with the participation of Dr. Paul Martin for the American Consulate to Naples.

The cost of the restyling is about 350,000 euros. The project has been done by the staff of the Municipal Technical Office of Brusciano, planner architect Vincenzo Cicino, responsible for its progress, architect Antonio Ruggiero. The Mayor, Dr. Angelo Antonio Romano, the Engineer Angelo Maione, Assessor to public works and Dr. Carmine Guarino Assessor to Budget and Finance hopes to achieve, for the year-end inauguration , a piece of the Twin Towers from the Port Authority of NY & NJ as a memorial to be placed in "Piazza XI Settembre to Brusciano.

The journalist Antonio Castaldo extends his thanks to "the American colleague, social researcher, Miriam Medina from New York, for her kind cooperation in granting us a designated free space on her historical and cultural website thehistorybox.com. for news from Brusciano.

All this to grow friendship and brotherhood among peoples and cultures throughout the world.

Responsible for this press release: Dr. Antonio Castaldo Tel. 081.5218249 e-mails: ufficstampabrusciano@libero.it

Translation into English:  Miriam Medina

 

 

 

Brusciano, Italy remembers the innocent victims of the International terrorist attacks of September 11 2001.
 

In Memory of September 11, 2001

 Terror: A tidal wave of dust and debris roars through lower Manhattan as the World Trade Center collapses on September 11, 2001

Photo courtesy: http://www.lewrockwell.com/spl2/new-911-photos.html

Photo by: Det. Greg Semendinger
NYC Police Aviation Unit
http://www.lewrockwell.com/spl2/new-911-photos.html

 
Numerous permanent memorials have been established as a tribute to the innocent victims and heroes of 9/11 demonstrating their sympathy to the American people and their opposition to the revolting acts of terrorism. Brusciano, Italy has dedicated their largest public square as "Piazza XI Settembre," a symbol in spreading the values of peace and international solidarity between peoples and cultures.
 

 

This is the Piazza XI Settembre in Brusciano, 2004

 A New facelift to this public square memorial "Piazza XI Settembre has been in progress throughout 2009 and is now completed looking more beautiful than before.

 

 

 From left to right: Antonio Castaldo, Head of the Press Office in Brusciano; Nicola Di Maio, Consigliere comunale Delegato alle Politiche Sociali and last is Achitetto Giuseppe Devastat, Direttore dei Lavori di Piazza XI Settembre.

Maggio questi eroi caduti coraggiosi di 9/11 esser per sempre ricordato nei nostri cuori.

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List of victims who perished by name

 

 

Restyling of Piazza XI Settembre  2009

Completed "Piazza XI Settembre at Brusciano, Italy 2010

"Piazza XI Settembre,"

It has played a part  in spreading the values of peace and international solidarity between peoples and cultures.

Piazza XI Settembre 2010

 

Piazza XI Settembre-Statua di Hermes

 

Piazza XI Settembre 2010

 

Press Release: September 10, 2010

"The network of international mass media has indicated that Piazza XI Settembre in Brusciano is a contributor to the diffusion of the values of peaceful coexistence of the populate and cultures."

After the challenging work of redemption and restoration of the disused railway line Circumvesuviana, the inauguration of Piazza XI Settembre in Brusciano became effective on July 26, 2004.This monumental project launched in a unanimous ceremony to the public was a request from the Mayor Dr. Angelo Antonio Romano. In attendance were the highest state and religious authorities, local, institutional, provincial, regional, national and international entities. With the whole Community of Brusciano present, in the new, adequate free space, a meeting and expressed warm wishes with the representative of the General consulate of the United States of America in Naples transpired.

Later, the Mayor of Brusciano, Dr. A. Antonio Romano, received a letter from Dr. Paul Martin, Consul for Political, Economic and Commercial Affairs of the General Consulate of the United States of America in Naples. The letter stated: " it has been an incredibly moving event and I want to express, on behalf of the General Consulate, sincere appreciation for the feelings of solidarity and affection demonstrated in the remembering of so many innocent victims. Also in the responsibility that brings us together to confront and obstruct terrorism offering real hope of peace to all mankind regardless of race or religion.

Among the many cultural events hosted at Piazza XI Settembre in recent years, the AIPH Association and the Brusciano Festival in Europe, during their event this past Sunday, commemorated the ninth anniversary of September 11, 2001.

The terrorist attacks that produced the collapse of the Twin Towers led to the death of 2,700 persons, including 343 firefighters in New York and many first-responders from various state organizations.

In this past year of communication and public information events by the Head of the Press Office, Dr. Antonio Castaldo,
intercommunication has expanded with the American site "The HistoryBox.com" founded and directed by Miriam Medina, American History researcher, translator and Interpreter, of the American Translation Association. She is likewise an active member of the following Associations: The New York Historical Society, Urban History Association, American Association for State and Local History, the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, the National Council for History Education, The Foundation For the National Archives, National Associate Member of the Smithsonian Institute AND Member of the National Italian American Foundation. Miriam Medina has been giving ample room on her website as well as exposure within the U.S. and elsewhere to the press releases from the City of Brusciano. These press releases have been much appreciated by Italian American readers such as those regarding, among the last issued, the restored Piazza XI Settembre and the extraordinary social service in support of the massive achievement of the 135th edition of the Feast of the Gigli in Brusciano.

Anyone interested in reading directly cited international sources can enter:

1. http://thehistorybox.com/ny_city/brusciano_italy_remembers_victims_9-11_nycity.htm;

2. http://www.free-press-release.com/news-honoring-the-memory-of-9-11-s-victims-and-343-fdny-s-most-bravest-fire-fighters-1283639754.html .

In addition to the ordinary readers, thehistorybox.com is a source of reliable information for students, researchers, journalists, writers, and educational institutions. Mayor Romano, Councilors and Municipal Councilors, the President of City Council, Antonio Di Palma, President of the Festival dei Gigli, Nicola Di Maio and the entire Brusciano Community are all grateful for this significant attention reciprocating it with a commitment reinforced to develop and practice the values of world peace.

Translation by Miriam Medina Associate Member of the American Translators Association.

Responsible for this press release: Dr. Antonio Castaldo Tel. 081.5218249 e-mails: ufficstampabrusciano@libero.it

 

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September 11, 2001 Is a Day to be Remembered

Remembering September 11th, 2001 shouldn't be an issue anywhere. Acts of terrorism should not be condoned, they should be condemned, and the families, friends and relatives of those who perished should know that there are people out there working to preserve this memory, working hard so that we don't forget those who perished and the circumstances of their deaths so that we learn from the atrocities that cause these deaths. To remember 9/11 is to evoke memories of all those men and women who went to work on a clear, seemingly innocent fall day, never to return to see their families again, or even to see their children grow up.

In the same way we pay homage on Memorial Day and Veterans Day to those who died in service to their country, we should pay homage to those who sacrificed their lives, needlessly, as they went to work, minding their own business, in a war declared on Americans that we did not ask for or want. Every time a memorial ceremony is viewed and the names of those lost are spoken, the memories kick in for those left behind, and the scars and heartache are once again inflamed. There are those in this country who did not suffer the loss of a loved one, and once they moved past the freshness of the event, lost their sensitivity to the victims of 9/11. What needs to be reminded to many nine years later, is that where there is unity, there is strength.

2,750 death certificates were filed as a result of the horrendous attacks carried out on 9/11. New York City's history of over 350 years as a monument to free trade, productivity, and acceptance of immigration merits consideration for the metropolis as one of the world's most spectacular cities. Noted for its material prosperity, job seekers from across the globe migrate to the city to find the American Dream, to find freedom and prosperity. It is the commercial center of the United States, perhaps the world, and the heart of American advertising, fashion, publishing, and media. New York is clearly not one of the natural wonders of the world, but it is perhaps the man made wonder of the world. Millions visit the city each year to see what humans, not nature, can achieve.

A perfect example of this was the creation of the World Trade Center complex. Plans for constructing the WTC were unveiled by chief architect Minoru Yamasaki in 1964, proposing that nearly 15 million square feet of construction were to be distributed among seven buildings. Groundbreaking for the construction of the WTC took place on August 5, 1966.The construction of the twin towers, 1368 and 1362 feet, 110 stories high, were at the time the tallest skyscrapers in the world. Upon completion, the total cost to the Port Authority was approximately $900 million. The World Trade Center complex, including the Twin Towers and four other buildings, were officially opened on April 4, 1973.The Twin Towers, situated in lower Manhattan's business sector, was home to nearly 50,000 employees, attracting more or less 20,000 visitors a day. It offered a stunning view of perhaps the world's busiest city until that catastrophic day on September 11, 2001 when terrifying pillars of black and silver and smoke obscured the city’s character. 2,750 people including 343 of New York City's brave emergency workers perished.

It was a clear, sunny morning when the sky was suddenly engulfed by a sinister darkness caused by the ominous columns of fire and heated gas filling the sky over lower Manhattan. Horrified spectators watched in disbelief as two hijacked commercial airliners crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. The swift crashes exploded into colossal fireballs releasing large amounts of blazing jet fuel, engulfing both towers in a fiery inferno, killing all aboard as well as many innocent workers and visitors inside the towers. The fire raged uncontrolled throughout the skyscraper's maze of hallways and stairwells. Terrified and trapped by fire and smoke, at least 200 people jumped to a violent death rather than be burned to death. Within two hours, from the intense heat causing extensive weakness in the structure, both towers collapsed, crushing floors and victims, throwing mighty clouds of debris considerable distances.

September 11, 2001 is an unforgettable day in the history of the United States, and will be forever etched in the heart and memory of patriotic Americans. It was the day that Three hundred and Forty three members of New York City's Fire Department perished in their attempt to rescue those trapped in the devastating flames of the World Trade Center in Manhattan. These brave firefighters risked their own personal safety as they advanced toward the burning buildings, rushing up stairwells filled with smoke and jet fuel, with no regard for their own safety. The number of fallen firefighters was staggering. Entire companies were destroyed. These were humans of all educational levels and ethnic backgrounds, many with families, dedicated to their intense love of saving lives. The pain, the suffering, the anxiety, and the cries of anguish of those they left behind was and is inconsolable. The emotional disturbance of those left behind was overwhelming as rescuers desperately sifted through the horrifying twisted wreckage of steel and cement. September 11th was a horrific tragedy that initiated countless acts of kindness and unity out of concern and anguish for all those affected by the attacks on the twin towers. It was a tragedy of historic proportions that prompted the response of 343 heroic fire-fighters who gave their lives so that others might live. Although nine years have since passed, for many the vivid memories are still fresh wounds. By remembering, perhaps Americans who have forgotten the freshness of this attack can help soothe the wounds of those still in mourning because of this tragedy. And perhaps they can remember how they felt that crisp clear morning that was forever ruined by a horrendous act of unprovoked violence, so that America itself will never forget why those 343 heroic firefighters aren't here today.



May these brave fallen heroes of 9/11 be forever remembered in our hearts.

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May these innocent victims be forever in our prayers

List of victims who perished by name

September 11, 2001 is a day that will always be remembered around the world, as countries share with America the misfortune of this horrendous tragedy that took thousands of innocent lives. Numerous permanent memorials initiated throughout the world still document universal sensitivity to the American people by declaring their unwillingness to condone these repulsive acts of violence. These memorials are a tribute to the innocent victims and heroes of 9/11. Since September 11, 2001, the City of Brusciano has shared their sentiments with America, presenting a floral bouquet with silent prayers at "Piazza XI Settembre “ in memory of the victims and in honor of bringing peace in the world. The historybox.com has dedicated a specific page to Brusciano, Italy, several images of 9/11 and a short story by Miriam Medina "September 11, 2001 is a Day to be Remembered," with links to the names of those who perished in memory and in concordance with the 9th anniversary of this devastating, world changing tragedy. This page can be accessed at: (http://thehistorybox.com/ny_city/brusciano_italy_remembers_victims_9-11_nycity.htm).

Miriam Medina

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