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Honored for Remembering Triangle Tragedy

The Triangle Fire Memorial Association recognized five members of the community for their efforts to keep the memory of the victims of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire alive during the organization’s annual reception on Sunday night, Mar. 25, at Christ the King Regional High School in Middle Village. As noted, the association is dedicated to preserving the memory of the 146 victims who lost their lives in the blaze that broke out on Mar. 25, 1911 at the Triangle factory, located in lower Manhattan. The inferno helped bring about changes to labor laws to increase the safety and protection of factory workers across the city, state and country. As shown, the five honorees included Christ the King Choir Director Heather Arzberger, All Faiths Cemetery President Dan Austin, Vincent Carbone of Carbone Memorials, historian Michael Hirsch and actress Lulu Lolo Pascale. Pictured from left to right are Gabrielle Sfera, the association treasurer; Gene Birch of American Legion Continental Post 1424; Andrew and Vincent Maltese; Pascale; former State Sen. Serphin Maltese; Hirsch; Carbone; businessman Tom Clark; Austin; Arzberger and violinist Elizabeth Berney.


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