2003-09-12 / Community

Hundreds Attend John Moran Street Naming

Hundreds Attend John Moran Street Naming


City Councilman Joe Addabbo, hosted a renaming ceremony last Saturday in the memory of FDNY Chief John Moran, who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. A portion of the Boardwalk at Beach 118 Street was re-named Chief John Moran Way in honor of the slain chief. Pictured, Addabbo presents a copy of the new street sign to Moran’s mother, Margaret Moran.City Councilman Joe Addabbo, hosted a renaming ceremony last Saturday in the memory of FDNY Chief John Moran, who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. A portion of the Boardwalk at Beach 118 Street was re-named Chief John Moran Way in honor of the slain chief. Pictured, Addabbo presents a copy of the new street sign to Moran’s mother, Margaret Moran.
Moran’s wife, Kim, stifles a cry as the sign is revealed. Her two sons, Ryan and Dylan are with her.Moran’s wife, Kim, stifles a cry as the sign is revealed. Her two sons, Ryan and Dylan are with her.Moran’s brother, Firefighter Mike Moran, made national news when, on national television, he told Osama binLaden to “kiss my royal Irish ass.”Moran’s brother, Firefighter Mike Moran, made national news when, on national television, he told Osama binLaden to “kiss my royal Irish ass.”

Moran’s sister, Ellen talked about her brother and how much he lived Rockaway and Beach 118 Street. “He was brought up here and he chose to bring his kinds up here as well,” she said.Moran’s sister, Ellen talked about her brother and how much he lived Rockaway and Beach 118 Street. “He was brought up here and he chose to bring his kinds up here as well,” she said.A large crowd, estimated to be more than 500 people, came to the memorial for Moran.A large crowd, estimated to be more than 500 people, came to the memorial for Moran.

City Councilman Joe Addabbo (center) is joined by Steve Good (left) and his brother, Kenny. The two, who own the Beach Club and the Sunset Diner, assisted in the memorial.City Councilman Joe Addabbo (center) is joined by Steve Good (left) and his brother, Kenny. The two, who own the Beach Club and the Sunset Diner, assisted in the memorial.Congressman Anthony Weiner presents Moran’s mother with a flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol in her son’s honor.Congressman Anthony Weiner presents Moran’s mother with a flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol in her son’s honor.

Neighbors look at pictures of Moran’s life posted in front of his Beach 118 Street home.Neighbors look at pictures of Moran’s life posted in front of his Beach 118 Street home.The new street signs designating the street as “Chief John Moran Way.”The new street signs designating the street as “Chief John Moran Way.”

Firefighters from Ladder 137/Engine 238 present the colors.Firefighters from Ladder 137/Engine 238 present the colors.Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer (left), Congressman An­thony Weiner and Congressman Joseph Crowley (Moran’s cousin) at the ceremony. Crowley gave a eulogy for Moran that stirred the crowd.Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer (left), Congressman An­thony Weiner and Congressman Joseph Crowley (Moran’s cousin) at the ceremony. Crowley gave a eulogy for Moran that stirred the crowd.

Ryan Moran, the slain chief’s older son, looks up as he raised the American Flag to half-staff over Beach 118 Street and the Boardwalk.Ryan Moran, the slain chief’s older son, looks up as he raised the American Flag to half-staff over Beach 118 Street and the Boardwalk.

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