Interest to PA Employees & Retirees -
THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK & NEW
PORT AUTHORITY NEWS BULLETIN
Offices of the Chairman and Executive Director
February 3, 2020
On Wednesday, February 26, the Port Authority will mark the 27th
anniversary of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
We invite all agency employees and family members to join us in
remembering our fallen friends and colleagues – Robert Kirkpatrick,
Stephen Knapp, William Macko, and Monica Rodriguez Smith and her unborn
child – who, along with Windows on the World employee Wilfredo Mercado
and visitor John DiGiovanni, lost their lives in the attack that also
injured more than 1,000 others.
A commemorative Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 26, at 9:55
a.m. at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, located at 135 W 31st
Street – between Sixth and Seventh avenues – in Manhattan.
Attendees are asked to arrive no later than 9:40 a.m., as the Mass will
begin promptly at 9:55. At the service, we will join you and many others
– including agency retirees, loved ones, and other members of the Port
Authority family – in honoring the legacy of these fallen friends and
colleagues. Following the Mass, a ceremony will be held at the National
September 11 Memorial plaza at noon.
As always, flags at all Port Authority facilities will fly at half-staff
in remembrance of our fallen colleagues. A moment of silence will also
be observed at 12:18 p.m. agency-wide. We ask that you join us at that
time in quiet reflection.
Through the commemorative Mass, memorial ceremony and moments of
reflection, we can together honor the spirit of these individuals and
commit to keeping their memory alive. We are one Port Authority family –
united in our dedication to service, and unshakeable in our strength and
Kevin J. O’Toole
Chairman Rick Cotton
10-01-15 - The 360-degree viewing platform and eatery located near the
top of the newly-rebuilt One World Trade Center, is open to the general
public. Tickets are $32 for adults, though seniors pay $30 and children
aged 6 to 15 pay $26. Kids 5 and under are free.
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on hearing aids and hearing related services
As we age, some of us
suffer various degrees of hearing loss. As many of you already know, hearing
aids can be very expensive. Recently, we heard about a company that
can help reduce the cost somewhat (up to 70% in some cases).
The company is Hear in
America (HIA), which has a nationwide network of providers who perform
hearing tests and can fit you for hearing aids. We heard about this company
from one of our members, who is also a member of RPEA (Retired Public
We contacted HIA to see
if we could enter into an agreement with them to provide this service to our
members and their family members. They were eager to do so, and we are
happy to announce the agreement between HIA and PARA effective October 2018.
The service is available immediately to all those who want to take
All you (or your family member) have to do is call HIA at 1-800-286-6149,
tell them you are a member of PARA and they will connect you with a
Our agreement provides for free hearing exams, discounts on devices,
warranties on equipment, free repair and batteries for a period after
purchase and other benefits. HIA will provide the details. Of course, all
transactions are solely between HIA’s local providers and its customers and
PARA has no liability in connection with this new benefit.
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* DISCLAIMER--The Port Authority Retirees
Association, Inc. does not provide, and this notice does not constitute,
legal or other professional advice. We recommend you contact your
own professional advisor for such matters as neither The Port Authority
Retirees Association, Inc., nor anyone associated with this notice,
assumes responsibility for your relying on the information provided,
even though we have attempted to ensure that it reflects our
understanding of what is presented.