09/19/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bloomberg Boycotts Deutsche Bank Fire Memorial Service: Village Voice

Mike Bloomberg boycotted the second memorial service yesterday for the two firefighters, Joseph Graffagnino and Robert Beddia, who died at the Deutsche Bank site, so the media boycotted it with him. Not a line about it appeared in any newspaper, and only Grace Rauh of NY1 bothered to report about it at all.

Father Joseph Lorenzo, the pastor at Saint Anthony of Padua, told the crowd of family members, firefighters, and friends that he "almost didn't prepare a sermon" because he did in 2008 for the first anniversary memorial and "got bumped by Mayor Bloomberg."

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