Downtown voices

In New York the people most affected by 9/11 were the first responders but equally affectedwere the people who lived there. Many of them returned to their homes in Battery Park City as soon as they could. Some of them, our grandson for one, have lived there all their lives. Yesterday, the local news paper asked people for their response to the news of OBL's death. Here are some of the heartening and sobering comments.

Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, a former editor of Commonweal, writes frequently in these pages.

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