Binghamton has been in the news before in a tragic way. This past April was not the first time.
Many people know about the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire in New York City in 1911. Not too many people have heard about a somewhat similar fire in Binghamton in 1913. 33 people died during a fire at the Binghamton Clothing Company on Wall Street in Binghamton. On the 96th anniversary of the fire, this past July, a monument was finally dedicated.
Many things like this are lost in the "mists of time". I am glad that this chapter of Binghamton's history was officially recognized this past July.