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  • Triangle Waist fire centennial commemoration events around Los Angeles

    By Ryan Torok

    March 8, 2011 | 5:49 pm

    SUN | MARCH 13

    The first public reading of “Walking Through a River of Fire: 100 Years of Triangle Fire Poetry,” editor and social activist Julia Stein’s new poetry collection, features contributing writers Hilton Obenzinger and Alice...

  • Triangle Shirtwaist fire reminds of need for unions

    March 8, 2011 | 10:17 am

    Late on the afternoon of Saturday, March 25, 1911, a fire erupted at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company on the top floors of a modern, fire-proof building at the corner of Manhattan’s Washington Place and Greene Street, near Washington Square Park.

    In the bedlam precipitated by the...