News & Updates

October 18, 2018 -- Michael McAuliff -- 9/11 Responders Don’t Plan On Letting Congress Stiff Them, This Time
If there’s one thing 9/11 responders have learned over the last decade and a half, it’s that Congress won’t do anything to soothe the illness and tragedy that is still unfolding…

October 18, 2018 -- NY Daily News -- Help the heroes: Every representative from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut must back the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
When the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund — which aids the victims and heroes who suffered the toxic effects of the World Trade Center’s destruction — passed Congress in 2010…

October 17, 2018 -- NY Daily News -- EXCLUSIVE: Working while dying — NYPD employee with 9/11-related cancer forced to work after exhausting her sick days
NYPD civilian traffic agent Linda Mercer is among the hundreds of city workers who labored at Ground Zero in the bleak days after 9/11 — and years later, fell ill with a terminal illness.

October 16, 2018 -- Carolyn B. Maloney -- Maloney to Speak at 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Workshop, Call for Congress to Take Quick Action to Fully Fund and Permanently Renew the VCF
Event hosted by Mount Sinai, 9/11 Health Watch and 9/11 WTC Health Program to help survivors and families navigate the VCF claims process

October 15, 2018 -- Chief -- Fire Department Remembers Its Dead ‘Doing Difficult Work Despite Dangers’
Lost 14 Members in Past Year

October 15, 2018 -- NCBI -- The development of a Biobank of cancer tissue samples from World Trade Center responders
World Trade Center (WTC) responders were exposed to mixture of dust, smoke, chemicals and carcinogens.

October 15, 2018 -- NCBI -- Posttraumatic stress disorder in the short and medium term following the World Trade Center attack among Asian Americans
This study investigated patterns of probable posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their predictors among 2,431 Asian American and 31,455 non-Hispanic White World Trade Center…

October 13, 2018 -- NY Daily News -- Bank reverses plan to take Queens house of retired detective with 9/11-related post-traumatic stress
A retired NYPD detective stricken with debilitating 9/11-related anxiety will be able to stay in the home he faced losing to a bank, the Daily News has learned.

October 13, 2018 -- NY Daily News -- Brooklyn street renamed for firefighter who died from 9/11 illness
Even in death, after a life of sacrifice to the city he loved, William Gormley is still hanging out on the corner.

October 13, 2018 -- NY Daily News -- Family mourns retired FDNY EMT who died of 9/11-related cancer
An FDNY medic who labored at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks has died, officials said.

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