News & Updates


March 22, 2010 -- New York Times -- The Ongoing Toll From 9/11
A House subcommittee has finally begun moving vital legislation to provide long-term health care and compensation for thousands of emergency responders, volunteers and community residents left seriously sickened after the World Trade Center terrorist attack. Continue reading

March 21, 2010 -- NY Daily News -- 9/11 lawyers deny pushing WTC responders to take $575 million payout
Lawyers representing 9,000 sick 9/11 workers went on the defensive Sunday, saying they never meant to pressure clients to accept a $575 million payout Continue reading

March 20, 2010 -- New York Post -- 9/11 firefighter craves closure
His first asthma attack struck without warning little more than a year after the terrorist attacks that sent him to Ground Zero and then to the Fresh Kills landfill. Continue reading

March 20, 2010 -- New York Post -- 9/11 cop wants settlement to fulfill duty to daughter
Six years ago, NYPD Detective John Walcott suddenly felt exhausted every day. The veteran narcotics detective, with more than 2,000 arrests under his belt and hundreds of hours working among Ground Zero rubble, was diagnosed with leukemia in May 2003.

March 19, 2010 -- NY Daily News -- 9/11 WTC responders asked to approve or reject settlement without all the facts
Cancer-stricken retired NYPD Detective Ernie Vallebuona will be in federal court Friday, hoping for an answer to one question about the proposed 9/11 settlement: How much would he get? Continue reading

March 19, 2010 -- NY Daily News -- Sound judgment: 9/11 responders are lucky to have Judge Alvin Hellerstein
Finally, after almost nine long, painful, shameful years, someone has stood up for the rights and the well-being of the Forgotten Victims of 9/11. Continue reading

March 19, 2010 -- NY Daily News -- Suffering 9/11 heroes applaud Judge Alvin Hellerstein’s ruling to renegotiate settlement
They expressed surprised gratitude Friday night after he stood up to the lawyers and said victims deserve a better deal Continue reading

March 17, 2010 -- NY Daily News -- ‘Zadroga’ bill to help 9/11 responders passes key Congressional committee
A bill to help ailing heroes of Sept. 11 finally edged forward yesterday, passing a crucial committee vote in spite of opponents' gripes that it's a special "benefit" for New York City. Continue reading

March 16, 2010 -- NY Daily News -- Airlines were protected from 9/11 suits, but folks on ground at WTC got shortchanged
Just 11 days after the attack on the World Trade Center, when the ruins were still smoldering and we were just beginning to recover our dead, Congress rushed to protect the airlines from being sued. Continue reading

March 16, 2010 -- DNA Info -- Zadroga Bill for 9/11 Health Care Passes Subcommittee Vote, Responders Wait
Keith Lebow stood outside the Church of the Good Shepherd in Inwood on Tuesday, looking at the steel cross that honors the people from his neighborhood who died on 9/11. Continue reading