News & Updates

March 15, 2019 -- WLNY -- New Green Space To Honor Those Suffering From 9/11-Related Illnesses
The 9/11 Memorial and Museum is expanding to honor not only those who were killed in the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, but also the thousands more who have died or gotten sick from the aftermath.

March 15, 2019 -- Time -- 9/11 Survivors Are Still Getting Sick. Now They’re Worried They Can’t Afford Their Bills
On Sept. 11, 2001, Marines veteran Charles “Chuck” Flickinger walked into the local firehouse in Lake Carmel, N.Y., and volunteered to join the rescue effort.

March 13, 2019 -- Insider NJ -- Kennedy, Holley & Zwicker Bill to Aid 9/11 First Responders Clears Assembly Panel
Aiming to assist first responders who voluntarily participated in 9/11 rescue and recovery efforts, legislation sponsored by Assemblymen James Kennedy, Jamel Holley and Andrew Zwicker expanding eligibility for accidental disability allowance…

March 13, 2019 -- Futurity -- Does PTSD put 9/11 responders at risk of dementia?
There may be a link between chronic PTSD in 9/11 responders and neurodegeneration, a pilot study finds.

March 13, 2019 -- NYS AFL-CIO -- Podcast Episode 2: Benefits Set To Expire on 9/11 Victims and 1st Responders
After being denied help for years, 90,000 9/11 Responders and Survivors from around the country who went to the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the Shanksville crash site are now getting medical monitoring, treatment and compensation for their injuries.

March 11, 2019 -- WSHU -- 9/11 Victim Fund Needs Permanent Authorization, Say New York Lawmakers
A bipartisan group of congressional representatives from New York called for permanent funding of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

March 9, 2019 -- PolitiFact -- Gillibrand highlights 9/11 cancer deaths
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says the federal government needs to maintain its commitment to those affected by the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, and is urging her colleagues to support a permanent victim compensation fund.

March 8, 2019 -- -- Editorial: Congress must act now to aid, protect our sick 9/11 heroes
Those who died on 9/11 we honor the right way — through memorials and annual services and tributes; we speak their names, we cry our tears.

March 7, 2019 -- East Hampton Star -- Frank P. Kennedy, Retired Harbormaster, Dies of 9/11-Related Disease
Frank Paul Kennedy, a retired member of East Hampton Town Marine Patrol who responded to in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, with the East Hampton Town Police Department, died last Thursday…

March 7, 2019 -- NCBI -- Pulmonary Fibrosis among World Trade Center Responders: Results from the WTC Health Registry Cohort
Dust created by the collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) towers on 9/11 included metals and toxicants that have been linked to an increased risk of pulmonary fibrosis (PF) in the literature.