News & Updates


October 12, 2018 -- Legal NewsLine -- World Trade Center contractor says it doesn’t belong in worker’s asbestos lawsuit
A company that helped build the World Trade Center is telling a New York City judge to dismiss it from the lawsuit of a carpenter who also worked on the site…

October 12, 2018 -- NY Daily News -- Responding to the call: Legislation filed to fully fund dwindling federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
The fight for the health of the dwindling federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund — and the scores of survivors it helps every day — has begun.

October 12, 2018 -- Insider NJ -- Lance Pushes For 9/11 First Responders Fix
Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) has joined as an original cosponsor of legislation to permanently fund the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF).

October 12, 2018 -- Kirsten Gillibrand -- With 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Set To Expire In 2020 And 9/11 First Responder Cancer Rates Continuing To Rise, Senators Gillibrand, Gardner, Schumer & Representatives Maloney, Nadler, King Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Permanently Reauthorize And Fund VCF For 9/11 Heroes And Their Families
Bipartisan Legislation Would Ensure that 9/11 First Responders & Survivors Who Become Sick with Certified 9/11 Illnesses in the Future would be Covered by VCF Program…

October 11, 2018 -- NY Daily News -- EXCLUSIVE: EMT suffering from 9/11 cancer loses shot at disability pension
The city is kicking Jennifer Dougherty while she’s down.

October 10, 2018 -- WLNY -- Dozens Of Men Suffering From Breast Cancer Caused By 9/11 Toxins
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while most stories focus on women, men are directly affected too.

October 10, 2018 -- NJ.com -- 9/11-related cancer claims life of North Arlington mayor 17 years after attack – Arlington, New Jersey
North Arlington Mayor Joseph Bianchi, a lifelong borough resident and longtime firefighter, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer, borough officials confirmed.

October 9, 2018 -- NY Daily News -- To the rescue: The 9/11 compensation fund is running out of money
As the steady toll of disease and death from exposure to the toxic air unleashed from the destruction of the World Trade Center grows, it has become sadly clear the billions…

October 9, 2018 -- Gale A. Brewer -- Monday, October 15: B.P. Brewer, Rep. Nadler, 9/11 Environmental Action invite downtown community to 9/11 Town Hall
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, in coordination with U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler and 9/11 Environmental Action, announced a Town Hall…

October 9, 2018 -- U.S. News -- 28 Names Added to NYS Fallen Firefighters Memorial
The names of 28 firefighters have been added to the New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial in downtown Albany.