News & Updates


November 8, 2018 -- WTNH -- A marine veteran and 9/11 responder needs your help this Veterans Day weekend
Family man Don Pritchard served proudly as a Marine – and was on ground zero on 9/11.

November 8, 2018 -- timesunion -- Photos: Colonie dedicates refurbished park to fallen trooper
A newly refurbished town park was dedicated Thursday to honor the legacy of a state trooper who died from a Sept. 11-related illness.

November 7, 2018 -- Chief -- WTC ‘Survivors’ Have Tougher Rules on Aid
Affect Health Coverage, Pensions

November 2, 2018 -- Newsday -- Joseph L. Pidoto, 51, former NYPD detective known for his kindness, dies
The officer from Mount Sinai, who was assigned to the 104th Precinct in Ridgewood, Queens, was dispatched to work in downtown Manhattan in the days and weeks following…

October 29, 2018 -- Chief -- New Alarms About Delays by NYCERS In Ruling on 9/11-Linked Disabilities
Could Reduce Federal VCF Payouts

October 29, 2018 -- HealthDay -- Firsthand 9/11 Exposure Fueling Alcohol- and Drug-Related Deaths: Study
People directly exposed to the World Trade Center terrorist attacks appear at increased risk of drug- and alcohol-related death, a new study finds.

October 29, 2018 -- Carolyn B. Maloney -- Momentum Grows for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Reauthorization, Sponsors Announce 100 Bipartisan Co-Sponsors in House and Senate
Bill to Permanently Reauthorize and Fund 9/11 VCF Gains Strong Bipartisan Support Less Than Three Weeks After Being Introduced

October 25, 2018 -- NCBI -- The association between pollutant levels and asthma-related emergency department visits in the Bronx after the World Trade Center attacks
OBJECTIVE: To examine the potential impact of the World Trade Center (WTC) attacks on asthma-related emergency department visits (AREDV) in the New York City borough of the Bronx.

October 25, 2018 -- NY Daily News -- De Blasio insists he worked as fast as possible on 9/11 sick time, despite months of pressure
It took months of pressure for Mayor de Blasio to agree to provide unlimited sick time to 9/11 first responders — but he insisted Thursday he’d done so as quickly as possible.

October 24, 2018 -- Newsday -- NYC grants unlimited leave for city workers sickened at Ground Zero
The deal with the city’s largest municipal labor union is similar to a program already in place for police officers and firefighters who became ill…