News & Updates


November 17, 2017 -- Downtown Express -- Teachers, students Downtown on 9/11 should register for federal benefits, says lawyer
Roughly 250,000 people who breathed poisoned air while living, working, and studying Downtown after 9/11 don’t realize they may be eligible for compensation and healthcare from Uncle Sam, with many of them still believing…

November 17, 2017 -- Congresswoman Nita Lowey -- Lowey, Maloney, King, Nadler Call on Department of Labor to Reconsider Its Stance on Link Between CLL Illness and 9/11
The Department of Labor’s determination that no causal relationship exists between chronic lymphocytic leukemia and 9/11 conflicts with the determinations of medical experts and other government offices and leaves victims without…

November 16, 2017 -- Observer-Dispatch -- Russell Brooks to battle City of Utica in court over 9/11 benefits
Following the Thanksgiving holiday, Utica fire Chief Russell Brooks will take the city to court.

November 16, 2017 -- Brooklyn Eagle -- Advocates urge 9/11 victims to apply for Zadroga help
The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act isn’t just for first responders, according to advocates and elected officials, who are mounting an all-out effort to spread the word that the federally funded program is…

November 14, 2017 -- NY Daily News -- Retired FDNY firefighter who ‘never let cancer define him’ dies at 49 from 9/11-linked illness after three-year battle
A retired FDNY lieutenant and father of five is the latest first responder to succumb to cancer, contracted during his time working the pile at Ground Zero, authorities said Tuesday.

November 14, 2017 -- Daily Mail -- Woman, 32, diagnosed with 9/11-related cancer years after the attacks which left her high school covered in toxic fumes
Michele Lent Hirsch was 16 when the Twin Towers fell on September 11, 2001, four blocks from her high school in downtown Manhattan.

November 13, 2017 -- NCBI -- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Gender, and Risk Factors: World Trade Center Tower Survivors 10 to 11 Years After the September 11, 2001 Attacks.
Ten to eleven years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, probable posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was evaluated in 1,755 World Trade Center (WTC) evacuees based on data from the WTC Health Registry.

November 10, 2017 -- NY Post -- City teachers claim to be sickened by 9/11 toxins
A disturbing number of faculty members at Stuyvesant HS have died of cancer in the 16 years since 9/11 — because of exposure to toxins from Ground Zero, a retired teacher at the elite school claimed Friday.

November 10, 2017 -- FOX5NY.COM -- Former student suspects her cancer is 9/11-related; she is not alone
Michele Lent Hirsch, 32, believes that her thyroid cancer, diagnosed in 2010, traces back to her days as a student at Stuyvesant High School right after September 11, 2001.

November 10, 2017 -- Healio -- 9/11 responders with PTSD more likely to have physical disabilities
PTSD was associated with a greater risk for functional limitations among World Trade Center responders, according to recent findings.