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NYC retirement agency short changes death benefits for parents of paramedic who died of 9/11 illness: union

The EMS workers’ union wonders if other families have also been drastically short-changed by city retirement system bean counters.

Rescue the heroes: Congress must meet its obligation to those suffering from 9/11 health ailments

No one wants to be in the WTC Health Program; they need to be. There is no choice in battling the cancers and the other killers that are preying on this population.

Race/ethnic differences in prevalence and correlates of posttraumatic stress disorder in World Trade Center responders: Results from a population-based, health monitoring cohort

Results of this study underscore the burden of differential vulnerability that can contribute to higher prevalence of PTSD in certain cultural subgroups following large magnitude traumatic events.

9/11 Disability-Pension Advocates Say NYCERS Not Serving Them

Unions that represent some 9/11 first-responders say the New York City Employees’ Retirement System continues to deny most of them disability pensions equal to three-quarters of final average salary.

World Trade Center Health Program Faces Funding Shortfall

Activists, local leaders, and elected officials are working to head off this possibility with new legislation.

Former North Arlington mayor will be honored in fallen firefighters ceremony

Joseph Bianchi is among the fallen firefighters who will be honored in a candlelight ceremony Saturday as part of the 40th Annual National Firefighters Memorial Weekend.

Edward Keating, Times Photographer at Ground Zero, Dies at 65

Mr. Keating’s enterprising spirit as a photographer sometimes got him in trouble.

9/11 leaves legacy of helping firefighters battle cancer

The hundreds of firefighters sickened after working at Ground Zero gives a spotlight to the need for cancer support.

Retired FDNY member in need of a bone marrow donor due to 9/11-related illness

Brian Kevan, from Bethpage, has been battling cancer for two years. He was among the first responders working at ground zero.

World Trade Center health panel takes first step to add uterine cancer to 9/11 diseases

This week, a key advisory panel took a key step toward securing coverage for uterine cancer — 90% of which is endometrial cancer.