Archive of News (2001)

News stories by year:

E.P.A. Chief Tries to Calm Water Fears

Christie Whitman, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, said today that the nation’s water supply appeared relatively safe from terrorist attack, in part because it would take ”a truckload” of poison, not just a few drops, to threaten public health. Continue reading

A NATION CHALLENGED: THE WATER SUPPLY; E.P.A. Chief Tries to Calm Water Fears

Christie Whitman, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, said today that the nation’s water supply appeared relatively safe from terrorist attack, in part because it would take ”a truckload” of poison, not just a few drops, to threaten public health. Continue reading

Formula To Finance Counseling Is Criticized

The New York City Board of Education is providing about $2,100 per student in federal mental health aid for those who lost neighbors or family members in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, but only a small fraction of that for thousands of students who were forced to flee their schools as debris and bodies fell from the twin towers. Continue reading

A NATION CHALLENGED: THE SCHOOLS; Formula To Finance Counseling Is Criticized

The New York City Board of Education is providing about $2,100 per student in federal mental health aid for those who lost neighbors or family members in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, but only a small fraction of that for thousands of students who were forced to flee their schools as debris and bodies fell from the twin towers. Continue reading

Stuyvesant Air-Quality Dispute

Parents and Board of Education officials clashed over air quality at Stuyvesant High School, which is four blocks north of the still-smoldering World Trade Center site. An environmental consultant hired by the parents has advised them that the school’s dust levels are ”a potential health concern.” Marilena Christodoulou, the parent association president, said they want special filters, known as HEPA filters, installed. Continue reading

Metro Briefing | New York: Manhattan: Stuyvesant Air-Quality Dispute

Parents and Board of Education officials clashed over air quality at Stuyvesant High School, which is four blocks north of the still-smoldering World Trade Center site. An environmental consultant hired by the parents has advised them that the school’s dust levels are ”a potential health concern.” Marilena Christodoulou, the parent association president, said they want special filters, known as HEPA filters, installed. Continue reading

Traumatic Moments End, But the Reminders Linger

Elizabeth Bakalar and Zoe Risutto both ran for their lives on the morning of Sept. 11, fleeing their office a few blocks from the World Trade Center. Eight weeks later, they are both surrounded by reminders of what they experienced. Continue reading

Traumatic Moments End, But the Reminders Linger

Elizabeth Bakalar and Zoe Risutto both ran for their lives on the morning of Sept. 11, fleeing their office a few blocks from the World Trade Center. Continue reading

Your Home; Cleaning Dust From Air Ducts

RESPONSIBLE homeowners are generally diligent about cleaning their homes and apartments to eliminate dust and dirt from floors and furniture. And good property managers are equally attuned to similar conditions in lobbies and hallways of buildings they manage. Continue reading

As Grief Sets In, More Seek Help

PATRICIA DONOVAN-DUFF was preparing for work on Sept. 11 when, on television, she saw the planes hit the World Trade Center. Mrs. Donovan-Duff, program director of the Bereavement Center of Westchester, plunged into action, anticipating an enormous number of people contacting her organization in Tuckahoe. Continue reading