Archive of News (2008)
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The outgoing Bush administration is working “covertly” on a contract that would yank 9/11 health and treatment programs from the FDNY and Mount Sinai Medical Center and could force patients to pay upfront, two New York lawmakers charge.
In a noteworthy coincidence, President-elect Barack Obama announced his nominee for Health and Human Services secretary the day after a judge set the first trial date for lawsuits by sickened 9/11 rescue and recovery workers
After years of wrangling, lawyers for New York City and for the thousands of ground zero workers suing the city have agreed to begin trials in the spring of 2010.
David Shayt summed up his impact on the world in less than 100 words.
Citing cost, Mayor Bloomberg defended Monday his opposition to a torpedoed congressional bill to provide health care and compensation to Ground Zero workers.
A leading backer of the push to secure nearly $11 billion for survivors of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is blaming the Bloomberg administration for opposing a federal bill that stalled in the House of Representatives.
Congress has shelved a $10.9 billion bill that would have provided health care to sick Ground Zero workers – and a big reason is that city officials objected to how much they’d have to kick in.
Congress Sunday shelved a $10.9 billion bill to provide health care and compensation for Ground Zero workers, at least in part due to opposition from Mayor Bloomberg.
OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS about the complicated death of James Zadroga. James Zadroga’s death, on January 5, 2006, at the age of thirty-four, didn’t fall into one of the usual categories.
Seven years after terrorist attacks destroyed the World Trade Center towers, it is clear that many workers who responded to the crisis and many people in the community nearby are suffering lingering effects from breathing in toxic dust, smoke and fumes.