Archive of News (2014)

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Deadline For Filing 9/11 Sick Claims Is Midnight

Tuesday is the deadline for people to file claims with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund created by the Zadroga Act.

Honor these heroes

The NYPD lost 23 heroes on 9/11, the blackest day in The Finest’s long history. In the years since, the toll of those who served on The Pile during rescue and recovery and later succumbed to illnesses…

October 14, 2014 deadline for 911 cancer victims

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Registration Deadline Nears For 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

The deadline is fast approaching for Ground Zero workers to register for the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund. The last day to register is Oct. 14.

Advocates aim to extend 9/11 health care funding

With the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act set to expire at the end of 2015, an area lawmaker is hoping to extend the bill an additional 25 years.

A legacy for three heroes

The continuing toll of 9/11-related illness and death demands attention from Washington

Funerals held for 2 of 3 firefighters who died same day from 9/11-related conditions

Robert Leaver, 56, was mourned at St. Francis of Assisi Church in West Nyack on Friday while the funeral for Firefighter Daniel (Sam) Heglund, 58, was held in Centerport, in Suffolk County.

Three 9/11 firefighters die on the same day of cancer

Three New York City firefighters died of cancer, 13 years after they were exposed to toxic debris after 9/11. View video

Latest deaths of Ground Zero responders shows need for Zadroga Act extension, FDNY union head says

The deaths of four Ground Zero first responders from cancer and leukemia in recent days underscore the need for Congress to extend medical benefits for those who worked on the pile and later got sick, the head of an FDNY … Continue reading

9/11 Illness Kills 3 Retired Firefighters In 1 Day

Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from cancer, an illness that many fear might be connected to toxic World Trade Center dust released on Sept. 11, fire officials said Thursday.