Archive of News (2017)

News stories by year:

City Rejections of 9/11 Claims Surprisingly High

Sixteen years after 9/11, city officials have rejected close to 40 percent of the World Trade Center notice-of-participation claims filed by city workers hoping to document that they participated in the response-and-recovery effort…

The Lingering WTC Legacy We Ignore

For years we vowed “to never forget” our 9/11 first responders and yet, more than sixteen years later, there’s some strong circumstantial evidence that’s just what has happened.

Stony Brook Expands WTC Health Program to Commack

First responders to the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster, Stony Brook Medicine staff and community members gathered on November 28 for the grand opening of the new World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program Long Island Clinical Center of Excellence…

Forgotten victims of 9/11 are developing cancer at alarming rates

Soon after the 9/11 attacks, survivors returned to downtown Manhattan. The air didn’t look right, it didn’t smell right, and it didn’t feel right, but the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it was safe.

Exclusive: 9/11 First responder battling cancer receives wheelchair

Sal Turturici was an EMT on September 11th, 2001.

WTC Health-Program Head Concerned About Pension Turndowns

The disclosure that the city and state retirement systems are rejecting more 9/11 disability claims than they are approving has the top doctor with the World Trade Center Health Program concerned about the stress placed on his patients who…

Labor Department denies ex-OSHA inspector workers’ compensation as other agencies accept his 9/11 illness

A former inspector for the federal government now diagnosed with a terminal 9/11 illness is battling with the Labor Department for his workers’ compensation benefit.

One-stop clinic for 9/11 first responders opens in Commack

The Stony Brook WTC Wellness Program celebrated the opening of a new one-stop clinic for Sept. 11 first responders on Tuesday.

Town, Firefighter Disagree on Who Would Cover Medical Benefits for 9/11-Linked Claim

At issue in a town’s dispute with a firefighter over a 9/11-linked workers’; compensation claim is who would be responsible for medical payments, reports.

9/11 responder fights for disability benefits

The pictures hanging on his wall show the story of a hero.