Archive of News (2017)

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NYPD expanding 9/11 memorial wall for officer deaths attributed to related illnesses

The NYPD’s Hall of Heroes in Manhattan will add a new memorial tablet for a steadily climbing list of police officers who have died from illnesses attributed to their work after the Sept. 11 attacks, officials said.

Judge hears fire Chief Russell Brooks vs. Utica

Utica fire Chief Russell Brooks was in state Supreme Court in Rome on Monday as attorneys argued whether he is eligible for sick leave benefits related to his condition of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL.

Brooks vs. Utica: Who pays fire chief’s medical costs?

As an enrollee the World Trade Center Health Program, Utica fire Chief Russell Brooks says medical costs associated with illnesses certified as related to his time responding during the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York City are covered…

Holbrook intersection to be renamed for 9/11 FDNY responder

Capt. Vincent Ungaro, a 30-year FDNY veteran who died last year of leukemia, was an active advocate for 9/11 first responders who developed health problems.

American Airlines and United Airlines pay out $95 million for security lapses

Insurers for American Airlines, United Airlines and other aviation defendants have agreed to pay $95 million to settle claims that security lapses led planes to be hijacked in the Sept. 11 attacks.

9/11 Cleanup Workers Can Sue Over Health Claims, Court Rules

A state court ruled that 9/11 cleanup workers could move forwarded with their compensation claims against the Battery Park City Authority.

NY High Court Gives OK for 9/11 Cleanup Crews to Sue Over Asbestos Exposure

The state’s Court of Appeals ruled that the Battery Park City Authority is a government entity and didn’t have legal standing to challenge Jimmy Nolan’s Law, a 2009 state law that gave workers who…

American, United settle World Trade Center developer’s 9/11 claims

The developer of the World Trade Center in New York has reached a $95.2 million settlement of all claims against American Airlines Group Inc, United Continental Holdings Inc and other aviation…

NY court gives 9/11 cleanup workers OK to sue for debris exposure

The Court of Appeals rejects a Battery Park City Authority challenge to “Jimmy Nolan’s Law.”

9/11 Health info forum being held this weekend

The forum will be held at PS 124 in Chinatown on November 18th.