Archive of News (2019)

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LI Veteran Still Feeling the Effects of 9/11 Applies for 9/11 VCF

US Army Reservist Veteran Anthony Caruso Urges Those Effected by 9/11 Toxic Dust Exposure to Find Out About 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

9/11 victim compensation fund continues to help heroes

September 11, 2001, is remembered as the deadliest single-day terrorist attack in American history.

NYPD traffic agent Linda Mercer, whose cancer fight pushed City Hall to give NYC employees full 9/11 benefits, dies at 60

Linda Mercer, an NYPD civilian traffic agent whose fight against an inoperable 9/11 cancer became a focal point in the drive to get full 9/11 benefits to all city employees sickened by their time at Ground Zero, died Wednesday.

Marya Columbia, Whose Music Soothed on 9/11, Dies at 63

She performed at St. Paul’s Chapel but was told she could not collect health benefits as a “responder” after developing cancer years later.

Cancer in General Responders Participating in World Trade Center Health Programs, 2003-2013

Following the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC), thousands of workers were exposed to an array of toxins known to cause adverse health effects, including cancer.

Health benefits for 9/11 responders discussed in Shanksville

The Shanksville Fire Department in Somerset County was part of an informational session Wednesday regarding the benefits available for first responders of the Sept. 11 attacks.

My Hospice: Lou’s Story

Lou Alvarez was one of the thousands of first responders who rushed to the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Slow Start for Schools’ WTC Awareness Effort

The United Federation of Teachers and the Department of Education’s World Trade Center health-awareness program, aimed at reaching nearly 20,000 former public-school students who may have been exposed to potentially deadly toxins, attracted only about 50 people…

FDNY Firefighter Gets 9/11 Benefits after City Relents

New York City officials had denied a full 9/11 disability pension to retired FDNY firefighter Joe Daly, claiming his cancer was linked to excessive drinking.

NYC caves and authorizes WTC benefits for 9/11 survivor — after claiming his cancer was caused by drinking and not by his time at Ground Zero

After months of claiming a retired FDNY firefighter’s cancer was linked to excessive drinking, and not his time at Ground Zero, the city finally agreed to provide the sickened smokeater…