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Twin towers toxic dust made her husband sick. Now, this Quincy native is stepping up

All too often forgotten are the trash collectors, construction workers, family members and even neighbors who, for almost a year after the Twin Towers fell, gathered at the 14.6-acre site.

Doing right by the heroes: NewYork-Presbyterian fixes its policies toward 9/11 responders and victims

We’ll be checking back soon to make sure that the contract with Uncle Sam is signed pronto and patients get their refunds.

NewYork-Presbyterian finally agrees to accept World Trade Center Health Plan for 9/11 survivors

In an email to the News, a spokesman for the hospital acknowledged that they are reaching out to the sick responders and will ensure they are repaid for any improper charges.

NY bill would provide comp cover for 9/11 recovery workers

Assembly Bill 9922 would amend the rules on presumptive evidence for those who participated in the 9/11 operations.

Cancer Incidence, Latency, and Survival in World Trade Center Rescue/Recovery Workers

Cancer patients have improved survival when participating in the medical monitoring and treatment program sponsored by the NIOSH WTC Health Program compared to the general population.

Do no harm: NewYork-Presbyterian owes 9/11 health victims better treatment

It’s only at Presby, which is among the world’s best for specialties like liver and lung transplants, that patients get the runaround and hit with bills.

Ground Zero survivors battle New York-Presbyterian Hospital which won’t accept 9/11 Health Program

Benjamin Chevat, who runs the 9/11 Health Watch, said it was particularly galling that the hospital told members of Congress last year that long-running problems didn’t exist.

Joint Statement by Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney and Rep. Jerrold Nadler on the Departure of Rupa Bhattacharyya Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

“A tremendous debt of gratitude is owed to Ms. Bhattacharyya, who is stepping down as Special Master, for her service to her country and to the responders and survivors of 9/11,” said Rep. Maloney.

A noble tour of duty: Department of Justice lawyer Rupa Bhattacharyya did right by 9/11 victims and their families

She’s heading out now to academia after more than a quarter-century of public service and deserves the thanks of all, especially New Yorkers.

Rupa Bhattacharyya steps down as special master of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Bhattacharyya was named special master in 2016, taking over not long after Congress reauthorized the fund that aids people who are still suffering from the terrorist attacks of 2001.