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Ground Zero civilian volunteers to receive disability benefits after 9/11 anniversary

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a 9/11 Worker’s Disability Benefits Bill on Wednesday that was sponsored by Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows) on the 18th anniversary of the attack of the World Trade Center.

18th anniversary of 9/11 attacks remembered

Columbus residents gathered at Columbus City Hall to remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks 18 years after the tragedy unfolded in New York City, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

‘Insane, stabbing, burning pain’: Ground zero workers still battling 9/11 health problems

The oxygen tank sits in the living room of Joe McKay’s home, discreetly positioned in the corner next to a couch.

9/11 health fund covers survivors for life — but few know about it

Some 450,000 people are eligible for free lifetime medical care under the federal World Trade Center Health program, but less than a quarter are enrolled.

9/11 Still Claiming Victims: 10,000 With Cancers, Thousands More With Other Illnesses

First responders on Sept. 11, 2001 and others who worked and lived in the area of the World Trade Center site were exposed to toxic fumes and dust

Pols call for NYC outreach to students and faculty at schools near Ground Zero

The city should conduct outreach for the thousands of students and school staffers exposed to dangerous conditions around Ground Zero following 9/11, two councilmen said on the 18th anniversary of the terror attacks.

Former NYC high school students recall living through 9/11: “It felt like the buildings were crashing onto us”

To mark the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, former high school students who sat in classrooms just three blocks from the Twin Towers are sharing the stories of what they saw that day.

As 9/11 health problems mount, an uncertain future for students in lower Manhattan

Lila Nordstrom was a senior at storied Stuyvesant High School in lower Manhattan when “we saw a huge fireball engulf the first tower” of the World Trade Center back in 2001.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo honors Det. Luis Alvarez in moving 9/11 ceremony

Gov. Andrew Cuomo paid tribute Wednesday to the late NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez, who delivered stirring testimony urging Congress to permanently extend the Sept. 11 Victims Compensation Fund in June…

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Deliver Pension and Health Benefits to 9/11 First Responders, Volunteers and Workers

Governor Signs Six Bills at the 7th Annual 9/11 Motorcycle Ride in New York City