9/11 Health in the News Update

Below are summaries with url’s to news articles that appeared over the last few weeks about 9/11 Health and Compensation issues. An archive of past articles by year, can be found on the 911 Health Watch website at http://www.911healthwatch.org/news/ :

June 20, 2013 — PropertyCasualty360 — New York State to Outsource World Trade Center Claims Handling
As of June 24, the New York State Workers Compensation Board will no longer handle benefit applications to the World Trade Center Volunteer Fund


June 13, 2013 — lohud.com — 200 mourn NYPD cop ‘Nicky’ Finelli at Hawthorne funeral
A 30-year veteran of the New York City Police Department who died from what doctors said was cancer related to his search-and- recovery work at Ground Zero after the 9/11 terror attacks was remembered as passionate, caring and honest at …


June 11, 2013 — Gay firefighter, first responder to Pentagon on 9/11, dies
Phillip Curtis McKee III, a businessman, stained glass artist and firefighter who was among the first to respond to the fire at the Pentagon caused by the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack, died May 31 at a hospital in Fairfax …


June 10, 2013 — Newsday — Nicholas Finelli, NYPD officer from Hawthorne, died of 9/11-related cancer, family says
Nicholas Finelli, a former New York City police officer who was among the first responders to the World Trade Center terror attacks on 9/11, died Saturday from cancer that his family believes he developed at the site.


June 10, 2013 — New York Post — Kidney donor for hero
A 9/11 hero in desperate need of a kidney transplant has been rescued by a big-hearted anonymous donor.


June 10, 2013 — New York Post — 9/11 cancer kills cop, 60
Nicholas Finelli, a 30-year NYPD veteran, died yesterday of esophageal cancer related to the 9/11 attacks. He was 60. Finelli worked in the 43rd Precinct in The Bronx and was a member of the NYPD Traffic Squad Benevolent Association.


June 6, 2013 — New York Post — Peeved SI pol in 9/11 diss
Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm is refusing to back a bill that would end the sequestration of 9/11 victims’ compensation funds because he wasn’t invited to a press conference, according to an organizer.


May 10, 2013 — New York Daily News — Widow of NYPD detective killed by cancer fighting for 9/11 benefits
Ten years after cancer-stricken NYPD Det. Thomas Weiner received a promotion on his deathbed from Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, his family is still fighting for recognition that he died from working at Ground Zero.


May 3, 2013 — Peekskill Daily Voice — Charles J. Wassil, Jr., 52, Peekskill Detective, Sept. 11 First Responder
Charles J. Wassil, Jr., a 9/11 responder and detective with the Peekskill Police Department, died May 1. He was 52.


April 27, 2013 — Crains New York — Cancer rates elevated for some 9/11 responders
The members of Congress who were most instrumental in passing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 said a finding of elevated cancer rates among first responders to the 2001 terrorist attack further justified the need for …


Ben Chevat
Executive Director
9/11 Health Watch