News & Updates


November 11, 2001 -- New York Times -- [RECOVERY]; Mending a Psyche
Early in the morning on Sept. 18, a woman waited anxiously in a small counseling center at the Port Authority's Journal Square branch, her head in her lap, her arms crossing her chest. Catching sight of her, a therapist assumed the woman was a stranger, one of the hundreds of Port Authority employees who had shown up for one-on-one help since they'd fled Tower 1 on Sept. 11. Continue reading

November 11, 2001 -- New York Times -- [RECOVERY]; Mending a Psyche
Early in the morning on Sept. 18, a woman waited anxiously in a small counseling center at the Port Authority's Journal Square branch, her head in her lap, her arms crossing her chest. Catching sight of her, a therapist assumed the woman was a stranger, one of the hundreds of Port Authority employees who had shown up for one-on-one help since they'd fled Tower 1 on Sept. 11. But when the woman looked up, the therapist was shocked. "Our eyes locked," she says. "I recognized her and she recognized me." Continue reading

November 10, 2001 -- New York Times -- E.P.A. Chief Tries to Calm Water Fears
Christie Whitman, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, said today that the nation's water supply appeared relatively safe from terrorist attack, in part because it would take ''a truckload'' of poison, not just a few drops, to threaten public health. Continue reading

November 10, 2001 -- New York Times -- A NATION CHALLENGED: THE WATER SUPPLY; E.P.A. Chief Tries to Calm Water Fears
Christie Whitman, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, said today that the nation's water supply appeared relatively safe from terrorist attack, in part because it would take ''a truckload'' of poison, not just a few drops, to threaten public health. Continue reading

November 9, 2001 -- New York Times -- Formula To Finance Counseling Is Criticized
The New York City Board of Education is providing about $2,100 per student in federal mental health aid for those who lost neighbors or family members in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, but only a small fraction of that for thousands of students who were forced to flee their schools as debris and bodies fell from the twin towers. Continue reading

November 9, 2001 -- New York Times -- A NATION CHALLENGED: THE SCHOOLS; Formula To Finance Counseling Is Criticized
The New York City Board of Education is providing about $2,100 per student in federal mental health aid for those who lost neighbors or family members in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, but only a small fraction of that for thousands of students who were forced to flee their schools as debris and bodies fell from the twin towers. Continue reading

November 7, 2001 -- New York Times -- Stuyvesant Air-Quality Dispute
Parents and Board of Education officials clashed over air quality at Stuyvesant High School, which is four blocks north of the still-smoldering World Trade Center site. An environmental consultant hired by the parents has advised them that the school's dust levels are ''a potential health concern.'' Marilena Christodoulou, the parent association president, said they want special filters, known as HEPA filters, installed. Continue reading

November 7, 2001 -- New York Times -- Metro Briefing | New York: Manhattan: Stuyvesant Air-Quality Dispute
Parents and Board of Education officials clashed over air quality at Stuyvesant High School, which is four blocks north of the still-smoldering World Trade Center site. An environmental consultant hired by the parents has advised them that the school's dust levels are ''a potential health concern.'' Marilena Christodoulou, the parent association president, said they want special filters, known as HEPA filters, installed. Continue reading

November 6, 2001 -- New York Times -- Traumatic Moments End, But the Reminders Linger
Elizabeth Bakalar and Zoe Risutto both ran for their lives on the morning of Sept. 11, fleeing their office a few blocks from the World Trade Center. Eight weeks later, they are both surrounded by reminders of what they experienced. Continue reading

November 6, 2001 -- New York Post -- Traumatic Moments End, But the Reminders Linger
Elizabeth Bakalar and Zoe Risutto both ran for their lives on the morning of Sept. 11, fleeing their office a few blocks from the World Trade Center. Continue reading