Twenty-four local leaders from around the country, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, have created a bipartisan coalition in support of reauthorizing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act as a permanent measure. On Nov. 9, the coalition sent a letter to new U.S.
A Brooklyn-born New York City Police Department lieutenant who worked at Ground Zero for four months died after a 16-month battle with lung cancer she contracted while working at the 9/11 site. Marci Simms of Kensington 'succumbed to her illness' on Thursday at her home on Long Island.
Theresa Giammona spoke to her husband, Vincent Giammona, twice on the morning of September 11, 2001. The first was a call to plan the day. It was Vinny’s 40th birthday.
Brendon Stackpole is following in the footsteps of his father Timothy, a firefighter who nearly died battling a house fire. One day after he returned to the job, September 11th happened, and Tim was one of the victims. Now his son steps into his boots.
Scott Resnik, president and chief of Bellmore-Merrick Emergency Medical Services, remembers the taste of the dust. “There was a metallic component,” he said. “There was a starchy component.” The dust, he said, was inescapable. “It was always there,” said the 42-year-old father of three.
A Sept. 11 first responder from Dongan Hills who is battling stage 4 liver cancer received a warm welcome home Tuesday night after undergoing extensive surgery.
Dozens of people protested at the World Trade Center site over proposed health and compensation cuts for 9/11 first responders. They say a new congressional proposal to extend the Zadroga Act for another five years does not provide adequate funding for health care.
A new Republican proposal to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act is receiving criticism from victim advocates. Virginia Congressman and Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte introduced a modified version of the plan to the House earlier this week.
US Sen Kirsten Gillibrand says that the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act, a bill to permanently extend and fully fund the 9/11 health and compensation programs, has garnered 61 Senate cosponsors, including 15 Republicans – a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate –
Eleven people who worked in rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks have died in the six weeks since the most recent anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Another Ground Zero worker, Roy McLaughlin, died Sept.
Dennis Frederick is going to court to prove that a dog has saved his life.
Brian K. Ahr, 49, a former West Brighton resident, retired FDNY firefighter, master carpenter and steadfast family man, died Thursday at his home in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Mr. Ahr was a first responder at Ground Zero on Sept.
U.S. Army Combat Medic Garrett Goodwin responded at both Ground Zero and the Pentagon after the 9/11 terror attacks. He even helped save the life of a baby who stopped breathing on flight from Tampa to Phoenix last year. However, now Goodwin is the one in need of rescuing.
Immigrants who got sick after working at Ground Zero and have inadequate health insurance could get some help from the Archdiocese of New York, according to newly filed court documents.
A team from the US Defense Department’s policy shop will spend three days this week in Colorado to determine if two prisons in the state might indefinitely hold dozens of Guantánamo detainees.
Retired Detective Ronald Richards, 45, of the NYPD bomb squad, died Sunday after a long, 9/11-related illness. Richards was assigned to Emergency Service Truck 5 in Staten Island on 9/11 and he responded when the planes struck the World Trade Center.
NYPD cops who worked at Ground Zero after 9/11 had 50 percent more cancer diagnoses than officers did in the years before the terror attacks, a long-awaited study has found.
Two Boston University students skipped their lunch date last fall after reading an email blast that encouraged students to attend a “depression screening” on campus. The boy didn’t want to go, but his girlfriend encouraged him, promising that she would come with him.
The terrorist attack of September 11th 2001 destroyed lives and changed lives. It is impossible to be here without feeling an immense emotional connection to the victims, their families and to this city and this country.
In August 2013, one of five men accused of helping carry out the September 2001 terrorist attacks met with his defense lawyers in the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.