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December 17, 2015

The first responders and politicians who fought to reauthorize the Zadroga Act for 9/11 survivors took a victory lap Wednesday after it was included in a piece of must-pass legislation. "I'm ecstatic.

December 16, 2015

In a major victory for ailing first responders, congressional negotiators included an $8.1 billion measure to renew the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act in the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending package that was finalized and released Tuesday night, lawmakers said.

December 16, 2015

The long, hard fight to reauthorize funds for 9/11 survivors is finally coming to an end. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) made public must-pass legislation that includes funding for the Zadroga Act Tuesday night.

December 13, 2015

Fourteen years later, they sit in a mostly empty ­Hangar 17 at JFK Airport — the last remains of 9/11. After the Sept. 11 attacks, the Port Authority stashed about 1 percent of the relics recovered from the World Trade Center ruins, everything from crushed police cars to store mannequins.

December 13, 2015

It's been three years since a gunman went on a shooting rampage in Newtown, Connecticut, but this school is honoring the dead with a kindness that's sinking in.

December 10, 2015

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, flanked by police and firefighters, pushed Congress on Thursday to keep dollars flowing to a health program for first responders and others who got sick working in the rubble of the Sept. 11 attacks.

December 8, 2015

Three years after the Sandy Hook mass shooting prompted public demands for mental health care reform, an increasing number of states have cut funding for mental health services, according to a report released Tuesday by a mental health advocacy group.

December 6, 2015

On Sunday, December 6, at 8:00 pm ET, President Obama addressed the nation from the Oval Office about the steps our government is taking to fulfill his highest priority: keeping the American people safe.

December 6, 2015

President Obama sought on Sunday to calm jittery Americans after the terrorist attack last week in California, delivering a prime-time address designed to underscore the government’s campaign against an evolving threat. Speaking from a lectern in the Oval Office, Mr.

December 5, 2015

The day before Thanksgiving, President Obama reassured Americans there was “no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland.” Seven days later came an explosion of gunfire and the deadliest terrorist attack in America since Sept. 11, 2001.

December 3, 2015

Comedian Jon Stewart, firefighters, policemen and other 9/11 first responders confronted lawmakers Thursday as they pressured Congress to extend health care benefits before they run out.

December 3, 2015

As of Thursday morning, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) was among just 34 senators who had not signed on as a sponsor of a new 9/11 health and compensation bill.

November 30, 2015

In a letter that paid tribute to the sacrifice of a woman who spent weeks after the Sept. 11 attack rescuing pets from lower Manhattan apartments and who died of cancer earlier this month, U.S. Rep.

November 29, 2015

For Nick Poliseno of Spotswood, the James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act of 2010 is a lifesaver. Known simply as the Zadroga Act, the legsilation provides medical treatment and health benefits for 9/11 first responders and survivors. Funding for the Zadroga Act is set to run out Oct.

November 23, 2015

Calling it a "shameful" situation, several members of Congress, along with local elected officials and leaders of the State Police and fire unions, gathered Monday at the Fire Headquarters on Irvington Avenue to call for permanent reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation

November 22, 2015

New Jersey state Senator Raymond Lesniak will stand up with Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage and US Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, the NJ State Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association (FMBA), and the NJ State Policeman’s Benevolent Association (PBA) to support the James Zadroga 9/11

November 22, 2015

Long Island residents, who are also 9/11 first responders, showed their support Sunday for victims of recent terror attacks. The first responders gathered at the 9/11 Responders Remembered Park in Nesconset to honor the victims of the attacks in Paris and Mali.

November 20, 2015

Former Deputy Mayor John Zuccotti, whose namesake park was briefly taken over by Occupy Wall Street protesters in 2011, has died. He was 78.

November 19, 2015

The headlines this week are reminding psychologists of the anxiety and fear that followed the Sept. 11 attacks. Suicide bombers and shootings in Paris. Attacks in Beirut and Nigeria. Threatening videos and public officials holding news conferences. Diverted planes. Suspicious packages.

November 17, 2015

Sen. Marco Rubio has signed on to back reauthorizing the Zadroga Act, making him the first top-tier Republican White House candidate to throw his support behind the bipartisan legislation to help 9/11 survivors.


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