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November 10, 2015

Jan Scruggs knew as a young Army infantryman returning from Vietnam that his fellow veterans and his entire country needed a place to go to heal.

November 10, 2015

Workers are putting the final touches on the 9/11 Memorial in Cos Cob, a job that stretched into a longer-than expected process. Nearly 500 people came to the dedication of the monument paying tribute to the 33 victims of the terrorist attacks from Greenwich on the anniversary date.

November 9, 2015

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.

November 7, 2015

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.

November 6, 2015

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.

November 6, 2015

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.

November 3, 2015

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.

November 3, 2015

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.

November 2, 2015

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.

November 1, 2015

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.

November 1, 2015

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 –

October 25, 2015

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.

October 24, 2015

Dennis Frederick is going to court to prove that a dog has saved his life.

October 21, 2015

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.

October 21, 2015

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.

October 14, 2015

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.

October 13, 2015

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.

October 12, 2015

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.

October 9, 2015

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.

October 8, 2015

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.


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