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July 18, 2019

It’s been almost 18 years since 9/11, but more than 1,100 victims — or 40 percent — have yet to be identified. On Thursday, the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner announced a woman had been identified through DNA testing.

July 18, 2019

FDNY Firefighter Richard Driscoll is the 200th FDNY member to die of World Trade Center illness, the department announced. He retired from Engine 91 in East Harlem in 2002.

July 17, 2019

Increased inflammation and immune response may partially explain the excess incidence of prostate cancer among first responders exposed to dust at the World Trade Center after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, according to a study recently published in Molecular Cancer Research.

July 17, 2019

The city lost another firefighter to a 9/11 illness, officials said Tuesday — the 199th member of the FDNY to die of a Ground Zero-related sickness. Firefighter Kevin Nolan, 58, was part of the rescue and recovery effort following the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, officials said.

July 15, 2019

Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) joined New York Senator Chuck Schumer, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and 9/11 first responders and health and compensation advocates to celebrate the overwhelming House passage of H.R.

July 13, 2019

Members of the Colonia Senior Citizens Club will be going to Rutgers University on Tuesday to see an artifact they acquired and gave to the university: a piece of a beam from the World Trade Center, which was destroyed by the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

July 12, 2019

Nearly two decades after several terrorist attacks killed thousands of people on American soil, the U.S.

July 12, 2019

The House passed the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill to permanently fund cash payments for first responders, their families and others who were sickened at Ground Zero.

July 10, 2019

Originally supplied with over $7 billion to compensate September 11 victims, first responders and surviving families, the fund has been rapidly depleted after a rash of new claims; Doug McKelway reports from Washington.

July 9, 2019

In the crush of chaos after two planes hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, Michael O’Connell raced from his home on Long Island in New York to his firehouse in Queens, where he was training as a probationary fireman for the FDNY.

July 9, 2019

The 9/11 first responders health bill will get a full House vote Friday – and is expected to pass overwhelmingly. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced the scheduled vote Tuesday via tweet.

July 8, 2019

James Zadroga, the NYPD detective who gave his name to the original 9/11 bill after dying from exposure to Ground Zero, is getting some partners.

July 8, 2019

Two straight-as-an-arrow slabs of perfectly matched granite stand in the middle of a large open space next to the new Hyannis Fire Station, flanked by tall, silvery flagpoles.

July 4, 2019

On Sept. 11, 2001, as thousands were dead or dying in the terror attacks in New York City, Pennsylvania and Virginia, Michael O’Connell was one of the many who rushed in to help.

July 3, 2019

Nearly 18 years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, more than 2,000 people have died of an illness related to the attacks. That figure was provided to the Seattle Times last year by The 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund and World Trade Center Health Program.

July 3, 2019

Luis Alvarez, a former New York City police detective who worked at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks and fought for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, was remembered for his "tenacity and resilience" at a solemn and emotional funeral on Wednesday.

July 2, 2019

Hundreds attended a Long Island wake Tuesday in honor of retired NYPD Detective and 9/11 first responder Luis Alvarez. Alvarez, who died Saturday of colorectal cancer, spent three months in the World Trade Center rubble after the 2001 attacks.

July 1, 2019

On September 11, 2001, global chaos ensued as the World Trade Center Towers came crashing down, and the fate of airline passengers en route to America was literally thrown off course.

July 1, 2019

As friends, family and colleagues prepare to lay Det. Luis Alvarez to rest, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he would honor the memory of the NYPD veteran — who succumbed to Ground Zero-related cancer at 53 years old — with a key to the city.


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