Unlimited sick leave for NYC workers who were 9/11 First Responders, S.5890, passed the legislature in the final day of the session.
“We will never forget," was the phrase repeated during a ceremony that honored fallen police officers on Staten Island on Sunday. Families of officers who died in the line of duty and from 9/11-related illnesses gathered in front of the 121 Precinct’s Station House in Graniteville on Saundy.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is meeting Tuesday with 9/11 first responders who’ve been pushing him to move aggressively to pass a new funding bill to care for Sept. 11 heroes and survivors, even as yet another of them lies dying.
Witnessing the terror attacks on September 11, 2001 affected practically all of us who were alive at that time. But, for some, 9/11 was a far more personal and tragic experience.
Recent research has found that emergency responders for the World Trade Center (WTC) attacks are more likely to have prostate cancer and unique genetic expression.
A cancer-stricken retired NYPD detective who implored Congress to extend a federal fund for those sickened at Ground Zero has landed in hospice care.
A dedication ceremony was held Wednesday for a 9/11 Survivor Tree outside the New York City Fire Museum in Lower Manhattan. The tree stands in honor of FDNY members and others who lost their lives in the rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero.
Images of black smoke swallowing the space around him and mangled metal sticking out of the ground, are still carved into Alberto De La Rosa’s memory. “It’s a picture in my head, it’s like volcano.
It’s been nearly 18-years since the World Trade Center towers collapsed on September 11, 2001. But the damaging effects of the resulting poor air quality are still felt today, causing health issues for first responders.
Archivists who bought a stash of CDs at a house clearance sale found 2,400 photos of Ground Zero in New York taken following the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
When Jon Stewart gave an impassioned speech last week urging lawmakers to reauthorize funding for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, one of the retired first responders who accompanied him was Luis Alvarez, a former bomb-squad detective for the New York Police Department.
Comedian Jon Stewart's viral testimony before Congress last week demanding compensation for 9/11 survivors was laced with indignation, rage and tears.
Sleep disturbances are common in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and can have major impacts on workplace performance and functioning.
They are the people whose plight brought comedian and activist Jon Stewart to tears during an impassioned appearance before Congress this week over funds for other ailing first responders to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
A ceremony was held Friday to rename an intersection in Queens for a longtime fire chief who led rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero. The corner of 90th Street and Rockaway Boulevard in Ozone Park was renamed Chief Ronald Spadafora Way.
According to a leading World Trade Center medical expert, there could be as many as 20,000 more cancers as a consequence of exposures to the contaminants that were released by the collapse of the Twin Towers and fires that burned for months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Seven years in the making, a new memorial will be unveiled in Los Gatos that not only honors veterans, but first responders-and 9/11 heroes. The memorial is located at the Los Gatos Civic Center on East Main Street. A dedication ceremony will be held on Saturday.
The bill that permanently authorizes the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund passed out of the House Judiciary Committee unanimously on Wednesday.
Jon Stewart, speaking on Capitol Hill about the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, was not the cool, detached comedian that television viewers are accustomed to.
The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously in support of a bill that would give fresh money to a compensation fund for those who are sick or dying from illnesses linked to their work amid the toxic debris at 9/11 attack sites.