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July 23, 2019

The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill ensuring that a victims’ compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. The 97-2 vote sends the bill to Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it.

July 22, 2019

Like thousands of other emergency responders, NYPD Det. Christopher Cranston dropped everything and rushed to Ground Zero in Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001 after learning of the World Trade Center attacks.

July 22, 2019

Nathan Vrzic was not even alive when the 9/11 terrorist attacks occurred, but the 16-year-old nonetheless devoted the past year to creating a First Responders 9/11 Memorial for Brook Park.

July 19, 2019

The 200th New York City firefighter has died from ailments stemming from working at the toxic World Trade Center site in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, according to city officials. Richard Driscoll, 73, died one day after the death of fellow firefighter Kevin Nolan.

July 18, 2019

A woman killed in the 9/11 World Trade Center attack became its 1,664th identified victim through DNA testing of remains recovered in 2002, the city Medical Examiner’s office announced Thursday.

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.


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