Like everyone in the 9/11 community, I anxiously awaited Friday's announcement of the new policies and deep financial cuts to current and future claims to the Victim Compensation Fund. These catastrophic reductions, while necessary at this time, are a devastating blow.
The September 11th Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) is making "significant reductions" in awards to first responders because it is running out of money.
New Yorkers who survived 9/11 only to be sickened by the toxic dust swirling around Ground Zero were stunned to learn Friday that the federal government will be cutting compensation payouts as much as 70% — fearing that the decision will leave scores of ill survivors with little to live on.
The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund is halving its payouts to people made sick or dying as a result of the toxic dust and pollutants unleashed by the 2001 terror attacks because it is running out of money, the Justice Department said Friday.
Mary Abraham loved her sister’s quilts and needlework ability. Beverly Eckert was a dedicated advocate to the causes that earned her passion. Without them in their lives, their sisters have pulled together and found ways to honor their memories in lasting ways.
A recent Rutgers study found a correlation between first responders from the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and diagnoses of head and neck cancers.
Since the September 11 attacks in 2001, thousands of people who worked on the post-9/11 recovery efforts have been sickened with, or have died from, illnesses related to their time spent at the World Trade Center.
When the House finally managed to pass a bill to care for the first responders and other survivors suffering from 9/11-related illnesses in late 2010, few thought it stood much of a chance of becoming law. Senate Republicans promised a filibuster.
Christine Lee Hanson was the youngest victim of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. If the bright and playful toddler were alive today, she would be turning 20 later this month.
Work is underway at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum to create a site honoring rescue, recovery and relief workers as well as survivors and downtown residents who got sick or died from 9/11-related illnesses.
Head and neck cancers among a group of first responders to the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attacks are significantly higher than expected, a new study says.
A military judge has set a year-long timetable toward a February 2020 trial in Guantánamo’s case against an Iraqi man accused of commanding insurgents in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks.
American businessman Jason Spindler survived the September 11 attacks in New York only to die this week in another act of terror. Spindler was among those killed Tuesday in a terror attack on a Kenyan hotel compound, the company he founded said Wednesday.
A Rutgers study has found a significant increase in head and neck cancers among workers and volunteers who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC), pointing to newly emerging risks that require ongoing monitoring and treatment of those who were exposed during the i
A tribute to thousands of rescue and recovery workers who labored in the ruins of the World Trade Center is taking shape in Vermont, where workers are chipping at and chiseling slabs of granite that will be installed this spring at the national Sept. 11 memorial.
Somebody thought it would be a good idea to install a 9-foot-tall statue — paying tribute to Saudi Arabia and displaying its flag — near the 9/11 Memorial earlier this month, and New Yorkers are not happy.
A former city police officer who died from 9/11-related brain cancer was honored in Manhattan on Saturday.
On Sept. 11, 2001, New York City firefighter and longtime Long Beach resident John Moschella was living in East Atlantic Beach when he watched the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center unfold on TV.
A few days before this past September 11, 2018, one of my EMS managers came into my office prompted by a recent e-mail I’d sent out to our staff reminding them of the dress code expected for that day. He asked why we get dressed up on 9/11 every year since 2001.
The effort that Tony and Bob Ganga have led for the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 419 in Amagansett to construct a 9/11 memorial has been a six-year process filled with highs and low and plenty of red tape.