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December 17, 2018

A first responder who battled flames on Sept. 11 in New York says toxins he inhaled then as a New York Police officer led to his early retirement after joining Richmond Police. Darin Pappeo moved to Richmond in 2003.

December 17, 2018

One of the World Trade Center Health Program’s top doctors says that as Congress contemplates a reauthorization of the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund, it must right a wrong baked into the original program, which is set to expire at the end of 2020 and may run out of money before that.

December 13, 2018

On the morning of September 11, 2001, eight-year-old Amy Gaines’ father, Scott, dropped her off at the school bus stop. It was supposed to be the first day of his last vacation before his retirement after 20 years as a New York City police officer.

December 11, 2018

John Mormando leaves his Times Square office a bit early each day to head downtown. The Oakland, New Jersey, resident is wrapping up radiation treatments on the heels of chemotherapy and surgery after his March diagnosis — with breast cancer.

November 28, 2018

Cliff Bauman wants to show you his life. He almost lost it. He wants to show you the fire pit in his backyard, where he and his family roast s'mores in the winter, and the patio where they eat dinners on warm Virginia nights. He pulls up photos on his phone.

November 23, 2018

A beloved FDNY emergency medical technician who was as strong as the muscle cars he adored died early Friday following a long battle with a 9/11-related illness, friends and family members said. EMT Joseph Rodriguez succumbed to lung cancer at a Melville, L.I., hospice facility Friday morning.

November 16, 2018

A Department of Homeland Security special agent died Oct. 27 from cancer he developed due to exposure to toxic substances he encountered while responding to the Sept. 11 attacks. ODMP reported Special Agent Dennis P. McCarthy, 65, helped secure the U.S.

November 12, 2018

Diane Pryor-Holland finds peace every time she sits at her sewing machine.

November 8, 2018

First responders who died of Ground Zero-related illnesses are eligible for a federal medal honoring September 11 heroes under a new law signed by President Trump. The law, introduced last year by Rep.

November 8, 2018

Between 480,000 and 507,000 people have lost their lives due to war violence in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan since 2001, according to a new report from the Costs of War Project, based out of Brown University.

November 6, 2018

Some 17 years after he served at Ground Zero after the September 11 attacks, retired NYPD officer Anthony Hanlon died October 21, joining the increasing ranks of public servants who have succumbed to 9/11-related cancer.

November 5, 2018

When World Trade Center health issues make headlines, the stories are usually about first-responders who played a documented role in the rescue and recovery activity at the site.

November 3, 2018

The legacy of a beloved father and grandfather — also an FDNY firefighter killed on September 11, 2001, who had completed four New York City Marathons by the time he died — will serve as inspiration and motivation for two Deer Park sisters and their uncle in the Sunday trek through the five borou

November 2, 2018

On Oct. 15, J.M. Berger, a prolific author and researcher on extremism, made public on Intelwire a large number of previously unreleased or difficult-to-find materials related to 9/11 that were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, court records and open sources.

October 29, 2018

These guidelines highlight considerations for educators during a season in which children and teens, some who may be grieving, encounter themes of death. More.

October 29, 2018

People directly exposed to the World Trade Center terrorist attacks appear at increased risk of drug- and alcohol-related death, a new study finds. "Following a major disaster, alcohol- and drug-related mortality may be increased," said Dr.

October 28, 2018

The victims of the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill are being honored at another memorial for terror victims. Flowers were placed at the Survivor’s Tree at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City. The tree endured the terror attacks at the World Trade Center.

October 24, 2018

New York City will grant unlimited sick leave to about 2,000 medics, laborers, engineers and other municipal workers who contracted illnesses from working at Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to the mayor’s office.

October 23, 2018

People who were exposed to the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center (WTC) have elevated rates of alcohol- or drug-related death, reports a study in the October Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

October 23, 2018

On Sunday’s Shark Tank audiences and sharks alike were moved by one particularly tragic and compelling story. The Cup Board Pro—a new kind of cutting board—was pitched to the sharks by the children of its inventor, Keith Young.


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