There’s a small group of North Jersey firefighters who volunteered in Lower Manhattan in the days that follow 9/11 who are starting to get sick — and forced to retire early. However, a gap in the New Jersey Pension system means those heroes are not getting their full benefits.
Gregory Wachtler worked at the World Trade Center. He was one of the nearly 3,000 people to died in the 9/11 attacks. But out of Wachtler's tragic death, good would come.
A bill that would require New York’s public schools to mark each Sept. 11 with a day of remembrance and a brief moment of silence is appearing more likely.
Clifton Fire Lt. William Ricci, a decorated firefighter and former Ground Zero volunteer, says he didn't want much: just a few more weeks of pay before he was forced to retire. On Wednesday, he got the news that the city had reconsidered his status and was granting him that time.
A bill ensuring that all victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks -- including first responders with 9/11-related illness -- receive compensation in the form of federal funds is one step closer to becoming law. Rep.
A US Navy ship partially made from steel taken from the wreckage of the World Trade Centre has arrived in New York harbour, poignantly sailing past One World Trade Center which was built in the wake of 9/11.
The time for waiting is done. The time for action is now. Congress has argued about everything, dragged its feet on issues that really matter. It is time to act on this issue. Earlier this month, the New York Daily News reported that “steep cuts in the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund are turnin
A doctor and a medical supplies salesman, both Long Islanders, were honored posthumously for their 9/11 service during an Albany ceremony that unveiled their names Tuesday on the Tree of Life EMS Memorial.
A doctor and a medical supplies salesman, both Long Islanders, were honored posthumously for their 9/11 service during an Albany ceremony that unveiled their names Tuesday on the Tree of Life EMS Memorial. Dr.
Long Island's Ground Zero heroes took their health care fight to Washington, D.C. today as the number of 9/11 first responders dying from toxic dust exposure grows.
In firefighters who responded to the World Trade Center on 9/11, high-intensity dust exposure and early symptoms were associated with an increased likelihood of evidence of emphysema, bronchial wall thickening and air trapping on CT scan, according to data presented at the American Thoracic Socie
At 8:46 a.m. on September 11, 2001, hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. Six minutes later, the first contingent of New York City firefighters—two ladder and two engine companies—had arrived at the stricken building.
Children who were directly exposed to the 9/11 terrorist attack that occurred in New York City in 2001 have significantly more long-term psychiatric and physical disorders than those who were not directly exposed to this trauma, new research reveals.
In his condemnations of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s remarks about 9/11, President Trump offered his followers the taken-for-granted aphorism: “We will never forget.” Yet, for those of us engaged in scholarship on national security, U.S. racism or U.S.
When September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya saw the ever-growing numbers of people felled by illnesses caused by exposure to the toxic air at the World Trade Center, she had no choice but to reduce the monetary awards, especially with the fund due to expire next
Lt. Bill Ricci knows he will continue to have respiratory problems. He also knows it will be because of 9/11. Ricci, a professional firefighter in Clifton, Passaic County, wasn’t asked to respond to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
The families of 9/11 victims are fighting to have the FBI release the names of Americans who supported Al Qaeda.
The Protecting America's First Responders Act proposed by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has passed unanimously in the Senate. The legislation will change the way the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) program calculates the benefits it distributes.
Nichole Gupton lost her fiance, Atlantic City police Officer Kevin Wilkins, eight months before their wedding day.
For nearly two decades, one of the most overlooked and little known arrests made in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks was that of the so-called “High Fivers,” or the “Dancing Israelis.” However, new information released by the FBI on May 7 has brought fresh scrutiny to the possibility tha