Aug 032019
 

The resolution, drafted and introduced by Commissioner Christopher Gioia, was unanimously approved by the five commissioners. Members of the audience — including the families of fallen firefighters Thomas J. Hetzel and Robert Evans, both Franklin Square natives — joined in solemn but celebratory applause after the fifth “ay” was spoken. […]

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Jul 272019
 

Comedian Jon Stewart, an outspoken advocate for 9/11 first responders, blasted Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., for his objection Wednesday to a bipartisan bill to ensure a compensation fund for victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks never runs out of money. The full story with video clips: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/abomination-jon-stewart-blasts-rand-paul-blocking-9-11-victims-n1031136

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Jul 032019
 

https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon Nearly 18 years after the attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York, a battle is being waged to replenish the fund to support emergency responders and their families. The existing $7.5 billion fund is in danger of running out of money and there are still some 19,000 […]

Jun 302019
 

By Robert Preidt MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A possible link between World Trade Center dust and prostate cancer in first responders has been found by researchers. Exposure to dust at the New York City site after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks triggered chronic inflammation in the […]

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