On Sunday, September 9, 2018, I attended the 17th symposium of "Voices of September 11th: Healing Families and Communities After Tragedy." Held at the New York Mariott Downtown, near the sight of the Twin Towers, it was a day of presentations from leading researchers and clinicians, working in th
An FDNY medic who labored at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks has died, officials said. Emergency Medical Technician Felipe Torre, 54, succumbed to Ground Zero-related gall bladder cancer Wednesday at his brother’s house in Inwood, N.Y.
Emergency first responders, residents and workers who have been diagnosed with cancer and other illnesses linked to the 9/11 terror attacks could be granted access to a permanent compensation fund under proposed new legislation.
Pulled into a legal battle 15 years in the making, lawyers for the US government apprised the court Friday of its efforts to declassify documents that could link Saudi Arabia to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. “The 9/11 families have waited for years for this moment,” Steven Pounian, an attorney for
The names of more than two dozen firefighters are being added to the New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial in downtown Albany. The state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services' Office of Fire Prevention and Control is holding the 21st annual ceremony starting at 11 a.m.
Well over a year after Governor Cuomo signed legislation requiring state agencies, authorities and municipalities outside of New York City to honor sick-time requests by their employees fighting World Trade Center-related certified health ailments, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is sti
For years he was tortured by a horrifying image of 9/11: elevator doors at the World Trade Center slide open, and burning people stumble out; screams fill the area. Except, he was not at the World Trade Center that day.
The head of the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund just verified what so many have feared: The catastrophic human cost from 9/11 could outlast the money set aside to help those who continue to fall ill from the toxins the terrorist attacks released.
As he lay in a bed inside the crowded hospital one year ago, Detective Casey Clarkson remembers calmly wondering whether doctors would ever be able to remove the bullet shard lodged deep in his neck. Weeks later, the shard would be gone.
Government officials can face difficult decisions. Here’s one that isn’t: choosing to give unlimited paid sick leave to public workers made ill by their service after the September 11 attacks.
In the weeks after the September 11th attack, construction worker Tim Gleason was across the street from the World Trade Center trying to get the World Financial Center up and running.
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Americans on Tuesday marked the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed almost 3,000 people in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania. More.
Seventeen years after the Sept. 11 attacks, Erin Coughlin and Corey Titus are following in their parents' footsteps. More.
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Rob Serra was just 21 and had not even started in his new job as a New York City firefighter when terrorists brought down the World Trade Center’s twin towers on September 11, 2001.
For 15 years, Tom and JoAnn Meehan never missed a reading of their daughter Colleen Barkow’s name at ground zero. Every year they would make the trek from Toms River, New Jersey, where Barkow is buried, to the site where she took her last breath to hear her name during the annual Sept.
The family members and loved ones of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks gathered under misty skies at the World Trade Center site in Manhattan on Tuesday to honor the legacies of those lost by reading their names aloud in a somber ritual repeated each year on the anniversary of the
Fewer than 1,000 federal agents and other employees who worked at Ground Zero or whose offices were in the federal buildings that dot lower Manhattan have registered with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.