First Responders Urge Senate To Vote On 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund ExtensionThe House passed the bill - named in honor of first responders James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer and Luis Alvarez - 402-12 last week.
Funeral Held For Retired NYPD Det. Luis Alvarez, Who Fought In Washington For Others Sickened On 9/11The retired NYPD detective and former U.S. Marine died Saturday following a three-year battle with 9/11-related cancer. He was 53 years old.
A Tribute To Courage: Victims Of Ground Zero-Related Illnesses Honored, New Monoliths Added To 9/11 MemorialAgainst the backdrop of Lower Manhattan's ever-changing skyline - and the buildings that jut into the sky - six pieces of granite will rise up from the hallowed ground.
9/11 First Responder With Terminal Cancer Hopes To Help Others With His Dying WishThe 9/11 first responder with terminal renal cancer doesn't know how much longer he'll live, but he knows how he’ll use the time he has left.
9/11 Worker Pleads For Medical Coverage With Billboards: 'How Much Sicker Do I Have To Get?' A New Jersey man who spent three weeks looking for survivors in the days after the 9/11 attacks is using billboards in a push to have his kidney disease added to the list of covered conditions by a fund to help Ground Zero workers with health problems.
Doctors, 9/11 Responders Call For Covering Neuropathy Under Zadroga ActGround Zero first responders suffer from neuropathy at a rate 15 times higher than normal, according to a study conducted at Long Island’s Winthrop University Hospital.
Significant Help Reportedly On The Way For Those Who Got Sick After 9/11The federal government will reportedly announce that about 50 types of cancer will be added to the 9/11 compensation list, and that the funds will finally be distributed.
City Denies Request For Ticker-Tape Parade Honoring 9/11 First RespondersA Queens man who did recovery work at ground zero has been pushing for months for a celebration in the Canyon of Heroes honoring 9/11 first responders.
What's In A Name? When It Comes To 'Ground Zero,' A Lot Of DebateYears from now, will the words "ground zero" still be used by New Yorkers to describe the World Trade Center site? Some say it's time to move past using those words, because the site is no longer a disaster zone.
9/11 Survivors Wanting Benefits Must Be Checked Against Terror Watch ListFirst responder John Feal, who was injured at ground zero, said it's like a slap in the face -- a letter going out to 9/11 survivors, warning them about a provision in the Zadroga bill.
Judge Extends Deadline For Ill 9/11 RespondersU.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein has given thousands of 9/11 rescue and recovery workers until Nov. 16 to sign on to a legal settlement that would pay them millions of dollars.