Mayor De Blasio Presents Family Of Det. Lou Alvarez With Key To CityAlvarez Marines and the NYPD before spending months helping with the rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero. He died of 9/11-related cancer on June 29.
'He Knew He Didn't Have Much Time:' Brother Of Det. Lou Alvarez Reflects On Life Of ServiceLate NYPD Det. Luis Alvarez spent months at the World Trade Center following the September 11, 2001 attack. He developed cancer and spent the rest of his life crusading for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund.
Det. Lou Alvarez Honored At 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony In BrooklynFor many people in our area and around the country, late NYPD Det. Lou Alvarez has become a face of the fight for increased aid for New York City first responders suffering from 9/11-related illnesses.
9/11-Related Illnesses Continue To Plague Firefighters, Police, EMTs And Other RescuersIn the tragedy, 343 firefighters died while responding to the attacks in 2001. Years since, thousands of first responders died from cancers caused by toxic fumes.
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.
House Passes Bill To Extend 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Until 2090; Bill Heads To SenateLast month, first responders and comedian Jon Stewart called on Congress to extend the fund.
Name Changed For Bill To Extend 9/11 Victims' Compensation FundA name change has been made for the bill that would extend the 9/11 Victims' Compensation Fund in order to honor three heroes.
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.
Wake Held For 9/11 First Responder Lou AlvarezThe retired NYPD detective spent months digging through rubble during the rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero.
NYPD First Responder Fighting To Save Victims' Compensation Fund Dies Of 9/11-Related CancerDermot F. Shea, NYPD chief of detectives, tweeted Saturday morning that Det. Lou Alvarez had died.
9/11 First Responders Meet With Sen. Mitch McConnell, Push For Victims' Compensation FundMitch McConnell met with the retired police officers and firefighters weeks after comedian Jon Stewart and many ailing emergency workers criticized lawmakers for not acting faster to approve the funding.
First Responder Who Stood With Jon Stewart To Fight For 9/11 Victims Fund Enters Hospice CareLou Alvarez, one of the retired NYPD officers who just sat in an emotional congressional hearing with Jon Stewart, announced he has entered hospice care due to the incurable nature of his cancer.
'Why Is This So Damn Hard?!': Jon Stewart Shames Congress Over 9/11 Victims FundingComedian Jon Stewart scolded Congress Tuesday for failing to ensure that a victims' compensation fund set up after the 9/11 attacks never runs out of money.