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New 9/11 Time-Lapse Documentary Debuts at Sundance

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Though it may not have won the big documentary award at Sundance, Jim Whitaker's "Rebirth" is likely to be of special note to New Yorkers: it's a new documentary about 9/11 and Ground Zero.

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Obama Signs Zadroga Act into Law

Sunday, January 02, 2011

President Barack Obama has taken a break from his Hawaiian vacation Sunday to sign into law the James Zadroga 9/11 Healthcare and Compensation Act. Congress passed the bill just before going on recess, 10 days ago.


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Congress Approves 9/11 Health Bill

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Congress has approved the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, paving the way for health care and compensation for New Yorkers who have been sickened by the dust from World Trade Center attacks.

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Local Officials Urge Senate to Vote Again on 9/11 Health

Monday, December 20, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the region's Congressional delegation are making a last-minute push to pass a new version of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

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Zadroga 9/11 Bill Gets New GOP Support

Friday, December 17, 2010

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he will schedule a vote on the James Zadroga 9/11 Health Bill before Christmas. Two other major items have been scheduled for Saturday -- the immigration bill called the "DREAM" Act and the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell -- making the Zadroga Bill one of the main items for lawmakers to cover next week, along with the START arms treaty.

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Zadroga Bill Poised for Crucial Senate Vote

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The U.S. Senate has postponed a vote on the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Bill until Thursday. It was originally expected to take place on Wednesday.

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9/11 Health Bill Boosters Use Art to Help Make Their Case

Monday, November 29, 2010

This week, supporters of the landmark Federal 9/11 Health and Compensation Act brought the badges belonging to the 29 NYPD officers who have died from health issues related to their exposure to Ground Zero contamination to the nation's capital. Along with the badges, the bill's backers are displaying paintings that depict the challenging Ground Zero Recovery effort that went on for months.

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9/11 Rescue and Recovery Workers Settle with City

Friday, November 19, 2010

More than 10,000 rescue and recovery workers who filed a lawsuit against New York City have given their approval to a multi-million dollar legal settlement with the city, clearing the way for cash payouts to begin.

The Ground Zero workers sued the city because of health problems linked to the rescue of victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks and the clean-up of the rubble at the World Trade Center.

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Deutsche Bank Saga Nears End

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Steady progress is being made on the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site. But the demolition of the former Deutsche Bank building, damaged on September 11, 2001, has been plagued by delays, scores of injuries, fatalities and even criminal indictments. Now, with hundreds of millions of dollars spent on its demolition, the removal of the building is near.

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Local Officials Seeking Senate Support for 9/11 Health Bill

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg and congressional officials from New York and New Jersey are fanned out across Capitol Hill Tuesday to build support for the James Zadroga 9/11 Health Care Bill. 

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Bloomberg Hits the Hill for 9/11 Health Funds

Monday, November 15, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg lobbied a handful of Republican senators on Capitol Hill Tuesday in support of the 9/11 health care bill. Supporters say it's now-or-never to pass the bill, because the Democrats will lose a substantial number of seats in both houses of Congress come January.

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Demolition Progressing at Former Deutsche Bank Site

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Workmen now have the former Deutsche Bank building, badly damaged on 9/11, down to just four stories. But despite the progress, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation has told Lower Manhattan's Community Board 1 that problems with a crane at the site mean that the LMDC would not be finished with clearing the site until sometime early next year.

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9/11 Memorial Pools Get Test Run

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The north pool of the 9/11 Memorial got its first test on Tuesday. The taps were turned on, creating cascading waterfalls over the 30-foot high granite walls. The pools are called "Reflecting Absence" and are the work of Michael Arad.

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Judge Gives 9/11 Workers Until Nov. 16 to Join Multi-Million Dollar Settlement

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

September 11 first responders and recovery workers made sick by their work at the World Trade Center site have another week to decide whether they want to join a legal settlement.

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Judge Extends Deadline for 9/11 Workers to Join Settlement

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

September 11 first responders and recovery workers made sick by their work at the World Trade Center site have another week to decide whether they want to join a legal settlement.

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9/11 Settlement Close to Target, But Still Counting

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

It could be days before there's an accurate count of those opting into the 9/11 health settlement. Lawyers say they're close, but they need 95 percent of some 10,000 plaintiffs to opt in for the proposed settlement to hold. The deadline was Monday night at midnight.

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Bloomberg Doubts If Gehry's WTC Hall Will Ever Get Built

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg says he’s not sure the city will be able to raise enough private money to construct the performing arts center at Ground Zero. The performing arts center is one of the final pieces of Daniel Libeskind’s master plan for the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site.

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Admission Fee for September 11 Museum?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Twenty bucks to get into the Met, MoMA -- and the September 11 Museum at the World Trade Center?

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The World Trade Center Rises: View From the Top and a Trip to the Sandwich Shop

Monday, October 18, 2010

WNYC began visiting the World Trade Center site in April 2010 and continues to document the construction of One World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial, the transportation hub and the people working on the site.

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Port Authority Tentatively Agrees to 9/11 Settlement

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Port Authority, the owner of the World Trade Center property, has tentatively agreed to pay $47.5 million to settle lawsuits by more than 9,000 people exposed to toxic dust during the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

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