Tuesday, April 14, 2015
By Kathryn Tam
Thursday, September 25, 2014
By Megan Malloy
Friday, November 22, 2013
About 55,000 emergency responders and others have applied for financial help from the James Zadroga September 11th Victims Compensation Fund.
But according to a new report, only 112 people have learned whether they will be getting any money to help with their medical treatments.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
The fight over a southern New Jersey train derailment and chemical spill last year is heading to the courtroom.
First-responders are filing a lawsuit Wednesday claiming Conrail was negligent in the aftermath of the derailment and chemical spill. They say Conrail was ordering its workers to get away from the site while telling officials that the cloud of vinyl chloride was "not that toxic" and that an evacuation was not needed.
Thursday, November 08, 2012
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Tuesday, May 01, 2012
A year to the day after a team of Navy SEALs stormed Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan, Mitt Romney was visiting firefighters in New York.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Union officials representing police officers are demanding that the city release data on the cancer rate among police officers who worked at Ground Zero immediately following the September 11 attacks. They argue the data is necessary in order to get cancer added to the list of diseases covered by the federal Zadroga Act.
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
For his bravery on 9/11, first-responder Mohammad Salman Hamdani was cited in the Patriot Act as an example of Muslim-American valor. After the body of the 23-year-old police cadet was found in the wreckage of the north tower, the New York City Police Department declared him a hero and buried him with full honors. But visitors to the September 11th Memorial in lower Manhattan will not find his name among the list of first-responders. Instead, Hamdani's name appears in a section of the memorial for people who only had a lose connection to the tragic events of that day.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Recap from It's a Free Country.
Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, New York Senator (D) Kirsten Gillibrand rounded up news from Washington as the legislative session wraps up, from the payroll tax cuts to unemployment benefits and more.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
Kirk Arsenault, 47, was a top-rate demolisher when he was hired to remove debris at Ground Zero after the September 11, 2001, attacks. Now, he says he takes 27 types of medication to treat a host of ailments — and the release of a report this week that found no link between the terror attacks and cancer could mean he wont be eligible for compensation from the Zadroga Act.
Friday, November 19, 2010
By Ilya Marritz
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.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
The House passed a health-care bill that will benefit first responders sickened at the World Trade Center site on 9/11. The bill passed 268 to 160, with 13 Republicans voting for passage. It now goes to the Senate.