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On the 14th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack against the U.S. in history, many first responders are pleading for the continuation of a program that pays for injuries sustained while responding to the call of duty and the illnesses they developed afterward.
WASHINGTON — Comedian Jon Stewart will help lobby Congress next week to continue a program that monitors thousands of people for health problems related to their work at Ground Zero, the senator leading the lobbying effort said Tuesday.
Jon Stewart and 100 first reponders to the September 11 attacks will call on Congress next week to permantently extend legislaiton that provides healthcare to those with 9/11 related illnesses.
Members of the congressional delegations from New York and New Jersey stood outside the World Trade Center on Thursday and called on Congress to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, the federal legislation that provides benefits to 9/11 victims and first responders.
LOWER MANHATTAN — After Susan Herr managed to escape the 68th floor of Tower 2, as fire and chaos were enveloping the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001 — she thought the toughest day of her life had to be behind her.
“But I was wrong,” Herr said, choking back tears. “The hardest day of my life has been going though chemotherapy and radiation at the same time.”
The father of James Zadroga delivered a stern message Thursday to any Washington politicians unwilling to extend the landmark bill named after his fallen 9/11 first-responder son.
Marcy Borders unintentionally became a lasting image of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. A photographer caught her covered in dust after escaping the north tower. Last week, Borders died of stomach cancer. She and her family believe that the disease was caused by dust and debris that she breathed in while she made her way down from the 81st floor of the building.
By Bill Parry
When Greece’s economy cratered in July, its large expatriate community in Astoria, which has the largest Greek population outside of Athens, held its collective breath. Now nearly two months later as the country awaits its international bailout, the Greek government has begun to relax restrictions on banking transactions.