In The News
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.
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), co-chair of the Congressional Hellenic Caucus and Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Capital Markets and GSEs Subcommittee, was joined by prominent members of the Greek and financial communities to urge the US to take two key steps to boost Greece's economy.
In the years since the towers collapsed, more than 33,000 people have developed illnesses, including respiratory problems and cancer, Gillibrand said.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Retired firefighter Kenny Specht beat cancer but developed long-term problems less than two years ago.
Jon Stewart is less than a week away from retiring from The Daily Show, but he’s already thinking about his next act: crusading this fall in Washington for the Sept. 11 first responders.
A national campaign to pressure FIFA to pay women's soccer teams fairly gained wide attention in its first day, after the international soccer governing body awarded the U.S. women's soccer team, winners of the Women's World Cup, $6 million less than it paid men's teams that lost in the first round of last year's World Cup.
Dozens of New York 9/11 first responders and firefighters boarded buses to Washington, D.C. last week to urge lawmakers to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. Retired NYPD Officer David Howley offered gripping testimony during a congressional hearing on extending the 9/11 World Trade Center Health Program before it expires in late September.