Monthly Archives: July 2013

Sons of FDNY firefighters who were killed by 9/11 illness losing chance to serve

Sons of NYFD first responders — James Tancredi (from left), Scott Barocas, John Sullivan, Michael Sullivan, Robert Sullivan, Lawrence Sullivan Jr. and James Sullivan — have slipped in the line to become firefighters because their fallen fathers died of 9/11 illnesses, which are not considered deaths 'in the line of duty.' David Wexler for New York Daily News

By Ginger Adams Otis New York Daily News They dreamed of following in the firefighter footsteps of their fathers who died of 9/11-related illnesses. But then government bureaucrats declared their dads’ deaths weren’t heroic enough to be fully considered “in the line of duty.” At least 13 men who banked on a longstanding FDNY policy […]

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Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO residents urged to sign up for 9/11 health program

Sections of Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO are included in a government program for people who get sick as a result of the 9/11 terror attacks. Map: CDC

By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle People who lived, worked or attended school in much of Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO during the September 11, 2001 terror attacks may be surprised to learn they have are eligible for a government program that will monitor their health and provide benefits should they become sick from the attack. […]

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9/11 survivor creates Tails of Courage

Kristan Exner is photographed with a dog at the kennel. Photo: Carol Kaliff

By Dirk Perrefort CT Media Group DANBURY — Tails of Courage, a national dog rescue organization founded out of the ashes of the World Trade Center attacks, has found a permanent home in Danbury. Brookfield’s Kristan Exner, a 9/11 survivor, local immigration attorney and founder of the group, said she has signed a lease on […]

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