Monthly Archives: January 2014

Advocates seek greater momentum in rulings by 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Sheila Birnbaum, the 9/11 Victim Compensation fund special master, is credited with simplifying the fund's website. Robert Sabo, New York Daily News

By Joseph Straw New York Daily News ‘Is it enough? Absolutely not.’ The $2.7 billion fund had decided on final award figures for 323 claimants as of last week, a considerable jump from the 112 finalized by November. WASHINGTON – Eligibility and award rulings by the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund have tripled from abysmal figures […]

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Alleged 9/11 conspirator stymies mental-health board

By Carol Rosenberg The Miami Herald A military mental health board has told the 9/11 trial judge that it couldn’t evaluate the competency of an accused September 11 plotter, two defense lawyers said Friday, casting doubt on resumption of hearings next month at Guantanamo. The judge, Army Col. James L. Pohl, froze the pretrial proceedings […]

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Liberty Park, New Downtown Green Space, Coming Next Year

Liberty Park will have seating, trees, plantings and an overlook on the northern side with a direct view of the National September 11 Memorial. Rendering: Port Authority of NY&NJ Photographed byThe Tribeca Trib

By Aline Reynolds Tribeca Trib Liberty Park, a one-acre elevated green space with a dramatic view of the National September 11 Memorial[,] will open early next year. Located just south of the memorial, it will also be the site of the Santiago Calatrava-designed St. Nich­olas Greek Ortho­dox Church, which re­places the modest building de­stroyed on September […]

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