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Gov. announces $9M in state aid for 9/11 workers who suffered health problems

New York state will provide $9,000,000 to assist with medical expenses and lost wages of volunteers who developed illnesses from working at the site of the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Glenn Blain reported in the New York Daily News that Governor Cuomo made this announcement on May 3, 2016. It is not […]

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From horror to hope: Memoir chronicles young girl’s recovery from 9/11 trauma

Yannic Rack in the Downtown Express writes about downtown student and resident Helaina Hovitz, who was 12 when she witnessed the World Trade Center burning during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. She was at IS 89 on Warren Street and tried to get home  to Southbridge Towers. Hovitz suffered from PTSD and alcoholism after the […]

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Catching a flight? Budget hours, not minutes, for security

Airport security lines are getting longer. By summer, wait times could reach new highs, writes Jad Mouawad in the New York Times. The increase in wait times is due to an increase in passengers, new procedures for checkpoint security, a shortage of TSA screeners, and less funding. New screeners are being trained, but will probably not […]

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