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September 11 Victim Compensation Fund says it has paid out $551M over last year

Associated Press Officials at the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund say it has paid out $551 million over the last year. The fund’s Special Master Sheila Birnbaum released a letter Friday that said the fund had made 2,042 compensation decisions over the 12 months that ended September 30. Birnbaum said the fund in the year […]

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Street Renamed for Police Officer Who Died from 9/11-Related Cancer

Katie Honan, DNAInfo  ELMHURST — A street corner was renamed for a police officer who died several years ago from cancer he contracted while working on rescue efforts after the 9/11 attacks, according to family and police officials. Police Officer Robert Ehmer joined the NYPD in 1985 and spent most of his 20 years with the […]

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Staten Island woman inspired by her mother, who died on September 11, opens a dance studio

Krystal Tabeek, owner of Studio 11, and students.Staten Island Advance/Anthony DePrimo

By Tracey Porpora Staten Island Advance STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Joann Tabeek always encouraged her daughter, Krystal, to follow her dreams. She was especially supportive of her daughter’s interest in dance, which eventually led to the young dancer’s participation in competitive dance for 15 years. But Joann never got to see her teen-age daughter shine on […]

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