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NYPD Deputy Chief Steven Bonano dead after blood-disease battle

Natasha Velez and Beckie Strum, NY Post The heroic NYPD deputy chief who helped lead rescue efforts at Ground Zero after 9/11 died Friday, a week before his wedding, from a rare blood cancer. Bronx-born Steven Bonano, 53, who was awarded 69 medals over a 30-year NYPD career, died at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center after a […]

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Hundreds of Trees to be Planted at Flight 93 Memorial

Alison Smith Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch  Hundreds of large trees will soon line a walkway in Somerset County, honoring the fallen heroes of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed into an empty field on September 11, 2001. “This planting at Flight 93 provides an opportunity to engage the public in the hopeful act of planting a tree […]

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Message from Special Master Sheila Birnbaum VCF (Zadroga)

Today, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) issued updated program statistics (available here). As of Jan. 2, 2015, the VCF has found 9,677 claimants eligible for compensation and has made 3,128 compensation determinations (approximately 67 percent of the compensation claims that have been submitted with appropriate supporting documentation). The total value of those compensation […]

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