Category Archives: 9/11 Community

New York state extends deadline for September 11 health claims

The deadline for World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers to file claims for the many illnesses stemming  from their work at the site after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is now September 11, 2018. The opportunity to file ended two years ago, leaving those recently diagnosed with World Trade Center-related illness stranded, writes Michael Virtanen […]

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9/11 firefighter saves Queens neighbor 15 years to the day after attacks

Firefighter Brian Finley, who arrived at the World Trade Center site as the second tower was collapsing and spent months at the site, saved his neighbor’s life exactly 15 years later, reported Stephen Rex Brown, New York Daily News. Finlay had just finished a tour with Ladder Co. 164 when he heard his neighbors screaming and ran to […]

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From Staten Island to a 9/11 Memorial, a bus ride becomes a ritual

Relatives of those killed by terrorists at the World Trade Center have bonded over a bus ride. Where to Turn, a Staten Island-based not-for-profit, buses 9/11 families to the anniversary name-reading ceremony every year. Rick Rojas of the New York Times talks to some of those family members on the bus this year. “In the beginning, I never […]

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