Category Archives: 9/11 Community

State judge denies workers’ compensation claim brought by ASPCA animal rescuer dying from 9/11-related cancer

On November 18, 2015,Rich Schapiro wrote in the New York Daily News about Diane DiGiacomo 52,  who was denied workers’ compensation for her 9/11-related cancer. The presiding judge in her case, Marc Grodsky, says that while there is “no dispute in the medical evidence” that her cancer developed at least in part due to her exposure at […]

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32 dead, 80 hurt in Nigeria blast blamed on Boko Haram

On Tuesday evening, November 17, 2015, at least 32 people were killed and approximately 80 people were wounded in an explosion at a fruit and vegetable market in the Nigerian city of Yola. Melanie Eversley reported in USA Today on November 18, 2015.

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Iraq, Afghanistan vets push for full Zadroga act extension

In a November 17, 2015 article in NY Newsday, Tom Brune tells of Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan joining September 11th rescue and recovery workers in the fight for the permanent extension of the Zadroga Act. After empty “Never Forget” promises, politicians allowed Zadroga to expire months ago.

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