Category Archives: 9/11 Community

Bronx Battalion Chief Thomas Van Doran, who died of 9/11-related illness, honored during plaque dedication ceremony

News 12, The Bronx THE BRONX – A firefighter from the Bronx who died of a 9/11-related illness was honored during a plaque dedication ceremony at 1226 Seneca Ave. earlier today [August 7, 2014]. Retired Battalion Chief Thomas Van Doran developed cancer after responding to Ground Zero. The ceremony today brought Van Doran’s family, friends […]

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Death of Donald Atlas, 9/11 family member

Donald Atlas, 2002 Family photo 

Staten Island Advance¬† Native Staten Islander Donald Atlas, 82, of Slate Hill, N.Y., a retired NYPD officer and a U.S. Army veteran who enjoyed raising standardbred horses, died Wednesday in Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, N.Y. Born in West Brighton, he attended Curtis High School. He later moved to Stapleton and lived there until 1987, […]

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IRS Prodded to Publicize Tax Breaks for 9/11 Victims

By Michael Cohn Accounting Today The Internal Revenue Service is being pressed to provide more awareness of tax breaks for victims and survivors of terrorist attacks such as 9/11, including first responders. In the months following 9/11, Congress passed a law known as the Victims of Terrorism Tax Relief Act of 2001. Among other provisions, […]

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