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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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Winner of Queens Round of the Daily News 5 Alarm Cookoff Serves a Good Cause

By Frank Green New York Daily News The new king of Queens can not only cook — he’s generous with his winnings, too. Jing Kong beat the field of firefighters and paramedics at the borough’s round of the Daily News 5 Alarm Cookoff, held Saturday in Long Island City. Kong competed as a lieutenant in the […]

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Dozen cops who died from 9/11-related illnesses have names added to the NYPD Memorial Wall 

 Two-year-old twins, Max and Owen Cioffi, are held up near their father's name Lt. Steven Cioffi. Susan Watts/New York Daily News

By Barry Paddock New York Daily News The names of a dozen cops who succumbed to 9/11-related illnesses — including two who died several years ago — were added Friday to the NYPD Memorial Wall in Battery Park City. “It was bittersweet,” said Delores Weiner, 57, a retired NYPD detective whose brother, Detective Thomas Weiner died […]

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