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Ronald Cohen, 47, dies of brain cancer; helped lead post-9/11 rescue and recovery efforts

Ronald Cohen Staten Island Advance Anthony DePrimo

Staten Island Advance Ronald Cohen of Eltingville, a deputy commissioner and senior advisor in the Office of the Mayor who was appreciated and honored for his community service as much as his public service, died Tuesday of brain cancer that he contracted while helping to lead rescue and recovery efforts following the September 11 attacks. […]

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9/11 survivor ‘Dust Lady’ faces a new demon: stomach cancer

Marcy Borders, the woman known as the "Dust Lady" from the iconic photo snapped of her, covered in dust, shortly after she escaped from the Twin Towers, wears the wig she received from the Mo' Hair Foundation, after losing her hair from chemotherapy for stomach cancer. Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal

By Jonathan Lin The Jersey Journal September 11. Depression. Alcohol. Drugs. And now stomach cancer. That’s the latest challenge facing Marcy Borders, the woman known by most as the “Dust Lady” from the iconic photo taken of her, distraught and covered in dust, shortly after she escaped from the Twin Towers. After her traumatic experience, […]

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Ground Zero Workers’ Law Firm Overbilled Legal Partner: Suit

worker at the World Trade Center recovery operation

By Melissa Klein and Susan Edelman New York Post In a greedy grab for blood money, a law firm representing sick and dying Ground Zero workers overbilled its legal partner by $36 million in expenses, newly released court papers allege. The shocking charges call into question the estimated $50 million in additional legal expenses billed to […]

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