Category Archives: Health Issues

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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Cancer victims face October 14 deadline to register for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund 

Announcement from VCF.gov NEW YORK- September 11th responders and survivors who were diagnosed with certain cancers prior to October 12, 2012 must register for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund by October 14, 2014 or become ineligible for the program’s benefits. To raise awareness of the crucial deadline, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Jerrold Nadler […]

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Gravesend Corner Named in Memory of FDNY Hero

Members of the Tropea family and firefighters unveil the new street sign with help from politicians. Photo courtesy of Councilmember Mark Treyger’s office

By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle A Gravesend street corner now bears the name of a firefighter who worked on the recovery effort at the World Trade Center in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks and who later contracted cancer. The city officially re-named the corner of Highlawn Avenue and West 11th Street “Firefighter […]

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