Category Archives: Health Issues

McConnell: Republican leaders to back extension of Zadroga Act

Tom Brune  Newsday  WASHINGTON – Comedian Jon Stewart’s day on Capitol Hill lobbying lawmakers to extend health benefits for 9/11 emergency workers ended Wednesday with hopes, fatigue and continuing frustration. As Stewart, dressed in a dark blue FDNY T-shirt, drew massive media attention as he and first responders visited lawmakers, key Republican leaders said for the […]

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Ex-CUNY official John McKee dies of 9/11-related cancer

Philip Messing New York Post A former top official at the City University of New York died of 9/11-related brain cancer over the weekend — making him the school’s first Ground Zero responder to pass away from illness tied to the attack’s aftermath. John P. McKee, 49, the one-time deputy chief of public safety for […]

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9/11 Firefighter Gerry Walsh Honored with Westbury Street Renaming

Lauren R. Harrison NY Newsday Gerry Walsh had been retired about two months on the day of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Unprompted, the former FDNY firefighter of 20 years rushed from his Westbury home to the World Trade Center and spent months with his “brothers” from Ladder Company 126 of South Jamaica, Queens, sorting through […]

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