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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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14 Years Later, Here’s What We Know about 9/11 and Cancer

The link has become increasingly clear—just as victim funding is set to expire. Aria Bendix City Lab In late August, a New Jersey woman named Marcy Borders became one of the 8 million individuals worldwide to die from cancer each year. Borders was best known for standing among the rubble after the World Trade Center collapsed on […]

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