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Bill would help ex-NYPD, now LI, police sick from September 11

A proposed new bill would provide line-of-duty sick leave benefits to those former NYPD officers who worked the rescue and recovery efforts after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and are sick from their work but who have transferred to other police departments writes Michael Gormley in Newsday. The bill would help several hundred police officers. Tom […]

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Former Con Ed worker claims 9/11-related illness caused wrongful termination, suit alleges

Peter Wolfinger, 45, a former Con Edison mechanic who worked in Lower Manhattan beginning September 12, 2001, has filed suit against the power company after he was fired for taking sick days, reports Andrew Keshner of the New York Daily News. Wolfinger’s suit alleges that his now-chronic bronchitis stems from his work downtown.He also suffered a heart attack […]

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Ray Pfeifer, beloved FDNY firefighter and Zadroga Act crusader, loses battle to cancer at 59 

Ray Pfeifer, a well-loved FDNY firefighter who fought for benefits for his fellow World Trade Center recovery workers from a wheelchair while battling stage-4 cancer has died of his illnesses at the age of 59, report Thomas Tracy and James Fanelli of the New York Daily News. Pfeifer spent, in his own words, “27 years, 220 days […]

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