Category Archives: Health Issues

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

Announcement from 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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Retired FDNY Lt. Howard Bischoff laid to rest after dying from September 11th-related illness

Funeral for retired FDNY Lt. Howard (Howie) Bischoff. Photo - Tony Kurdzuk

By Staff Daily News Family and friends filled St. Aloysius Church in Jackson Township, N.J., Saturday to say goodbye to one of New York’s Bravest heroes. Retired FDNY Lt. Howard (Howie) Bischoff was laid to rest. Bischoff, 58, was one of three firefighters to die Monday from cancers related to their efforts trying to recover […]

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