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Street Renamed for NYPD Detective, Tommy Merriweather, who Died of Cancer after Working Ground Zero

Greg Cergol Channel 4 NYC  To see a video about the street renaming, please click here. An everyday hero was remembered Friday as lawmakers renamed a Bay Shore street in honor of a fallen NYPD detective. Twenty-year department veteran Tommy Merriweather, 49, died of cancer in 2013, after working at ground zero following 9/11. His […]

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Deputy U.S. marshal dies of 9/11-linked cancer

Jane Lerner Lower Hudson Journal News Zacarias Toro, a deputy U.S. marshal who lived in Nanuet, died of cancer at his home Sunday, nearly 14 years after he was exposed to toxic smoke at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Toro, 50, died just a week after he was awarded the U.S. Marshals […]

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9/11 Law Firm Accused of Price-Gouging Sick Ground Zero Workers

Susan Edelman NY Post A 9/11 law firm tried to take $866,414 in what a judge found “unreasonable” and improper expenses from money meant for sick Ground Zero responders, records show. The alleged fee-gouging by Worby Groner Edelman & Napoli Bern was halted by auditors and Manhattan federal judge Alvin Hellerstein. The firm tried to […]

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