Category Archives: Health Issues

Family, friends mourn loss of Sgt. Paul Ferrara, of Yaphank, who recovered victims from the World Trade Center disaster

News 12 Long Island MASTIC BEACH – Friends and family paid their last respects today to an NYPD officer who worked at Ground Zero. The family of Sgt. Paul Ferrara, of Yaphank, says he worked for months helping to recover victims from the World Trade Center disaster. They say he contracted stage 4 cancer from […]

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‘They didn’t all die on 9/11’

plaque to NJ FF

By Art Schwartz Hudson Reporter A plaque to a hero went up in the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue Firehouse on 16th Street in Union City on Saturday, Aug. 23. The plaque honors retired Battalion Chief Robert Agostini, who died on Aug. 20, 2013 from conditions sustained while working at ground zero after the terror […]

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Beloved NYPD sergeant suffering from Stage 4 lung cancer succumbs to his illness

By Thomas Tracy New York Daily News An NYPD sergeant suffering from Stage 4 lung cancer family members claim he contracted while working at Ground Zero has died, authorities said Saturday. Sgt. Paul Ferrara, who’s [sic] last posting was the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst, succumbed to his illness on Friday. “Our thoughts & prayers are […]

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