NY State Senate approves 9/11 sickness bill

The New York State Senate has unanimously approved new legislation (Bill S6398A) to assist New York’s law enforcement officers who have developed 9/11-related illnesses reports News 12 Westchester. The vote was 62-0.

The legislation would grant unlimited sick time to police officers who are currently working in county or village police departments. but who formerly worked for New York City and who have World Trade Center-related illnesses. These officers are currently losing insurance and jobs because they are not allowed sufficient sick time to cope with their illnesses.

The governor is said to support the bill.

To read Bill S6398A, please click here.

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Keane Foundation fuels youth programs in memory of local 9/11 victims

The Keane Foundation of Wethersfield has given almost $50.00 in grants to local schools and groups this spring, reports Amanda Morris in the Hartford Courant. The school programs funded by the Keane Foundation will allow local children to study art, cooking, aviation, Spanish, magic, karate, and fashion design.

Richard Keane, the inspiration for the foundation, was a generous, charitable father of five, who was killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on the 99th floor of the World Trade Center’s North Tower

‘”He’d hear someone was in need and jump to it,” Keane said. “I’m just continuing that legacy.”‘

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NY governor pardons 9/11 recovery worker facing deportation

New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo granted clemency to Carlos Cardona who worked in the recovery effort at the World Trade Center after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and who was facing deportation to his native Colombia reports Stefan Becket for CBS News.

The pardon does not guarantee that Mr. Cardona will be allowed to remain in this country, but should help in his quest for legal residency.

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