Dr. James Melius, advocate for workers’ health, dies at 69

James Melius, a  doctor who advised the sponsors of the Zadroga Act and assisted in the start of the World Trade Center health monitoring program, died on January 1, 2018 of a heart attack. Dr. Melius was 69, reports Richard Sandomir of the New York Times.

Dr. Melius graduated from Brown University and the University of Illinois School of Medicine, and held a doctorate in epidemiology from the University of Illinois School of Public Health.

He also worked with survivors of the Bhopal gas leak.

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FDNY hero Joseph Stach Jr. of Valley Cottage remembered: Editorial

An editorial in the Journal News honors the life of  retired FDNY Lieutenant Joseph Stach, Jr., who died this week of World Trade Center-related pancreatic cancer at the age of 51, leaving his parents, sister, wife, and five children.

Lt. Stach joined the FDNY on October 21, 1990, and worked in Engine 48, Ladder 56 and Ladder 6 and was commended for bravery several times during his career. He spent months at the World Trade Center site in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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A letter from the September 11th Advocates – date set for oral arguments in the Saudi suit

Save the Date …. Attendance Needed

Dear 9/11 Families,

We would like to let you know that the long awaited oral arguments in the Saudi suit will take place in downtown New York City on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 10:00am.  As security is tight and lines may well be long, it is recommended to arrive by 9:15am.

Specific court and address will be provided as soon as it is confirmed.

Your presence at this hearing is important.  Your attendance will be an opportunity to show the courts that the 9/11 Families are still actively united in their attempt to hold accountable all those who participated in the attacks.

September 11th Advocates

Kristen Breitweiser
Monica Gabrielle
Mindy Kleinberg
Lorie Van Auken

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