By Christopher Barca Queens Chronicle
Police Officer Robert Ehmer Photo courtesy NYPD
Police Officer Robert Ehmer spent September 11, 2001 running into burning skyscrapers to save people he had never met.
He spent the final three years of his life, from 2007 to 2010, fighting cancer believed to have been caused by his four months working at Ground Zero.
His sister, Annette, thinks first responders such as her brother, should not be left to pay for life-saving medical procedures out of pocket if the two key programs that make up the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act are allowed to expire over the course of the next two years.
“It helps so many of these men and women that are sick,” Ehmer said. “Without this, some of them couldn’t pay for treatments. Some of them can’t afford milk because they’re paying out of their pocket for treatments.”
By Laura Payton CBC News
Industry Minister James Moore vows that the House of Commons will sit at 10 a.m. ET today as usual, despite the shooting that shook Ottawa the day before.
“Our democracy cannot and will not be intimidated by today’s events,” Moore tweeted Wednesday night.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Wednesday night Canada will not be intimidated.
“In fact, this will lead us to strengthen our resolve and redouble our efforts, and those of our national security agencies, to take all necessary steps to identify and counter threats and keep Canada safe here at home,” he said in an address to Canadians.
New York Times
One World Trade Center will welcome its first tenant, the publisher Condé Nast, on Nov. 1, the real estate firm in charge of leasing the building said on Thursday.
The publisher will occupy 1.1 million square feet, about a third of the 104-story skyscraper, which is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
Jordan Barowitz, a spokesman for the Durst Organization, which oversees the construction, leasing and maintenance of the building through a partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, confirmed the move-in date.