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NYPD sergeant says he was punished for his 9/11-related illnesses

NYPD Sergeant Cyress Smith is filing a lawsuit against his employers, claiming that the NYPD sent him to a disciplinary unit and withheld overtime from him for attending doctors’ appointments for his World Trade Center-related illness. Sgt. Smith, 52, suffers from World Trade Center cough, asthma and sleep apnea from his work at Fresh Kills […]

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LI veteran Anthony Caruso still feeling the effects of 9/11 applies for 9/11 VCF

Retired Army Reservist Captain and NYPD Lieutenant Anthony Caruso wants everyone who is eligible to apply for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

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9/11 survivors turning to hospice care

Many of those who have died from site-related illnesses have turned to hospice care in their final days. Phil Alvarez, ┬ábrother of retired NYPD Detective Lou Alvarez, who advocated for the reauthorization of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund that now bears his name, talked to Jim Parker of Hospice News about Lou’s last days, and […]

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