Families of first responders who died from 9/11-related illnesses would benefit under Missouri bill

A piece of proposed legislation by a Missouri representative could help those residents of the state who have died from World Trade Center-related illness by refunding their families the state tax they paid for the year of their death and the three years before the death.

The proposed bill, HB 1771, the Christopher J. Bosche Memorial Act, was proposed by Missouri State Representative Brenda Shields. It is named for a Missouri doctor who died of site-related illness while serving with Missouri Task Force 1.

According to Rep. Shields, 63 recovery workers from Missouri are sick and three have died, including Bosche, reports Jeff Bernthal of Fox News.

The proposed bill can be read here.

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Long Island WTC Health and Wellness Program is asking its members to register on their Patient Portal

In order to communicate with their members as a coronavirus quarantine is a possibility, Long Island WTC Health and Wellness Program is asking its members to register on their Patient Portal.

Using the Portal, you can schedule appointments onsite or at a distance; get referrals and authorization requests; refill prescriptions; and more

To register, please call 631-855-1200 or click here.

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J. Seward Johnson Jr., Sculptor of the Hyper-Real, Dies at 89

J. Seward Johnson Jr.,who sculpted the beloved statue “Double Check” that survived the 9/11 terrorist attack, has died at 89, reports Neil Genzlinger in the New York Times. “Double Check” depicts a seated man checking a briefcase filled with 1970s-era office supplies.

The photo below is by Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos.

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