June 29, 2019 - 9:16 am
NEW YORK ( WCBS 880 ) -- Retired NYPD Detective Lou Alvarez has died of 9/11-related cancer at age 53. Alvarez became the face of the battle for a renewed 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund when he testified with comedian Jon Stewart at an emotional Congressional hearing earlier this month. In the final...
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Mitch McConnell
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June 25, 2019 - 5:46 pm
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday agreed to call a Senate vote to renew and make permanent the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, according to a group of first responders who met with the Kentucky Republican.
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World Trade Center Memorial On The 25th Anniversary Of The 1993 Truck Bombing
Tom Kaminski
June 20, 2019 - 7:09 am
As the Senate dithers on whether to further help sickened 9/11 responders, new medical research finds more potential problems for those who went to the World Trade Center.
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Ray Downey
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June 15, 2019 - 11:51 am
The first Father’s Day after 9/11 left a void in the lives of thousands of families, so a family on Long Island started a tradition to create some good from their personal loss.
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Jon Stewart
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June 11, 2019 - 3:45 pm
Jon Stewart will join sickened first responders and students to ask Congress to expand the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund which has nearly run dry at a hearing Tuesday.
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9/11 first responders crop
Frank Becerra Jr.The Journal News
June 10, 2019 - 7:43 pm
Authorities have identified the remains of a 9/11 victim found at the World Trade Center.
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Rob Serra
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June 09, 2019 - 3:19 pm
The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is running out of money faster than expected, so lawmakers and first responders rallied at Ground Zero on Sunday as the fight continues to extend it permanently.
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Rep. Max Rose
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May 31, 2019 - 6:15 pm
One of the climbers at the annual charity stair climb at One World Trade Center on Sunday will be Staten Island Congressman Max Rose.
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9/11 Memorial
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May 24, 2019 - 2:16 pm
The state Senate has approved a bill that would require New York's public schools to mark each Sept. 11 as a day of remembrance with a brief moment of silence.
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National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Spencer Platt / Staff
May 22, 2019 - 8:14 am
With the seven billion dollar 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund running dry, advocates are back in Washington Wednesday trying to convince Congress to pony up more money.
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