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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  The Delancey Street corridor will soon be less intimidating for pedestrians, according to the city Dept. of Transportation, which in June will implement a new safety plan for the heavily trafficked street. Responding to the latest death of 12-year-old Dashana Santana and a slew of other pedestrian accidents along Delancey Street […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Federally subsidized cancer treatment is still the number one topic of discussion within the 9/11 health community. Thanks to the push of advocates and politicians, it has also become a major talking point of the recently formed World Trade Center Health Program Scientific and Technical Advisoary Committee, which scheduled a teleconference […]

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BY  ALINE REYNOLDS | Lower Manhattan residents and 9/11 family members have been eagerly anticipating the opening of the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum in time for the 11th anniversary of the attacks. However now, next Sept. 11 is no longer a plausible deadline for the museum’s opening, since disagreements surrounding the project’s financing have […]

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[media-credit name=”Downtown Express photo by Terese Loeb Kreuzer ” align=”aligncenter” width=”600″][/media-credit] Pier A in Battery Park City is undergoing a major renovation. BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Community Board 1’s Battery Park City Committee had several items to discuss at its monthly meeting on Dec. 6, but the elephant in the room was the Battery […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  After months of meetings, the NYC Department of Transportation has come up with a concrete plan to manage the influx of tour buses expected to arrive Downtown starting next month for the opening of the National Sept. 11th Memorial. Lower Manhattan is anticipating a notable increase in tour buses once the […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS | Why are there two different geographical parameters within the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act? And, if post-traumatic stress disorder is recognized by the U.S. Army, then why doesn’t the U.S. Department of Justice consider it to be a compensatory illness for 9/11 victims? These were two of the most […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  John Devlin, 50, was a healthy, athletic engineer who never smoked. In 2009, however, after toiling at Ground Zero following 9/11, he developed a disease often associated with a longtime chain smoker: throat cancer. The cause of his cancer, though not yet scientifically proven, seems painfully obvious to Devlin and scores […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS AND TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  For many years, free medical treatment has been available to residents, students and Lower Manhattan workers who were exposed to the Sept. 11, 2001 attack and its aftermath. But the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act that Pres. Barack Obama signed into law in January 2011 […]

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BY JOHN BAYLES  |  Spurred by the outcome of the Deutsche Bank trial that saw the acquittal of three individuals charged in a case involving the deaths of NYC Firefighters Joseph Graffagnino Jr. and Robert Beddia, two groups are hoping the case will not go away. “I think they tried the wrong people. They were […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Downtown community members seem very pleased thus far with the leadership of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Sheila Birnbaum. What they are not pleased with, however, is the catchment area she determined based on satellite photos of the initial dust cloud taken after the attack. The claims territory from the […]

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