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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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In some small town somewhere in this country a family is planning a trip to Lower Manhattan for the week of Sept. 11. They are coming to New York City to pay their respects and to honor the victims who lost their lives and the heroes who gave theirs in the wake of the worst […]

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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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Three thousand flags displaying the names of all of those that died on 9/11 will be installed in Battery Park the week before September 11th. Rows of banners attached to the flags, known as the “Flags of Honor,” will contain the names of the victims. The flags will line the park on the lawns that […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Celebrating America’s rich ethnic diversity is a critical part of the 9/11 healing process, according to Charlotte’s Place, which has come up with its own unique way to commemorate the 10th anniversary of September 11. The Trinity Church community center, located at 109 Greenwich St., is collecting pieces of cloth for […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS | Forty-seven-year-old Ken George, a 9/11 first responder, is too sick to work due to his exposure to Ground Zero toxins.   George was forced to retire in 2006, a year after having a heart attack that doctors believe was precipitated by steroids and other medication he was taking for his respiratory […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS | J&R Music & Computer World is vying for an ambitious reward for the company’s neighborhood-friendly efforts during its 40-year existence Downtown. The electronics store, situated along Park Row between Ann and Beekman Sts., is requesting that part of the thoroughfare be named “J&R row” to pay tribute to its 40th anniversary […]

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  BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Sheila Birnbaum, a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, talks about her objectives as the newly appointed administrator of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, and how her previous experience mediating wrongful death and personal injury law suits of nearly 100 families and 9/11 victims makes her equipped for […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  A group of 9/11 families are protesting the National September 11 Memorial and Museum’s plan to preserve the remains of their loved ones 70 feet below the World Trade Center site. The Memorial and Museum, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office and the City Medical Examiner’s office, plans to place the […]

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BY Aline Reynolds | The community directly affected by 9/11 rejoiced when the James Zadroga Act was signed into law in early January. But the exact provisions of the bill are still far from being ironed out. Activating the health portion of the bill will largely be in the hands of Dr. John Howard, who […]

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