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Jan 28, 2024, 5:54:09 AMJan 28
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Below are summaries with URLs to news articles on  the effort to ensure that the World Trade Center Health Program is fully funded.  An archive of past articles year by year can by found on the Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Inc. website here.

Arrangements for Joseph Zadroga Funeral, Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home — Obituary: Joseph Zadroga

After losing his son James, Joe became a fierce advocate to insure that the immediate responders and their families would be recognized, understood and compensated for their patriotic and brave service.

January 22, 2024 — WKBW 7 Buffalo — New York leads nation in law enforcement fatalities, most linked to 9/11 related illnesses

136 federal, state and local law enforcement officers died in the line of duty compared to 224 officers in 2022.

January 22, 2024 — The Broadsheet — Growing Up Under a Cloud: Jan. 29 Deadline for Public Comment on Youth Cohort for World Trade Center Health Program

The program proposes to track the health of people exposed as children to toxic debris from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

January 18, 2024 — NY Daily News — 9/11 victim John Ballantine Niven identified through DNA

He is the 1,650th victim to be positively identified.

January 18, 2024 — Newsday — Petition asks that World Trade Center Health Program cover neuropathy

Anthony Falsetta of West Islip can still recall the cloud of toxic dust engulfing much of lower Manhattan on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, just moments after the fall of the south tower.

January 17, 2024 — New York Times — Joseph Zadroga, Who Championed 9/11 Emergency Workers, Dies at 76

After the death of his son, a police detective, was linked to toxins at the World Trade Center site, he helped win federal benefits for other emergency responders.

January 16, 2024 — Insider NJ — Former NJ Police Chief Mourned Who Stood up and Prevailed on 9/11 WTC Health Issue

Advocates like Joe Zadroga had to overcome tremendous resistance from the City of New York which had supported the false representation that the air around the WTC site was “safe to breathe.”

January 15, 2024 — The Chief-Leader — Joseph Zadroga, who fought for 9/11 survivors’ benefits, dies

Joseph Zadroga was standing alongside his car Saturday afternoon in a hospital parking lot when the driver of an SUV pulling into a space accelerated and struck him.

January 15, 2024 — The Journal of Rheumatology — Systemic sclerosis in individuals with exposure to World Trade Center ground-zero rescue/recovery efforts: A case series

A high frequency of ILD and overlap features were observed among SSc patients with WTC exposure.

January 14, 2024 — New York Post — Grieving father Joseph Zadroga, who helped create 9/11 compensation fund, dies in freak parking lot accident

Joseph Zadroga, 76, of Little Egg Harbor, has been credited with spearheading the Zadroga Act for 9/11 families which helped deliver much-needed funds to the families of first responders.

January 14, 2024 — Newsday — Joseph Zadroga hit, killed by SUV; Son’s death led to 9/11 compensation

Zadroga, 76, had just left his wife’s bedside at a hospital in Galloway Township to get Christmas presents from his 2015 Hyundai Tucson when he was hit in the parking lot by a 2021 Nissan SUV.

January 14, 2024 — NY Daily News — Joseph Zadroga, father of fallen 9/11 first responder, fatally struck in N.J.

Joseph Zadroga, a tireless warrior for Sept. 11 first responders and the father of the first cop whose death was attributed to a Ground Zero-related illness, was fatally struck by an SUV in New Jersey.

January 14, 2024

Statement by Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act on the Passing of Joseph Zadroga

With the passing of Joseph Zadroga, Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act issued the following statement: “Joseph Zadroga was indispensable to the struggle to get 9/11 responders and survivors the help they needed and deserved from Washington.  For years he personally gave voice to his son James and the thousands of fellow […]


Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act Inc.
100 South Swan Street
Albany, NY 12210
United States

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