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The Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives Initiative: Part II 

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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.

February 12, 2024 — September 11th Victim Compensation Fund — VCF 2023 Annual Report

This report summarizes the VCF’s 12th year of operation, and focuses on the significant changes, challenges, and achievements of 2023.

February 7, 2024 — ABC 7 NY — New York State Trooper dies from 9/11-related illness after working at WTC site

Trooper Steven A. Tyrrell, 58, was assigned to New York City to aid in the search and recovery efforts.

February 6, 2024 — OncLive — The Importance of Lung Cancer Screening in Individuals Exposed to the World Trade Center Disaster

Our study findings demonstrate that beginning lung cancer screening at the age of 50 years and in those with fewer pack-years likely contributes to improved survival after a lung cancer diagnosis.

January 31, 2024 — Newsday — Funeral for Joseph Zadroga, advocate for health benefits for 9/11 first responders sickened at Ground Zero

Zadroga, 76, of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, was struck and killed earlier this month in a hospital parking lot where he had been visiting his ailing wife.

January 31, 2024 — NJ Spotlight News — Push for new avenue to compensation for NJ 9/11 responders

“We owe it to the heroes of 9/11 to ensure they are duly compensated, no matter how much time has passed since the September 11th attacks,” Sen. Joseph Lagana (D-Bergen) said in a statement.

January 30, 2024 — NBC 6 South Florida — 9/11 first responder who advocates for firefighters’ health diagnosed with cancer

Retired FDNY Chief Richard Alles lives a healthy lifestyle and is an avid runner.

January 30, 2024 — — ‘He was selfless’: Hundreds mourn Joseph Zadroga, advocate for Ground Zero survivors

After his son’s death in 2006, Joe Zadroga essentially put his retirement on hold and became a prime advocate for increased federal health benefits for those suffering from Ground Zero health issues.

January 29, 2024 — Roll Call — Johnson’s plan to expedite tax deal already faces backlash

The possibility of a suspension vote, which would allow leadership to limit floor debate and amendments, angered both blue state Republicans and the right flank of the party.

January 25, 2024 — New Jersey Senate Democrats — Lagana, Scutari Bill Securing Workers’ Comp Benefits for 9/11 Responders Passes Committee

Under the bill, responders would be eligible for benefits, regardless of when the claim is filed, provided that the worker was treated or monitored through the World Trade Center Health Program.

January 25, 2024 — The Citizen — Former NY environmental police officer in Cayuga, Onondaga counties dies of 9/11 illness

David McShane died of cancer linked to his service at ground zero in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001.

January 25, 2024 — — NJ lawmakers move to guarantee health care access for 9/11, Ground Zero survivors

The legislation would provide workers’ compensation benefits to public safety employees who experienced any illness or injury or died as a result of their participation in the Sept. 11, 2001, attack.


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

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