She was a miracle worker to dozens of lower Manhattan residents who fled their homes without their pets after the 9/11 attacks. But now Diane DiGiacomo, who rescued countless cats and dogs from apartments in the shadow of Ground Zero, is in need of a miracle herself.
Follow the latest updates in the wave of Paris terror attacks: The official death toll is at least 129 people, with 352 injured. *ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Nov. 13 coordinated assault that spanned six locations and involved at least seven terror suspects.
A vigil honoring the victims of the attacks in Paris, and the first responders who came to their aid, will be staged Monday afternoon at the 9/11 memorial site in New York.
The American writer David Sedaris was living in Paris with his partner Hugh Hamrick when four airliners were hijacked over the eastern U.S. on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
The outpouring began almost immediately as the French capital was overwhelmed by terror and confusion. The attacks gripped the world late Friday night and into the early hours of Saturday.
Members of the New York Congressional Delegation are continuing their push for a full reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
Jan Scruggs knew as a young Army infantryman returning from Vietnam that his fellow veterans and his entire country needed a place to go to heal.
Workers are putting the final touches on the 9/11 Memorial in Cos Cob, a job that stretched into a longer-than expected process. Nearly 500 people came to the dedication of the monument paying tribute to the 33 victims of the terrorist attacks from Greenwich on the anniversary date.
Twenty-four local leaders from around the country, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, have created a bipartisan coalition in support of reauthorizing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act as a permanent measure. On Nov. 9, the coalition sent a letter to new U.S.
A Brooklyn-born New York City Police Department lieutenant who worked at Ground Zero for four months died after a 16-month battle with lung cancer she contracted while working at the 9/11 site. Marci Simms of Kensington 'succumbed to her illness' on Thursday at her home on Long Island.
Theresa Giammona spoke to her husband, Vincent Giammona, twice on the morning of September 11, 2001. The first was a call to plan the day. It was Vinny’s 40th birthday.
Brendon Stackpole is following in the footsteps of his father Timothy, a firefighter who nearly died battling a house fire. One day after he returned to the job, September 11th happened, and Tim was one of the victims. Now his son steps into his boots.
Scott Resnik, president and chief of Bellmore-Merrick Emergency Medical Services, remembers the taste of the dust. “There was a metallic component,” he said. “There was a starchy component.” The dust, he said, was inescapable. “It was always there,” said the 42-year-old father of three.
A Sept. 11 first responder from Dongan Hills who is battling stage 4 liver cancer received a warm welcome home Tuesday night after undergoing extensive surgery.
Dozens of people protested at the World Trade Center site over proposed health and compensation cuts for 9/11 first responders. They say a new congressional proposal to extend the Zadroga Act for another five years does not provide adequate funding for health care.
A new Republican proposal to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act is receiving criticism from victim advocates. Virginia Congressman and Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte introduced a modified version of the plan to the House earlier this week.
US Sen Kirsten Gillibrand says that the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act, a bill to permanently extend and fully fund the 9/11 health and compensation programs, has garnered 61 Senate cosponsors, including 15 Republicans – a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate –
Eleven people who worked in rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks have died in the six weeks since the most recent anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Another Ground Zero worker, Roy McLaughlin, died Sept.
Dennis Frederick is going to court to prove that a dog has saved his life.
Brian K. Ahr, 49, a former West Brighton resident, retired FDNY firefighter, master carpenter and steadfast family man, died Thursday at his home in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Mr. Ahr was a first responder at Ground Zero on Sept.