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Union Leaders Plan News Conference After 9/11-Related Illness Kills 3 Retired FDNY Firefighters In 1 Day

CBS 2 – September 25, 2014 NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The Uniformed Fire Officers Association is planning a news conference Thursday after three retired FDNY firefighters died from 9/11-related illnesses. Lt. Howard Bischoff and firefighters Robert Leaver and Daniel Heglund all died Monday. All three worked at ground zero in the aftermath of the World […]

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Three Retired FDNY Members Die of Sept. 11th-Related Cancers within Hours of Each Other

NY Daily News – September 25, 2014 by Thomas Tracy, Bill Hutchinson In a heartbreaking reminder that the Sept. 11 attacks are still claiming lives, three retired FDNY firefighters died on the same day from cancer contracted at Ground Zero. Retired Lt. Howard (Howie) Bischoff and retired firefighters Robert Leaver and Daniel Heglund all died […]

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Concrete Slab Falls on Construction Worker, Killing Him

by Frank Rosario, Kirstan Conley and Daniel Prendergast A construction worker performing excavation at a Manhattan job site was killed Tuesday when a massive slab of concrete from a neighboring building toppled over and crushed him, officials said. The crew was removing the soil beneath the foundation at the site of a future hotel on […]

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Fire Lieutenant Gets Her Shot to Make Changes

Chief Leader – September 23, 2014 by SARAH DORSEY When Tracy Lewis encountered problems during her 17 years as a Firefighter, officers would tell her, “You want to change something? Get promoted.” On Sept. 17, Ms. Lewis did more than just become a Lieutenant—she became the second African-American woman in FDNY history to do so, […]

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Push to Extend the Zadroga Act For Post-9/11 Victims Gets Star Power

Chief Leader – September 23, 2014 by SARAH DORSEY Public-sector unions received the personal treatment Sept. 16 when former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at a downtown Manhattan fundraiser to urge that the Zadroga Act be extended, several times calling local public-sector labor leaders by name. Ms. Clinton was a U.S. Senator representing […]

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