Timothy Cardinal Dolan blesses FDNY’s fallen 343 heroes at St. Patrick’s Cathedral 9/11 service
September 10, 2016

An emotional memorial service for the FDNY’s fallen 343 filled the pews of St. Patrick’s Cathedral... with Timothy Cardinal Dolan giving the opening blessing.

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Zadroga 9/11 Health Legislation Included in Must-Pass Spending Bill
December 16, 2015

World Trade Center Health Program will be renewed until 2090 under legislation to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

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9-Year-Old Delivers Powerful Message Without Saying a Word
December 7, 2015

Jack McNamara, a fourth grader, held a sign that read “Don’t let other dads die!!! I miss my Dad, FDNY Firefighter John F. McNamara,” words that were surrounded by hearts, American flags and a call for a fully funded renewal of the Zadroga Act, legislation that provides health benefits for first responders who grew ill after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

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9 year-old, Lawmakers Rally for 9/11 1st Responder Benefits
December 6, 2015

Jack McNamara, a fourth grader, held a sign that read "Don't let other dads die!!! I miss my Dad, FDNY Firefighter John F. McNamara," words that were surrounded by hearts, American flags and a call for a fully funded renewal of the Zadroga Act, legislation that provides health benefits for first responders who grew ill after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

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Bill de Blasio, Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand push Congress to Renew 9/11 Zadroga Act
December 6, 2015

New York's political elite rallied with over one hundred 9/11 first responders in the shadow of the World Trade Center Sunday to push Congress to renew the Zadroga Act before the winter recess.

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http://www.amny.com/news/bill-de-blasio-charles-schumer-kirsten-gillibrand-push-congress-to-renew-9-11-zadroga-act-1.11199485

The Long Shadow of 9/11
September 2015

Ongoing health conditions, ranging from cancer to pulmonary diseases, caused by working at Ground Zero cast a shadow on celebrations of FDNY’s 150th Year.

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Sons of FDNY firefighters who were killed by 9/11 illness losing chance to serve
July 31, 2013

They dreamed of following in the firefighter footsteps of their fathers who died of 9/11-related illnesses. But then government bureaucrats declared their dads’ deaths weren’t heroic enough to be fully considered “in the line of duty.”

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9/11 Responders: Long Island’s Heroes Are Sick And Dying
September 9, 2010

As Long Island's heroes wait for the Zadroga Bill to pass, firefighters, police and other responders are suffering.

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http://www.longislandpress.com/2010/09/09/911-responders-long-islands-heroes-are-sick-and-dying/

9/11 Settlement Letters Bring Moment of Reckoning
August 10, 2010

“I couldn’t look my son in the eye and say, ‘This is what your dad’s life is worth.’ ” JENNIFER McNAMARA, who was told she would receive about $76,000 in connection with the cancer-related death last year of her husband, John, a firefighter.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/10/nyregion/10letters.html?scp=2&sq=August%2010,%202010%20A16&st=cse

9/11 settlement in jeopardy as plaintiffs refuse to sign, saying they are 'not taken care of at all'
SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2010

Growing discontent among 9/11 heroes who sued the city over exposure to toxic air at Ground Zero could scuttle a landmark settlement offer.

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http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/9-11-settlement-jeopardy-plaintiffs-refuse-sign-care-article-1.205259

Firefighter John McNamara's widowed wife calls $76,000 for a life 'appalling'
SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2010

The value of firefighter John McNamara's vanished life is $76,000 under the proposed 9/11 legal settlement. For his widow, that adds up to "appalling."

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http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/firefighter-john-mcnamara-widowed-wife-calls-76-000-a-life-appalling-article-1.185410

Wife of late 9/11 firefighter John McNamara 'heartbroken' over Obama's lack of support for plan
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2010

Jennifer McNamara wants to honor her late husband's dying wish and give the city firefighter's badge to President Obama. Only, she's no longer sure she should.

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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/wife-late-9-11-firefighter-john-mcnamara-heartbroken-obama-lack-support-plan-article-1.175141

One year after Sept. 11 responders' plea for help, White House responds with thank you card
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2009

A group of Sept. 11 responders finally got an answer from the White House to their plea for help: a thank you card - a year later.

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http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/year-sept-11-responders-plea-white-house-responds-card-article-1.402868

In 9/11's Wake, Anguish and Anger
September 10, 2009

The last time Vincent Forras saw fellow firefighter and 9/11 responder John McNamara alive, he barely recognized him. n"Johnny Mac," as he was known to friends, was stricken with colon cancer and the disease had ravaged his body. Though just over 40, the once-strapping FDNY veteran looked two decades older. The fireman's muscular frame had been sapped by the effects of chemotherapy and multiple operations.

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Sad farewell for hero firefighter who endured 9/11 and aided New Orleans
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2009

Fireman John McNamara, who toiled in the toxic rubble of Ground Zero and the flooded streets of hurricaneravaged New Orleans before cancer took his life, got a hero's funeral Friday.

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http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/sad-farewell-hero-firefighter-endured-9-11-aided-orleans-article-1.396080

Funeral held for Sept. 11 first responder, firefighter
August 14, 2009

In death, John McNamara of Blue Point may be known as the New York City firefighter who fought for health benefits for colleagues who claim they were exposed to toxins at Ground Zero.

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FDNY widow pushes Congress to pass 9/11 health bill
Updated August 12, 2009 11:22 PM

The widow of a New York firefighter, who recently died of cancer he believed was caused from exposures to toxins at Ground Zero, urged Congress Wednesday to bring a 9/11 health bill to a vote.

"The federal government should be taking care of these people," said Jennifer McNamara, whose husband, John, died Sunday. "Even on his deathbed, he made us promise that we would make sure that other...

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http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/fdny-widow-pushes-congress-to-pass-9-11-health-bill-1.1366210

Ground Zero first responder John McNamara, also aided Hurricane Katrina victims, dies of cancer
MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009

An FDNY veteran who worked tirelessly at Ground Zero and pushed for better health benefits for first responders died Sunday after a battle with cancer. John McNamara, 44, spent 10 years with the FDNY.

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http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/ground-zero-responder-john-mcnamara-aided-hurricane-katrina-victims-dies-cancer-article-1.395361