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Neighborhood Chatter

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NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Helen Matsumoto Officials Push for Domestic Violence Penalty Laws City officials, including Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., are calling for immediate passage of a bill that would increase penalties for repeat domestic violence offenders. The legislation, led by State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal, would provide district attorneys [&hellip
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Zadroga Bill to Cover 50 Types of Cancer

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by Adel Manoukian 50 types of cancer have joined the list of covered conditions for the World Trade Center Health Program linked to the Zadroga Bill that was passed in early 2011. This comes after Dr. John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, reviewed the link between exposure to the [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Cancer Care Added for 9/11 First Responders

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After several heated hours, on Wednesday, March 28, the 15-member World Trade Center Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) decided that the federal government should cover treatment of thyroid cancer, melanoma, cancer of the respiratory and digestive systems, breast cancer, soft tissue sarcomas, eye cancer, oral cavity cancer, ovarian cancer, urinary tract cancer, leukemia, lymphoma [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Pols and Residents Rally for LMCCC

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Lower Manhattan residents and politicians like City Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1 Chair Julie Menin and Community Board 1 Vice-Chair Catherine McVay-Hughes, rallied Monday, April 9, to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg to provide the Lower Manhattan Construction Command (LMCCC) with the staff and resources to fulfill their mission. According [&hellip
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Is 6 the Charm for WTC Arts Center?

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By josh rogers The idea of a cultural building at the World Trade Center has at times been likened to a forgotten orphan, but the idea inched further away from fantasy and closer to reality last week when it unofficially got something its WTC brothers and sisters have always had: an address
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East River Ferry Service Exceeding Expectations

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FINANCIAL DISTRICT East River Ferry Service Exceeding Expectations In mid-December, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, joined by a collection of elected officials, greeted morning ferry commuters to celebrate six months of service on the East River Ferry. Nearly 500,000 paying passengers have taken advantage of this new three-year waterborne transportation pilot program, which lands at [&hellip
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Robert Jackson, author of Highway Under the Hudson

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By Linnea Covington Texas native Robert Jackson spent three and a half years compiling a complete history of a structure far from his home, something 33 million East Coasters pass through every year—the Holland Tunnel. Built in 1927, this daily part of New Yorkers’ lives was at the time the longest and largest vehicular tunnel [&hellip
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CARE FOR 9/11 RESPONDERS

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Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Carolyn Maloney held a rally on Sept. 8 in front of 7 World Trade Center to push the federal government to provide health care for first responders to the Sept. 11 attacks who live outside the New York metropolitan area. The officials protested the federal government’s delay in offering benefits for [&hellip
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