Leah Chiappino

First responders search for survivors at Ground Zero in New York City on Sept. 14, 2001.
U.S. Air National Guard by Tech. Sgt. Mark C. Olsen

Former New York Governor George Pataki said he remembers every minute being at Ground Zero hours after the September 11 attacks, and now 20 years later he wants first responders with 9/11 related illness to receive the healthcare they need.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
Charles Dharapak / Associated Press

Several members of the New York Congressional delegation have sponsored a bill that would ensure all who became injured or fell ill as a result of the 9/11 attacks receive medical care.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Riverhead officials have proposed a change to town rental code that would require landlords to only rent to tenants who resemble a “traditional family.” Fair housing advocates urged them to reject the proposal at a public hearing this week.

Peter Dejong / AP

The construction and operation of wind turbines offshore will have a “major adverse impact” on the commercial fishing industry. However, the threat of climate change would be worse, according to a federal environmental report released this week on a proposed wind project in waters near eastern Long Island.

Schumer Urges FBI To Prosecute Fake Vaccine Card Users

Aug 17, 2021
Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.
Jacquelyn Martin / AP

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York wants the FBI to crackdown on those purchasing fake COVID-19 vaccination cards. New York City started requiring proof of vaccination to enter gyms and other businesses this week.

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