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  • Nassau County Renames Park in Honor of 9/11 Hero Det. Luis Alvarez

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    Nassau County Renames Park in Honor of 9/11 Hero Luis Alvarez

    By Michael Barasch

    A Nassau County park has been dedicated to Luis Alvarez, the cancer-stricken NYPD detective who in the months before his 2019 death became the face of the movement to secure permanent health and death benefits for thousands of 9/11 first responders. The former Terrell Avenue Park in Oceanside, located less than half a mile from […]

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    Remembering our Vets and First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    On this Veterans Day, once again, we honor the men and women who have served our wonderful country. As the son of a proud WWII Army veteran, my father Marvin and my uncle Norman taught me how important it is to recognize and thank those who protect our nation and whose sacrifices and service make […]

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  • Family Benefits Now Available When 9/11 Responders Die of COVID-19

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    Family Benefits Now Available When 9/11 Responders Die of COVID-19

    By Michael Barasch

    Thanks to a directive issued just before the anniversary of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, if a first responder has a 9/11-related illness and dies of COVID-19, his or her family will be able to obtain benefits from the federal Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). This new VCF directive is welcome news for […]

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    Watch our Webinars

    By Michael Barasch

    Barasch & McGarry has been attending and hosting many webinars. We have seen enormous success in reaching as many people as possible to spread the word about the World Trade Center Health Program and Victim Compensation Fund. We have found webinars to be a fantastic tool to continue speaking with the 9/11 community despite the […]

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    Celebrating National First Responders Day

    By Michael Barasch

    Today is National First Responders Day. While we consider every day a special day to appreciate our first responders, today is especially important. This day recognizes the heroic men and women who protect, defend and care for our community every single day. We are honored to represent thousands of first responders, including firefighters, police, paramedics, […]

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  • Were You There?

    If you were in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or in the 8 months that followed, you may be eligible for compensation through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Call us at 888-351-9421 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

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    Honoring the Fifteenth Anniversary of Detective James Zadroga’s Passing

    By escapehatch

    This January marks the fifteenth anniversary of the death of NYPD Detective James Zadroga, a 9/11 hero and a Barasch & McGarry client. Zadroga tragically died of respiratory and digestive disease. But his death and autopsy were the evidence Congress needed to  demonstrate the deadly health consequences of exposure to Ground Zero toxins. Zadroga’s death […]

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