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    Barasch & McGarry Recognizes Professor Yvonne Phang of BMCC on International Women’s Day

    By Michael Barasch

    As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, Barasch & McGarry recognizes an extraordinary woman with whom we have collaborated extensively to support the 9/11 community: Professor Yvonne Phang of Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). Professor Yvonne Phang, who teaches Accounting, has worked to focus attention on the nearly 400,000 members of the 9/11 community […]

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  • What Documents Can Students Use as Proof of Presence?

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    What Documents Can Students Use as Proof of Presence?

    By Lila Nordstrom

    Former students who attended school near the WTC clean-up have a lot of options when it comes to proof of presence documentation. Not only were many residing downtown during the 2001-2002 school year, but the WTC Health Program and VCF both accept official school documents that are fairly easy to get. One thing to keep […]

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  • Which Schools are in the WTC Disaster Zone?

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    Which Schools are in the WTC Disaster Zone?

    By Lila Nordstrom

    Thousands of children breathed in toxic dust and fumes in lower Manhattan after 9/11. Many of them did so from the supposedly safe confines of their classrooms. Often parents, staff, and administrators learned that they’d been lied to about the safety of the air only after the damage was done. Like people that lived and […]

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    Former BMCC Student Discusses her 9/11 Related Cancer and Helps Spread the Word to Other Students

    By Michael Barasch

    Tamika Johnson was a student at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on 9/11 and returned to school full time in October 2001. She joined us on Q104.3 to discuss her experience with cancer, the World Trade Center Health Program, and the Victim Compensation Fund. Listen below:

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  • WTC Health Program & 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Information

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    WTC Health Program & 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Information

    By Michael Barasch

    WHAT THE 9/11 COMMUNITY NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE LAW On December 18, 2015, Congress reauthorized and extended both the health program and compensation fund available to the 9/11 community. Downtown residents, office workers, students and teachers are all eligible if they were exposed on 9/11 or during parts of the 8 months that followed. […]

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  • Deadline Alert

    The deadline to register all VCF claims has been extended to July 2021 no matter when someone became sick or passed away. You must act quickly to register during this one-time window.

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