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    Staten Island Honors Veteran and 9/11 First Responder

    By Michael Barasch

    Hundreds of community members gathered recently on Deserre Avenue in Staten Island for its renaming as Leif Eikeseth Way, in honor of an Army veteran, transit worker, and 9/11 first responder who passed away of cancer after his exposure to Ground Zero toxins. Leif Eikeseth, a 36-year veteran of the New York City Transit, was […]

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  • Staten Island Residents Fear 9/11 Debris at Fresh Kills Is Causing Cancer

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    Staten Island Residents Fear 9/11 Debris at Fresh Kills Is Causing Cancer

    By Michael Barasch

    The mountains of garbage at the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island were, in the late 1990s, forecast to one day become New York’s tallest landmark, surpassing even the World Trade Center towers. Little did anyone know that the last loads of debris buried at the site would be toxic rubble from those very same […]

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  • 9/11 Injuries

    Ground Zero Firefighter Memorialized with Staten Island Street Sign

    By Michael Barasch

    Attorney Mike Barasch was one of hundreds of friends and supporters who turned out for the street naming in honor of FDNY Captain John Graziano on June 4th. “I feel so lucky to have known John and to be welcomed into in his vast circle of incredible friends. I have never known someone so universally […]

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