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3,000 transit workers responded on 9/11
3,000 transit workers responded on 9/11

WTC Deadline Approaching for Linked Cancers

October 12, 2014 is the last day to register a claim for a WTC cancer. You can find more information about the Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Act here. This applies to everyone who lived and/or worked south of Canal Street from 9/11/01 through 5/30/02. The most common cancers linked by the National Institutes of Health and the WTCHP are cancers of the lungs, esophagus, kidneys, prostate, lymphoma, leukemia, and thyroid. Get checked out. You may be entitled to compensation for your illness and lost income.

African-American Day Parade A Joyful Day

In what has become a signature event for TWU Local 100, hundreds of members marched through Harlem in the Annual African-American Day Parade. TWU Local 100 President John Samuelsen and his wife, Lisa, joined the other top leadership of the Union and many rank and file members in the march, along with a large contingent of bikers on motorcycles who come out annually to share in the festivities. At the same time, other TWU members were marching in the People's Climate March through midtown Manhattan. "TWU was there in force, to celebrate black heritage. There was plenty of music, plenty of food, and plenty of good times with our brothers and sisters," said Administrative VP Angel Giboyeaux.

Brooklyn D.A. Thompson stands with President Samuelsen at Oct. 29, 2013 rally
Brooklyn D.A. Thompson stands with President Samuelsen at Oct. 29, 2013 rally

Brooklyn District Attorney indicts suspect in slashing of TA Surface Operator

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced that a suspect, Alfredo Perez, has been indicted on multiple charges in the assault on TA Surface Operator John Browne of Gleason Depot.

Perez is accused of attacking Browne the night of September 13. Browne was awaiting mechanical assistance for his B35 bus when Perez allegedly slashed his face with a knife.

From D.A. Thompson's press release:

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson today announced that a 29-year old Bronx man has been indicted on assault and other charges for allegedly slashing the neck of a New York City Transit bus driver earlier this month.

District Attorney Thompson said, “This defendant could have easily killed this innocent and hardworking bus driver who was simply waiting for his bus to be towed after it broke down. We will now vigorously prosecute this and any other violent and senseless attack on any Transit worker in Brooklyn.”

The District Attorney identified the defendant as Alfredo Perez, 29, of 1363 Franklin Avenue in the Bronx. He has been named in a six-count indictment in which he is charged with first-degree assault, first-degree attempted assault, two counts of second-degree assault, third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. The indictment was filed yesterday in Brooklyn Supreme Court. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison. The defendant is presently being held on $15,000 bail, which was set at his Criminal Court arraignment.

NJ Transit: Temporary MNR Passes Will be Accepted on Certain Lines

New Jersey Transit has issued an instruction to its staff honoring the new Metro North commuting passes at some of its stations. The MNR pass will be accepted for transportation on the Main-Bergen/Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Lines, to and/or from any Metro-North Station, for passage through the Secaucus Fare Gates, and for travel between Secaucus and New York. When you use the pass, you must also display your NYCT Photo ID.

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