9/11 fund hearing in Hudson



By Karen Zautyk

Sheila Birnbaum, special master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, will hold a town hall forum in Jersey City this Thursday evening, July 28, to address the concerns of potential claimants and the general public.
The program is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Jersey City City Hall, 280 Grove St.
In a statement announcing a series of forums – others scheduled are in Queens and on Long Island – Birnbaum noted that her goal is for the fund “to be fair, transparent, and easy to navigate.” At the town halls, she is to discuss the proposed rules covering compensation and take questions from the public.
“I look forward to speaking with you at these events,” she stated, “so that I can  hear your thoughts, answer as many questions as I can, and make the best decisions possible to refine the regulations and administer the program.”

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