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Dissolution of St. Clare’s Corp. delayed for review

  Ex-employees of the defunct St. Clare’s Hospital got a glimpse Tuesday into the legal mechanism through which the last remnants of their former employer are disappearing.   But it was only a glimpse, and it contained none of what they’ve … Read More …

AG gets more time to study St. Clare’s pension collapse

  A state Supreme Court Justice on Tuesday gave the state Attorney General’s Charities Bureau until April 30 to pose its questions over the St. Clare’s pension collapse.   During a hearing at the Schenectady County Courthouse Donna Cole Paul, … Read More …

Still no decision on St. Clare’s Corporation

  There was major developments in a court room Tuesday regarding the St. Clare’s pension controversy that could rob hundreds of crucial money.   If the board members were hoping Tuesday would be the day the corporation was dissolved, they … Read More …

Foreclosure Prevention Project Services on Capitol Pressroom

Ten years on from the Great Recession and the need for foreclosure assistance is still strong. We discussed the need for more resources for foreclosure assistance programs with Geri Pomerantz, Managing Attorney for Foreclosure Prevention at the Legal Aid Society … Read More …

Legal Aid Society offering tax help for free in Albany

  Everybody knows April 15 as “Tax Day”, the date tax returns are due to be filed. Here’s another date to remember: April 9.   That day, the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York will hold its first-ever “Tax Problem … Read More …

Get SNAP in a snap

  The Food Stamp Program was established in the 1930s as a food assistance initiative designed to help families.   In 1974, Congress required every state to offer Food Stamps.   In 2012, the program was renamed the Supplemental Nutrition … Read More …

Legal Aid Society to offer free rides out of Amsterdam office

  The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York has announced a pilot program to offer free Uber rides to need-qualified clients in Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie counties.   LASNNY Executive Director Lillian Moy said the grand opening of the … Read More …

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern N.Y. celebrates the opening of new location

  LASNNY opened its new location at 6 Market St., Amsterdam along with a new free ride pilot program to help provide transportation services to their clients.   “I feel very excited. The space is beautiful. It’s very welcoming and … Read More …

City engineer: Amsterdam’s Church Street reconstruction won’t happen in 2019

  Once seen as a boon to the city, the receipt of two state grants for the same Church Street reconstruction project from legislators of different parties has caused the start of the project to be delayed until at least 2020, … Read More …

Request for Proposals: Anti-Racism/Race Equity Training

The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (“LASSNY”) seeks proposals to assist the organization to provide the LASNNY with anti-racism/race equity training to create a common vocabulary and understanding amongst all staff prior to engaging in priority setting and … Read More …