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Judge denies motion to dismiss lawsuit against St. Clare’s Corporation

Good news for over 1,100 former employees of St. Clare’s Hospital in Schenectady; a judge denied motions to dismiss the lawsuit they filed against the people controlled their pension fund on Wednesday.   Attorneys for St. Clare’s Corporation, tried to get … Read More …

LASNNY Pleads with Governor to Restore the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP)

LASNNY Pleads with Governor to Restore the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP)   Read More …

Vulnerable residents need access to food benefits during pandemic

Each day brings stark news of how the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened hunger in New York State. Seeing as how hunger will remain a challenge throughout the economic downturn, and increased effort needs to continue to enroll people in the … Read More …

Legal Aid Society explains moratoriums on evictions

The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY) is encouraging people facing eviction from financial hardships related to the coronavirus pandemic to call them. They say the rules aren’t straight forward and every situation is different.   In March … Read More …

State contract freeze hits thousands of charities

As New York seeks to recover from the economic turmoil of COVID-19, thousands of nonprofits that receive state funding are facing financial uncertainty, including many serving low-income families.   Facing what state officials contend is a $13.3 billion shortfall in … Read More …

Low-income housing lawyers worry New York’s extended eviction ban leaves out some renters

Evictions can devastate families. They’re costly. Research shows evictions make people poorer. During the pandemic, New York placed a blanket ban on all evictions, but the moratorium ends today. News reports show renters panicked about losing their homes.   Governor Cuomo issued an executive … Read More …

Non-profit Operations Threatened by Late Payments from the State

As New York faces a budget gap due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state has delayed payments to non-profits who contract with the government. Kristin Brown, President and CEO of the Empire Justice Center, talked about the deepening financial straits … Read More …

LASNNY Welcomes Joseph P. Orzechowski, Esq.

LASNNY would like to welcome Joseph P. Orzechowski, Esq. as a Staff Attorney in our Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC).   Joe assists clients with tax debt issues, penalties, notices, examinations, assessments, injured/innocent spouse applications, appeals and Tax Court litigation, … Read More …

Nutritional Outreach and Education Program Scheduled to End in June

Every day brings stark news of how the coronavirus pandemic has worsened hunger in New York State. Because hunger will remain a challenge throughout the economic downturn, and increased effort needs to continue to enroll people in the Supplemental Nutrition … Read More …

LASNNY’s Commitment to Black Lives Matter

We watched for two weeks after George Floyd was murdered…about two months after Breonna Taylor was murdered…four since Ahmaud Arbery was murdered. Almost four years after Philando Castile; eight after Trayvon Martin. Six and a half decades after Emmett Till. … Read More …