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Renewal House honors Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York during annual dinner

  Renewal House held its annual dinner recently at the Gran View Restaurant honoring Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York for its role in providing free civil legal services to victims in St. Lawrence County and for Creating Hope … Read More …

This nurse worked more than 30 years at the same hospital. Then the pension plan went bust.

Imagine that you’ve worked decades for the same company, choosing not to take another job for higher pay because your employer offers an increasingly rare benefit — a pension plan.   Juanita Aikens-English, 64, doesn’t have to imagine. She started … Read More …

LASNNY Receives Funding from the Community Foundation to Help Children with Special Needs

The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY) was honored to be awarded the Community Foundation of the Greater Capital Region Impact Grant in support of our Children’s Law Project.   The Children’s Law Project (CLP) provides legal advice … Read More …

Landlords from Schenectady, elsewhere in state, fret over strengthened tenants rights

Evictions are disruptive, Romaker said, and can create a ripple effect with ramifications throughout society, especially when children are involved. (Robert Romaker, Managing attorney, LASNNY)   “It has a devastating impact on families,” he said.   He welcomed the strengthened safeguards … Read More …

‘Why Is There Nothing Left?’ Pension Funds Failing At Catholic Hospitals

  For 24 years, Karen Bradley worked as a nurse at St. Clare’s Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y. The pay wasn’t great, she says, but it was a good hospital, the place where her father once worked as a pharmacist. Bradley … Read More …

LASNNY Celebrates the 15th Anniversary of the Annual Justice For All Campaign

Over 100 people gathered at the Fort Orange Club in Albany to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York’s (LASNNY) Annual Justice For All campaign. The anniversary was marked by the installation of a … Read More …

2019 JFA Kickoff Party

Please Join Us   2019 Campaign Co-Chairs: E. Stewart Jones, Jr. – E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy and David Cost – Barclay Damon, LLP   2019 Justice For All Annual Campaign Kickoff Thursday, September 19, 2019 Fort Orange Club, Albany … Read More …

NYT: Faith in a ‘Hidden Paycheck’ That Could Vanish for Good

  Retirement should be carefree for Ralph and Rosemarie Bryden in their 500-square-foot bungalow in rural Rhode Island. They garden and bowl, but financial worries loom.   The Brydens feel angst since learning both of the pensions they’ve lived on … Read More …

Former St. Clare’s Workers Sue Diocese of Albany Over Failed Pension

Former St. Clare’s Hospital workers have turned their anger over the loss of their pension benefits toward the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, which purchased the land where the hospital was built in the 1940s.   With help from the … Read More …

Attorney General Faults St. Clare’s Pension Management

The state Attorney General’s Office is backing efforts to remove the trustees of the troubled St. Clare’s Hospital pension fund, which has reduced or eliminated benefits to more than 1,100 former employees of the defunct Schenectady hospital.   In court … Read More …