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Cooling aid offered for low-income New Yorkers

ALBANY — Low-income New Yorkers with health issues aggravated by the heat can get help from the state. New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner Darryl Towns says a heat wave is a matter of life and death for people with serious underlying medical issues.

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Northeast neighborhood gets new housing

One of Rochester’s toughest neighborhoods is getting a sprucing up by way of new, low-income houses. El Camino Estates, built with private and public financing, is a group of nine three-bedroom and 16 four-bedroom houses scattered through the northeast neighborhoods of Rochester.

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Pay now or pay later

If people go without legal representation at basic civil proceedings, it will cost society down the road. That was the recurring theme Wednesday at a public hearing addressing the unmet civil legal services needs of low-income New Yorkers, conducted in Rochester by state Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman.

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Civil legal aid needs grow

The number of Americans who qualify for federally funded civil legal assistance programs because of their low income increased by 3 million from 2008 to 2009, according to the Legal Services Corporation.

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