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Jul 02, 2014, 13:46 ET

AARP Urges Older New Yorkers to Plan Ahead During Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is upon us, and just two years after Sandy, AARP is reminding older New Yorkers, their families and friends to get ready early...

Jun 27, 2014, 08:07 ET

AARP Analysis: Expect New York Electric Rates To Be At Least 10% Higher Than Last Summer

 With a predicted scorching summer on the way in New York, AARP is making another prediction: soaring electric bills to match soaring...

Jun 25, 2014, 10:43 ET

AARP Warns: Projected Summer Scorcher Puts Older New Yorkers at Risk

A looming summer scorcher in New York City could prove fatal for older residents, warns AARP – the last major heat wave to hit the city...

Jun 24, 2014, 14:00 ET

AARP Seeks Leader for Top Volunteer Position in New York State

AARP is seeking a candidate to fill its top volunteer position – State President.  Through education, advocacy, and outreach, the...

Jun 20, 2014, 21:45 ET

Winners & Losers in 2014: AARP Cites Help for Caregivers, Little for Utility Consumers

"We applaud our state legislators for helping more seniors afford life-saving medications, extending protections for homeowners from foreclosure...

Jun 19, 2014, 12:53 ET

AARP to Tour NY This Summer & Fall, ID Successes, Failures of '14 Legislative Session

What did elected officials do to advance AARP priorities and other issues to help New Yorkers 50 and older during the 2014 state legislative...

Jun 19, 2014, 07:22 ET

AARP, legisladores clave: fortalecer derechos para los familiares que no son padres y crían niños

Más de 100,000 niños de Nueva York que son criados por parientes que no son sus padres ni sus abuelos recibirían ayuda crucial para...

Jun 18, 2014, 14:49 ET

Las advertencias de desconexión de servicio de Con Ed a sus clientes alcanzan un récord histórico: más que durante la Gran Recesión

Casi 1 millón de clientes de Consolidated Edison han enfrentado este año la amenaza de que les desconecten el servicio eléctrico en...

Jun 17, 2014, 15:13 ET

AARP, Key Legislators: Strengthen Rights for Non-Parent Relatives Raising Kids

More than 100,000 New York children being raised by non-parent and non-grandparent relatives would get critical help for a solid family foundation...

Jun 17, 2014, 15:03 ET

Con Ed Utility Shutoff Warnings to Customers Hits Record High - More Than in Great Recession

Nearly 1 million Consolidated Edison customers have faced the threat of having their home energy shut off this year while dealing with some of the...

Jun 17, 2014, 10:53 ET

Con Ed Utility Shutoff Warnings to Customers Hits Record High - More Than in Great Recession

Nearly 1 million Consolidated Edison customers have faced the threat of having their home energy shut off this year while dealing with some of the...

Jun 16, 2014, 14:48 ET

AARP: $250M Overcharges to Utility Consumers Shows Need for Watchdog

Statement from Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York State: "The fact that New York's utility consumers may have been overcharged by up...

Jun 12, 2014, 06:00 ET
Total Residential Utility Terminations by Investor-Owned New York Utilities + LIPA (PRNewsFoto/AARP New York State)

Utility Company Shutoffs Soaring Across New York as Residents Struggle with Sky-High Energy Bills

The fallout from the long winter is far from over, as more than 53,000 New Yorkers across the state have seen their utilities shut off because of...

Jun 07, 2014, 08:00 ET

New York State's 50plus Population Living in State of Economic Unrest, AARP Finds

The most powerful voting demographic in New York State is uneasy, living in a state of economic unrest – according to a new statewide survey...

Jun 03, 2014, 13:38 ET

AARP Survey: 79% of NYS's 50+ Voters Want Utility Watchdog; Groups Press Senate

After a harsh winter that sent utility bills soaring, New Yorkers are fed up with paying the highest average residential electric rates in the...

May 29, 2014, 10:05 ET

New AARP Analysis Finds Asian Women Most Targeted Group for Age Discrimination in NYC

 As Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month draws to a close, the issue of discrimination against the group is alive and well in New...

May 20, 2014, 16:40 ET

AARP: NYS Assembly Gives Voice to Utility Consumers; Where's Senate?

 Statement from Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York State, on today's State Assembly passage of A.6239B: "Speaker Silver,...

May 09, 2014, 12:25 ET
Current Natural Gas Inventories are Well Below Normal. (PRNewsFoto/AARP New York State)

AARP Analysis: Polar Vortex Grip on NY Energy Costs to Last into Summer

 New Yorkers expecting to catch a break on their utility bills in warmer weather after an unrelenting winter that saw some heating bills soar...

May 08, 2014, 15:24 ET

Fed-up Long Islanders Protest at LIPA HQ, Demand Voice on Proposed Rate Hikes

 After a brutal winter that saw Long Islanders' utility bills soar, more rate hikes on the horizon coupled with PSEG scoring its lowest-ever...

Mar 29, 2014, 16:12 ET

AARP: Lack of Voice for Utility Consumers in NYS Budget Alarming

Statement by Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York State: "AARP is disappointed and extremely concerned for our 2.6 million members and...

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