Court upholds Alumni Association eviction from USMMA campus

Written by Nick Blenkey

eviction USMMAAAMAY 9, 2013 — The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association & Foundation has lost out in the latest round to fight its eviction from the Academy’s Kings Point, NY, campus. (See earlier story)

After giving the Association and Foundation some initial relief from the demand of Superintendent James Helis that it vacate its Babson Center premises by April 30, the court has now denied its motion for an injunction.

The Association and Foundation says:

“We regret to inform everyone that the court denied our motion for an injunction.

“After the ruling, the Academy demanded that the Alumni Association immediately vacate the grounds. Presumably, the Academy intends to follow through with the representation it made to the court–that it needs ‘the property to adapt it to use as classrooms,’ that they ‘have funding in place,’ which ‘may not be in place if [they] don’t immediately act upon it and get going.’

“The court however, has ordered that the parties have until Friday, May 10th to work out some sort of reasonable time frame to move out.

“We are weighing all options.”

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