TIMELINES 11/2/17

TIMELINES 11/2/17

Terror attacks in NYC At least eight people were killed and 15 injured after a speeding Home Depot pickup truck plowed along a street a few blocks north of the World Trade Center Tuesday afternoon in what officials are calling a terror attack. The NYPD said the rented pickup truck entered the West Street pedestrian/bike path a […]

TIMELINES 10/26/17

TIMELINES 10/26/17

Rockland Farms Rockland County is preparing to conduct a count of local farmland that could potentially be included in a yet-to-be-created Agricultural District. For several years, the Rockland Farm Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to preserving farmland, has advocated for creating such a district. Rockland is one of the few counties in New York without an […]

TIMELINES 10/19/17

TIMELINES 10/19/17

STATE COMPTROLLER SAYS OVER $27 BILLION NEEDED TO FIX LOCAL BRIDGES A report released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli found that 20.7% of bridges in New York are functionally obsolete and 12.8% are structurally deficient. According to Comptroller DiNapoli, the cost to repair all of these bridges is $27.4 billion dollars. The […]

TIMELINES 10/12/17

TIMELINES 10/12/17

CLARKSTOWN PHONY CHECK SCAM HAS POLICE ALERTING RESIDENTS Clarkstown Police are alerting all local residents to be more vigilant and wary of scammers after an 86-year-old man say he was scammed out of close to $20,000 by way of a phony check. According to police, the male victim told police that he received a phone […]

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: Congresspersons support “Used Car Safety Recall Repair Act” and reject removal of deductions for state and local taxes

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: Congresspersons support “Used Car Safety Recall Repair Act” and reject removal of deductions for state and local taxes

BY DR. LOUIS ALPERT Ombudsman Today’s column focuses on just two of the many issues faced by our US Congress, and begins by thanking our local Congresswoman, Nita Lowey, for her co-sponsorship of Congresswoman Janice Schakowsky’s bill, HR3449. The bill embodies Ombudsman Alert’s urgent appeal made in our column back on July 20 and prohibits dealers […]

Worst ever mass shooting in the United States

Worst ever mass shooting in the United States

Cowardly attacker takes aim at concert-goers from 32nd-story Mandalay Bay hotel room Fifty nine people were killed and more than 500 were injured after a gunman opened fire on a large country music concert crowd in Las Vegas, Nevada. The shooter, whom police identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, started shooting at the […]

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