OMBUDSMAN ALERT: AUTO HEADLIGHTS MUST LEAVE THE DARK AGES: PART II

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: AUTO HEADLIGHTS MUST LEAVE THE DARK AGES: PART II

BY DR. LOUIS ALPERT Ombudsman More than two years ago, on June 23, 2017, OMBUDSMAN ALERT published PART I of this article on auto headlights, establishing the claim of safety experts that “poor illumination is responsible for the increasing number of highway deaths especially among pedestrians.” That article further stated that “In Europe as well […]

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: State eliminates $4.7M in funding for veterans mental health program, including $185K for BRIDGES in Rockland County, putting services for returning veterans at risk

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: State eliminates $4.7M in funding for veterans mental health program, including $185K for BRIDGES in Rockland County, putting services for returning veterans at risk

BY DR. LOUIS ALPERT Ombudsman In Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2019 state budget, $4.7 million in funding designated for the Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Program has been cut statewide. The program has been effective improving the lives of many troubled returning US war veterans, many of whom were considered at risk of mental […]

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: MIT’s Discovery is Good News for Joints, May Reverse or Slow Down Cartilage Breakdown In Patients Afflicted With Osteoarthritis

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: MIT’s Discovery is Good News for Joints, May Reverse or Slow Down Cartilage Breakdown In Patients Afflicted With Osteoarthritis

BY LOUIS ALPERT Ombudsman As an MIT alumnus who began his teaching career at the institute nearly 60 years ago, I have been privileged to quote Editor Jason Pontin directly from the “MIT Technology Review” and “MIT News” in several of my columns over the last two years. I will now quote the most current article […]

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: Mixed Reviews for Legalized Weed

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: Mixed Reviews for Legalized Weed

BY DR. LOUIS ALPERT Just last week (on February 28) this column praised Cuomo’s action in including the “REAR SEAT-BELT LAW in his proposed 2019 budget. This action will certainly improve passenger safety on New York’s highways! However, the recent news concerning governor Cuomo’s interest in legalizing recreational Marijuana will be a huge step back […]

OMBUDSMAN ALERT

OMBUDSMAN ALERT

Ombudsman’s Teamwork With Ralph Nader And Our State Reps Helped To Place Rear Seat Belt Law Into Cuomo’s Budget Exactly one year ago(on March 1, 2018) the title of this column read “Ralph Nader Gives Nod to Rockland County Times Ombudsman Alert Column.” That column was a “thank you” letter from Ralph Nader to the […]