BY DR. LOUIS ALPERT Beware of a new tactic used by the scammers when you receive a telephone call warning you that you will be charged a “fee” of $299.99 unless you immediately call a specified 800 number (which will not be repeated here). This new “tactic” obviously designed to scare telephone recipients (especially trusting […]
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 […]
By Dr. Louis Alpert Ombudsman In the last two columns, the Ombudsman Alert called attention to the problems with the 2018 Federal Income Tax Code which unfairly treated taxpayers in high tax states who wanted to itemize their deductions, by limiting the deductions on the state and local tax they paid to no more than […]
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’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 […]
OMBUDSMAN ALERT: TWO NATIONWIDE CONSUMER GROUPS BACK OMBUDSMAN’S EFFORTS TO TIGHTEN THE DWI BLOOD ALCOHOL LIMIT IN NEW YORK STATE FROM .08 TO .05%.
Reacting to last week’s OMBUDSMAN ALERT article entitled “WILL NEW YORK BE THE SECOND STATE IN THE NATION TO TIGHTEN THE DWI BLOOD ALCOHOL LIMIT FROM .08 TO .05%”, both the ‘ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY” and “MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING” issued the following statements for publication in the Rockland County Times: ADVOCATES FOR […]