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Zak Failla

Urgent News Reporter zfailla@dailyvoice.com

Zak! worked as a sports editor at the Shoshone News Press in northern Idaho and as a sports writer at the Ithaca Journal before making his way to The Daily Voice. A graduate of Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communication, he is a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Lane, Ramp Closures As Tappan Zee Constructors Prepares Traffic Shift In Westchester, Rockland

    Lane, Ramp Closures As Tappan Zee Constructors Prepares Traffic Shift In Westchester, Rockland

    The old Tappan Zee Bridge may be gone, but traffic problems continue to persist near the new bridge.Tappan Zee Constructors announced that it will be realigning Rockland-bound traffic near the Westchester landing during the overnight hours of Friday, Jan. 18, prompting lane and ramp closures in the area.TZC said that the work will require overnight lane closures on the ...

  2. Former Westchester Community College President Joseph Hankin Dies

    Former Westchester Community College President Joseph Hankin Dies

    Former Westchester Community College President Joseph N. Hankin, who was one of the nation’s longest-serving community college presidents has died at the age of 74.The college announced Thursday, Jan. 17 that Hankin died on Wednesday, Jan. 16. He first took over at the college in 1971 and served 42 years at the helm until his retirement in 2013.Hankin was a significant member of the ...

  3. Fights Still Going On Following Mayor's Unannounced Visit To Mount Vernon HS With Rapper Fatboy

    Fights Still Going On Following Mayor's Unannounced Visit To Mount Vernon HS With Rapper Fatboy

    The fallout from Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas’ unexpected visit to the high school last week continues to reverberate throughout the city and school district as fighting has continued into this week.Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas and rapper Fatboy made an appearance at the high school on Friday, Jan. 11, unbeknownst to the school, Principal Ronald Gonzalez, or Mount Vernon ...

  4. Camp Director In Westchester Charged With Sexual Assault

    Camp Director In Westchester Charged With Sexual Assault

    A camp director in Westchester is facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenager.William O’Neill, a resident of Jackson, New Jersey, was arrested this week for allegedly abusing his teenage victim, who is between the ages of 13 and 16, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer announced. The alleged sexual assaults happened in the summer of 2018 and continued until the ...

  5. Netflix Hiking Prices For 58M US Subscribers

    Netflix Hiking Prices For 58M US Subscribers

    Streaming shows and movies are about to get more expensive for more than 55 million Americans.For the second time in two years, Netflix announced that it will be raising subscription prices in the United States, affecting an estimated 58 million customers.Netflix’s basic standard definition plan is going up from $8 to $9 a month, its standard HD plan is going up from $11 to $13 a month, ...

  6. Trust With Bill Gates Ties Acquires 124 Acres In Westchester

    Trust With Bill Gates Ties Acquires 124 Acres In Westchester

    A trust with a tie to Microsoft magnate Bill Gates was among the most expensive properties traded north of New York City last year, according to a new report.Robert Buote, a trustee of Wellington Trust, purchased a $15.8 million home in North Salem on behalf of Gates last year, marking the second most expensive transaction north of Manhattan in 2018. The deal was closed on Jan. ...

  7. Report: Westchester Mother Charged In Death Of Daughter Sends Holiday Card To Father's Family

    Report: Westchester Mother Charged In Death Of Daughter Sends Holiday Card To Father's Family

    The mother who allegedly killed her 2-year-old daughter and attempted to stab two police officers attempting to offer her aid reportedly sent her child’s family a macabre holiday present.Cynthia Arce, 29, who pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder for the death of her daughter, Gabriella Boyd, sent a holiday card to her daughter’s father and family, according to a lohud report."It's ...

  8. Three Involved In $3M Stolen Credit Card Ring Busted In Westchester

    Three Involved In $3M Stolen Credit Card Ring Busted In Westchester

    Three members of an alleged nationwide multi-million dollar stolen credit card ring were reportedly arrested in Westchester, according to the Westchester County Business Journal.The ring’s alleged leader, Hamilton Eromosele was charged with aggravated identity theft and he and two others, Youssouf “Slim” Traore and Deja Monet were charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, according ...

  9. Delgado, Maloney Among Members Of Congress Donating, Withholding Paychecks During Shutdown

    Delgado, Maloney Among Members Of Congress Donating, Withholding Paychecks During Shutdown

    With the country mired in the longest government shutdown in American history, dozens of members of Congress have vowed to refuse their paychecks or donate their earnings in a show of solidarity with federal employees who have been without pay for weeks.The New York State Department of Labor said that there are approximately 114,000 federal employees in the state, all of whom have been ...

  10. Have You Seen This Man Wanted In Westchester?

    Have You Seen This Man Wanted In Westchester?

    Have you seen him?Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a man wanted in the city on charges that include assault and attempted robbery.The Yonkers Police Department released an alert on Wednesday for Gregory White, 32, who has been described as a 5-foot-8 African American weighing approximately 170 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Investigators ...

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