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Zak Failla

Content Producer zfailla@dailyvoice.com

Equal parts Lois Lane, J. Jonah Jameson and Vicki Vale, Zak! has traveled from coast-to-coast covering small and big town community news in both in print and online for nearly a decade since his graduation from the award-winning Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in 2010.

Before settling into the Hudson Valley, Zak! previously spent time in the New York Daily News newsroom and worked for hyperlocal digital news outlets on Long Island. He wrote sports for The Ithacan and The Ithaca Journal before taking his talents to the Pacific Northwest, where he served as the sports editor at the Shoshone News-Press until heading back east to work with Daily Voice.

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  1. COVID-19: Pastor From Westchester Who Worked For MTA Dies From Virus

    COVID-19: Pastor From Westchester Who Worked For MTA Dies From Virus

    A pastor in Westchester who worked with the MTA has died from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).Scott Elijah, 67 a pastor at Bethany AME Church in Yonkers who has worked with New York City Transit for more than a decade became the third track worker to die from COVID-19, TWU Local 100 Union announced.According to the union, Scott, who joined NYC Transit 15 years ago, worked for the ...

  2. COVID-19: 1,667 New Cases On Long Island, With Overall Total In Both Counties Now 13,135

    COVID-19: 1,667 New Cases On Long Island, With Overall Total In Both Counties Now 13,135

    There were 1,667 new positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) reported on Long Island the last 24 hours.In Nassau County, there were 889 new cases reported, officials said, bringing the total to 7,344. In Suffolk, 768 new cases brought the total to 5,791. That marks 13,135 cases on Long Island since the outbreak.New York’s 66,497 COVID-19 cases remain the most in the nation, ahead ...

  3. COVID-19: 253 New Deaths Reported In New York As Statewide Cases Hit 66,497

    COVID-19: 253 New Deaths Reported In New York As Statewide Cases Hit 66,497

    There has been 253 new novel coronavirus (COVID-19)-related deaths in New York as the number of confirmed cases climbed to 66,497 statewide.At his daily news briefing on Monday, March 30, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that there have now been 1,218 deaths in New York tied to COVID-19, with 9,517 currently hospitalized. Of those hospitalized, 2,325 are in the ICU. Since the ...

  4. COVID-19: NYC To Fine Those Who Violate Social Distancing Requirements Up To $500

    COVID-19: NYC To Fine Those Who Violate Social Distancing Requirements Up To $500

    Those who violate social distancing orders in New York City during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak may face hundreds of dollars worth of fines.New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that as a last resort, those who continue to ignore orders to social distance and remain at least six feet apart from one another will face fines up to $500.Related story - COVID-19: Dad ...

  5. COVID-19: 'The Tsunami Is Coming,' Cuomo Says As State Expects Apex Of Cases In 2-4 Weeks

    COVID-19: 'The Tsunami Is Coming,' Cuomo Says As State Expects Apex Of Cases In 2-4 Weeks

    The worst of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is yet to come, with a “tsunami coming,” in weeks, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during a television appearance on MSNBC.During a guest spot on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, Cuomo got real with hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, warning that New Yorkers should stock up on supplies and get ready for the worst of the outbreak.“My ...

  6. COVID-19: Macy's To Furlough Most Of Its 130,000 Workers

    COVID-19: Macy's To Furlough Most Of Its 130,000 Workers

    Having lost most of its sales amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Macy's says it will furlough most of its workforce of 130,000, which includes its subsidiary retailers Bloomingdale’s and Bluemercury.Macy's made the announcement on Monday, March 30, about two weeks after all its stores closed on Wednesday, March 18 due to the outbreak."While the digital business remains ...

  7. COVID-19: Amazon Workers In NY Plan To Strike Over Safety Concerns

    COVID-19: Amazon Workers In NY Plan To Strike Over Safety Concerns

    As many as 100 Amazon workers are planning to walk out of a fulfillment center in New York to protest over concerns of the company’s safety policies regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19).A employee for a Staten Island warehouse who helped organize the strike reportedly said that those planning on striking are doing so due to concerns after a co-worker was diagnosed with the virus last ...

  8. Woman, Two Men Nabbed For Violent Long Island Robbery

    Woman, Two Men Nabbed For Violent Long Island Robbery

    Three people are facing charges for their roles in a violent armed robbery in which they allegedly stole more than $100,000 in jewelry and attempted to lock a man in his own car on Long Island, police said.Detectives in the Nassau County Police Department announced the arrests of three people for their roles in a robbery that took place at approximately 10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17 in ...

  9. COVID-19: CBS News Producer, Talent Executive Dies After Being Hospitalized

    COVID-19: CBS News Producer, Talent Executive Dies After Being Hospitalized

    A CBS News producer and talent executive died from novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at the age of 54.Maria Mercader, who has worked at CBS for nearly three decades in various positions, died on Sunday, March 29 in a New York City hospital, officials said. She had been in medical leave for an unrelated matter since late February prior to her hospitalization for COVID-19.According to CBS, ...

  10. COVID-19: State's New Hate Crime Hotline Combats Racism

    COVID-19: State's New Hate Crime Hotline Combats Racism

    With reports rising regarding anti-Asian harassment and prejudice amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, New York's attorney general has launched a hotline to report hate crimes.Since the COVID-19 outbreak began in Wuhan, China and rapidly spread throughout the globe, there has been a rise in reports of xenophobia and racism tied to fears of the virus. In response, Attorney ...

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