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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. He is a Long Island native and proud alum of Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communication. When he’s not bemoaning the Atlanta Braves’ playoff woes, you can probably find him on the phone with his mom.

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  1. Mother Of Murdered Yonkers 2-Year-Old Charged With Endangering Child

    Mother Of Murdered Yonkers 2-Year-Old Charged With Endangering Child

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The mother of a 2-year-old boy that was allegedly murdered by his father in Yonkers on Christmas Eve has been indicted for endangering the welfare of a child.On Friday, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scparino, Jr. announced that 22-year-old Yonkers resident Kenya Reed had been indicted on two misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a ...

  2. $3.5M State Grant Clears Way For Greenway Linking Westchester To Manhattan

    $3.5M State Grant Clears Way For Greenway Linking Westchester To Manhattan

    Yonkers has been awarded a near $3.5 million grant from the New York State Department of Transportation to construct a gateway connecting Westchester to Manhattan through a new link in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano announced Friday that the city has been awarded a $3.3 million Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant from the DOT to construct the ...

  3. Court Rules Against Westchester In Federal Affordable Housing Case

    Court Rules Against Westchester In Federal Affordable Housing Case

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A federal appeals panel has found that Westchester County has failed to comply with the fair housing requirement of its 2009 settlement.On Friday, an appeals panel unanimously voted that the county had failed to live up to its requirement to create fair and affordable housing in Westchester and was “engaging in total obstructionism.The latest failed appeal is ...

  4. Electrical Malfunction Causes Discharge At Yonkers Wastewater Plant

    Electrical Malfunction Causes Discharge At Yonkers Wastewater Plant

    YONKERS, N.Y. - A combined sewer overflow discharge in Yonkers was caused by an electrical malfunction, according to the the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.Earlier this week, an unpermitted discharge at the Yonkers Joint Wastewater Treatment Plant on Alexander Street was reported to the DEC, which could have had a potential environmental impact on the Hudson ...

  5. Grant 'Paves The Way' For Quaker Ridge Road Upgrades

    Grant 'Paves The Way' For Quaker Ridge Road Upgrades

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - New Rochelle has received more than $3.5 million to make improvements on Quaker Ridge Road that will allow for increased roadway safety and additional access for cyclists and pedestrians.This week, it was announced that New Rochelle has been named a recipient of a $3,518,638 grant from the New York State for Quaker Ridge Road “Complete Streets” improvements from New ...

  6. Four Injured In Cement Truck Accident On Central Avenue

    Four Injured In Cement Truck Accident On Central Avenue

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Motorists may see delays on Central Avenue after four construction workers were hospitalized in Yonkers after an incident with a cement pumper while working on a bridge surface.Shortly after 12:15 p.m., members of the Yonkers Police Emergency Service Unit and 2nd Precinct were dispatched to Central Park Avenue north, near the Midland Avenue overpass, where ...

  7. Westchester Man Faces Life In Prison For Fatal Park Shooting

    Westchester Man Faces Life In Prison For Fatal Park Shooting

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A Westchester County man is facing life in prison after pleading guilty to fatally shooting a man in Doyle Park when an attempted armed robbery went awry last year.On Thursday, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced that 27-year-old Yonkers resident Robert Daniels has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for his role in a May ...

  8. Rye MS Principal Latest Educator To Warn About Netflix Teen Suicide Series

    Rye MS Principal Latest Educator To Warn About Netflix Teen Suicide Series

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A second Westchester County educator has reached out to parents with a safety message regarding the popular Netflix show, “13 Reasons Why.”Earlier this week, Bedford Central School District Superintendent Christopher Manno sent a letter home to families regarding the show, which is based on a young adult novel of the same name by author Jay Asher that contains ...

  9. Larchmont Dunkin' Donuts Drive-Thru Plan Draws Pro/Con Reaction

    Larchmont Dunkin' Donuts Drive-Thru Plan Draws Pro/Con Reaction

    LARCHMONT, N.Y. - An oft-discussed plan for a drive-thru Dunkin’ Donuts in Larchmont continues to draw both positive and negative reaction in the community.Developers have been eager to construct the coffee shop, complete with a drive-thru, at the site of the old Bank of America building on Palmer Avenue, though it has hit several snags along the way.Citing concerns of traffic, ...

  10. Mayor Thomas: 'Slay Zombie Structures Haunting Mount Vernon'

    Mayor Thomas: 'Slay Zombie Structures Haunting Mount Vernon'

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas has circulated an online petition throughout the city urging the community and City Council to support the demolition of “zombie structures” in local neighborhoods.Since taking office in January last year, Thomas has led a crusade to take down zombie structures that “haunt (Mount Vernon) neighborhoods, bringing down property values ...

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