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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. 

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  1. New 'City Yard' Proposal To Open Up Westchester Waterfront

    New 'City Yard' Proposal To Open Up Westchester Waterfront

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - The New Rochelle City Council has unanimously agreed upon a long-term lease agreement for the new Public Works Operation Center.City officials announced on Thursday that they have reached the agreement to construct the new Public Works Operations Center - more commonly referred to as City Yard - in the ground level of the busy Home Depot/Costco complex at Nardozzi ...

  2. Eight Mount Vernon Gang Members Faces Racketeering, Drug, Firearms Charges

    Eight Mount Vernon Gang Members Faces Racketeering, Drug, Firearms Charges

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Several members of a Westchester street gang have been indicted on charges that include racketeering, drug and firearm offenses.Joon Kim, the acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the unsealing of an indictment charging eight members of the “Goonies,” whose base of operation is in Mount Vernon.According to the ...

  3. New Rochelle Pushes For Amazon HQ2

    New Rochelle Pushes For Amazon HQ2

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - An unused, former U.S. Army base in New Rochelle may soon be home to Amazon’s second headquarters if city officials have their way.As cities throughout the country bid for the rights to house Seattle-based Amazon’s second corporate headquarters, New Rochelle has offered up Davids Island, a 78-acre space located 3,000 feet off of New Rochelle’s waterfront, ...

  4. Pedestrian Hospitalized After Being Struck While Crossing Scarsdale Road

    Pedestrian Hospitalized After Being Struck While Crossing Scarsdale Road

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A pedestrian was struck by a car in Scarsdale on Thursday morning, leading to the closure of a prominent roadway in the village.Shortly after 10 a.m. on Thursday, a pedestrian walking on Brewster Road was struck while crossing Fenimore Road, prompting police to shut down the roadway between Brite Avenue and Dobbs Terrace as police conduct an accident ...

  5. CBS Show 'Madam Secretary' Films At Wartburg In Mount Vernon

    CBS Show 'Madam Secretary' Films At Wartburg In Mount Vernon

    Hollywood has come to Westchester, as a senior housing provider served as the backdrop for a popular CBS-TV drama for several weeks.The cast and crew of “Madam Secretary” recently filmed several scenes at various sites at Wartburg’s 34-acre campus in Mount Vernon, including shots that include some of the seniors that call Mount Vernon home.During the two week shooting period, scenes ...

  6. New Rochelle WWII Marine Reinterred At Arlington After Remains Found

    New Rochelle WWII Marine Reinterred At Arlington After Remains Found

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Marine from Westchester who fought in the Pacific during World War II has been reinterred at Arlington National Cemetery after his remains were discovered after several decades.In 2015, the body of Marine Cpl. Walter Critchley of New Rochelle - who was assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division in November 1943 - was discovered at ...

  7. Mount Vernon Held Back Thousands From School District, Report Says

    Mount Vernon Held Back Thousands From School District, Report Says

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - The Mount Vernon School District is reportedly the latest casualty of an ongoing battle of wills between Mayor Richard Thomas and other city officials.The school district missed out on thousands of dollars because a check for more than $4.5 million in school taxes sat on Thomas’ desk while he and Comptroller Maureen Walker continue to go back-and-forth over a ...

  8. Drug Lab Discovery Leads To Evacuation Of Yonkers Apartment Building

    Drug Lab Discovery Leads To Evacuation Of Yonkers Apartment Building

    An apartment building was evacuated on Wednesday when police found a drug manufacturing lab, Yonkers Police said.Members of both the Yonkers Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to a Yonkers Avenue apartment building after being contacted by Con Edison about the equipment and chemicals.The incident and arrest forced the closure of Yonkers Avenue East between Nepperhan Avenue and ...

  9. Westchester County Police Investigating Swastikas Painted On Synagogue

    Westchester County Police Investigating Swastikas Painted On Synagogue

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Police are investigating anti-Semitic graffiti that was spray painted onto a Mount Kisco nursery school that sits adjacent to a popular playground.Staff at the Bet Torah synagogue on Smith Avenue in Mount Kisco reported to Westchester County Police on Sunday that they had found two swastikas spray-painted on the wall of the nursery school.Police said that the ...

  10. Yonkers Avenue Temporarily Closes For Police, Fire Operations

    Yonkers Avenue Temporarily Closes For Police, Fire Operations

    Yonkers Avenue will temporarily be closed in Yonkers on Wednesday afternoon.The Yonkers Police Department has issued an alert to residents regarding a closure on Yonkers Avenue East between Neppherhan Avenue and Oak Street due to police and fire operations in the area.The nature of the operations was not immediately available. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.

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