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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. Man Charged With DWI, 60 Tickets Issued During Westchester Speed Detail

    Man Charged With DWI, 60 Tickets Issued During Westchester Speed Detail

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - State Police troopers doled out 60 tickets and charged a motorist with driving while intoxicated on Thursday during a speed enforcement detail on the Sprain Brook Parkway.Between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., state police conducted the detail in Yonkers, which led to the issuance of 60 tickets and an alleged DWI and weapons arrest.After being stopped for failing to wear ...

  2. Groundbreaking Held For New Hotel Coming To New Rochelle

    Groundbreaking Held For New Hotel Coming To New Rochelle

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - As “the most ambitious downtown redevelopment in New Rochelle history” continues, officials broke ground on a new boutique hotel that should be open for business as soon as next year.Officials broke ground on the V Hotel on Friday morning at 43 Church St., as construction begins on the eight-story boutique hotel that is part of Choice Hotels’ “Ascend ...

  3. Westchester Company To Pay $125K In Damages, Penalties After Settlement

    Westchester Company To Pay $125K In Damages, Penalties After Settlement

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Westchester County property management company and co-op building has agreed in federal court to pay more than $100,000 in damages following a complaint of discrimination on the basis of disability.Joon Kim, the acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced on Friday that West-Ex Associates and 505 Central Avenue Corp. have ...

  4. Know This Colorful Bird? Cockatiel Found In Mamaroneck

    Know This Colorful Bird? Cockatiel Found In Mamaroneck

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A cockatiel that got loose was tracked down in Mamaroneck and several Good Samaritans are hoping to reunite the bird with its family.A cockatiel was found on Walton Avenue in Mamaroneck. It has a gray and white body with a yellow and red head. Its hind feathers are also yellow. The bird has since been brought to the Humane Society of Westchester in New ...

  5. Police Release Info On Skeletal Remains Found Outside Yonkers Building

    Police Release Info On Skeletal Remains Found Outside Yonkers Building

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Additional information has been released regarding the skeletal remains that were discovered outside a Yonkers apartment building more than a month ago.The landlord of a Bruce Avenue apartment building discovered the human remains in early June, prompting a police investigation into the incident in early June. Police Sgt. Dean Politopoulos said on Friday that ...

  6. New Rochelle Downtown Redevelopment Featured In Daily News Op-Ed

    New Rochelle Downtown Redevelopment Featured In Daily News Op-Ed

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson and the master developers undergoing “the most ambitious redevelopment in city history” were featured in an op-ed in the New York Daily News.The Daily News posted an article written by Bramson and RXR Realty executive Seth Pinsky on Thursday, highlighting New Rochelle’s redevelopment. The piece goes in depth discussing how “suburbs ...

  7. Infant Found Inside Hot Car With Two Overdosed Women In Hudson Valley

    Infant Found Inside Hot Car With Two Overdosed Women In Hudson Valley

    This story has been updated.Two Dutchess County women were arrested by state police after allegedly nearly overdosing on heroin in their car with a 1-year-old in the backseat.New York State Police Troopers from Poughkeepsie were dispatched to the Garden Apartments on Route 44 in Pleasant Valley on Wednesday afternoon, following reports of two women who were unresponsive inside the ...

  8. Fire Breaks Out In Mount Vernon Building

    Fire Breaks Out In Mount Vernon Building

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Smoke could be seen billowing through the air after a fire broke out in a Mount Vernon home on Thursday.Fire crews were dispatched to the intersection of Nuber Avenue and East 5th Street at approximately 1 p.m. on Thursday, following reports of a fire in a three and a half story home. Smoke was visible from the street coming from the upper floors.The fire was ...

  9. Local Organization Offers Center For College And Careers In New Rochelle

    Local Organization Offers Center For College And Careers In New Rochelle

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The Guidance Center of Westchester is looking for eligible participants for their new Center for College and Careers program, which will help teens in New Rochelle and Mount Vernon.The Guidance Center is looking for college and career coaches who will develop strong relationships with members of the community between 16 and 21-years-old. Those coaches will ...

  10. Foundation Poured, Progress Made At Site Of 28-Story New Rochelle High Rise

    Foundation Poured, Progress Made At Site Of 28-Story New Rochelle High Rise

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - The master developers tasked with reimagining downtown New Rochelle continue to make speedy progress at the 28-story Main Street project that will serve as the cornerstone of the redevelopment of the business district.New Rochelle officials and developers from RXR Realty broke ground on the site at 587 Main St. late last year, and over the weekend, contracting crews ...

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