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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. New Rochelle Mayor Calls Jewish Community Center Bomb Threats 'Horrifying'

    New Rochelle Mayor Calls Jewish Community Center Bomb Threats 'Horrifying'

    This story has been updated.A pair of bomb threats to Hudson Valley Jewish community centers has sparked outrage among local officials, as a rash of anti-Semitic incidents continues to spread throughout the country.The Jewish Community Center on the Hudson in Tarrytown and the JCC of Mid-Westchester on the New Rochelle - Scarsdale town line were forced to evacuate on Monday after ...

  2. New Rochelle Police Seek Information On Monday's JCC Bomb Threat

    New Rochelle Police Seek Information On Monday's JCC Bomb Threat

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Additional details have been released by police following Monday morning’s bomb threat at the Jewish Community Center of Mid-Westchester that forced an evacuation of students and staff.At approximately 10:54 a.m. on Monday, the JCC of Mid-Westchester received a threat over the phone, telling them there was a bomb in the building Police Capt. Robert Gazzola said. ...

  3. New Rochelle Mayor Calls Jewish Community Center Bomb Threats 'Horrifying'

    New Rochelle Mayor Calls Jewish Community Center Bomb Threats 'Horrifying'

    This story has been updated.A pair of bomb threats to Hudson Valley Jewish community centers has sparked outrage among local officials, as a rash of anti-Semitic incidents continues to spread throughout the country.The Jewish Community Center on the Hudson in Tarrytown and the JCC of Mid-Westchester on the New Rochelle - Scarsdale town line were forced to evacuate on Monday after ...

  4. Students, Staff, Return To Class Safe After Westchester JCC Bomb Threats

    Students, Staff, Return To Class Safe After Westchester JCC Bomb Threats

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Students and staff have returned to class at the JCC of Mid-Westchester after bomb threats forced an evacuation on Monday morning.Shortly after 9 a.m. on Monday, the Jewish Community Center on the Hudson was evacuated in Tarrytown, when a bomb threat was made, Police Lt. John Barbalet said. Hours later, at approximately 11 a.m., the JCC of Mid-Westchester on ...

  5. Rumors Of ICE Enforcement Raid Not True, New Rochelle PD Says

    Rumors Of ICE Enforcement Raid Not True, New Rochelle PD Says

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - The New Rochelle Police Department has issued a statement notifying residents that reported rumors of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid are completely unfounded.According to police, over the weekend, rumors spread regarding reported I.C.E. agents that were arresting numerous New Rochelle residents in the west end of the city. On Monday, the department ...

  6. Pelham Hockey Continues Quest For First NYSPHSAA Championship

    Pelham Hockey Continues Quest For First NYSPHSAA Championship

    It was a four-peat for the Pelham Memorial High School hockey team, who once again hoisted the Section 1 Division II title trophy over their heads over the weekend after a lopsided win over John Jay at the Brewster Sports Arena.In front of a packed house in Putnam County, the Pelicans made it look easy, skating to a 6-1 win over the Indians, marking their fourth consecutive ...

  7. JCC Of Mid-Westchester Forced To Evacuate Following Bomb Threat

    JCC Of Mid-Westchester Forced To Evacuate Following Bomb Threat

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A pair of Hudson Valley Jewish community centers were among several throughout the country that were forced to evacuate on Monday following bomb threats.Shortly after 9 a.m. on Monday, the Jewish Community Center on the Hudson was evacuated in Tarrytown, when a bomb threat was made, Police Lt. John Barbalet said. Hours later, at approximately 11 a.m., the JCC ...

  8. Local Mayor Encourages Taggers To Be 'Productive, Not Destructive'

    Local Mayor Encourages Taggers To Be 'Productive, Not Destructive'

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - In an effort to discourage taggers from defacing custom art installations throughout the city, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas is introducing a program encouraging artists to instead be productive, not destructive.Recently, residents have noticed that public art installations - including the new Wall of Legends at Memorial Field and the Heavy D mural - have been ...

  9. Police Intensify Investigation Into Potential Burglar In Westchester

    Police Intensify Investigation Into Potential Burglar In Westchester

    YONKERS, N.Y. - Police in Yonkers have launched an investigation for a potential burglar who was spotted in a neighborhood backyard earlier this week.At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, police received a report of a suspicious person in a Yonkers backyard, prompting an extensive police search that included multiple resources, Sgt. Dean Politopoulos said.According to police, the ...

  10. Male Stabbed, Female Assaulted Overnight In Yonkers, Police Say

    Male Stabbed, Female Assaulted Overnight In Yonkers, Police Say

    YONKERS, N.Y. - A man was treated at St. Joseph’s Hospital for an apparent stab wound suffered overnight, according to police.At approximately 12:45 a.m. on Friday morning, Yonkers police were dispatched to the hospital, where a 32-year-old male was treated for a stab wound to his abdomen, Sgt. Dean Politopoulos said.According to police, the victim, a Yonkers resident, was walking with ...

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