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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. Community Rallies Around 9-Month-Old Daughter Of Westchester Native, 47

    Community Rallies Around 9-Month-Old Daughter Of Westchester Native, 47

    A GoFundMe fundraising campaign has been created for the daughter of a Fairfield County businessman who hails from the Hudson Valley who suddenly passed away last week.Edward “Ted” K. Dell’Abate, a native of Pound Ridge and founder of Phaedrus Technologies in Manhattan, died on Feb. 12 after a brief battle with cancer. He most recently worked at Bridgewater Associates in Westport, ...

  2. Shake Shack To Open New Westchester Location

    Shake Shack To Open New Westchester Location

    Shake Shack is opening a second Westchester County location as soon as the end of the year.The Greenburgh Town Board and Planning Board approved plans for a new restaurant and commercial building at the Dalewood Shopping Center II in Hartsdale, which will include a sidewalk connecting Central Park Avenue to the main driveway of the shopping center.Currently, the only Westchester Shake ...

  3. U.S. Inspector General Launching Investigation Into Greenburgh Mail Service

    U.S. Inspector General Launching Investigation Into Greenburgh Mail Service

    The Office of the Inspector General of the United States Postal Service is launching an investigation into the occasionally spotty mail service that has been plaguing Greenburgh residents in recent weeks.Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner announced on Thursday that after inquiring to U.S. Postal Service officials regarding the lack of delivery recently, he received an email from ...

  4. Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Was Real Estate Developer

    Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Was Real Estate Developer

    The 55-year-old man struck and killed by a train near the Fairfield Metro-North station was a well-known real estate developer who previously had troubles with the law.MTA Police were called to the station after Fairfield resident Alfred Lenoci, Jr. was fatally struck by the train at approximately 5:15 a.m. on Wednesday morning, a Metro-North spokesperson said. The subsequent ...

  5. New Threat Made To Hudson Valley School District Is Third In Two Days

    New Threat Made To Hudson Valley School District Is Third In Two Days

    A Snapchat post forced officials with the Dover Union Free School District to cancel classes a day after a bomb threat forced the evacuation of four schools.Police began receiving calls shortly after 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday night regarding the post, which stated “…I heard they are suppose to shoot up both dover and new milford high school tomorrow at 12,” prompting an investigation with ...

  6. Police: Burglary Suspect Entered Westchester Home After Breaking In Garage

    Police: Burglary Suspect Entered Westchester Home After Breaking In Garage

    Police in Scarsdale are investigating the latest village burglary, that saw a suspect make off with a “large amount of jewelry" after forcing entry through the garage.Officers from the Scarsdale Police Department were dispatched to a Tisdale Road home at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 17, where there was a report from a homeowner of a burglary in the place.Upon arrival, officers ...

  7. Westchester Community Rallies Around 6-Year-Old With Rare Genetic Mutation

    Westchester Community Rallies Around 6-Year-Old With Rare Genetic Mutation

    A Westchester community is rallying around a 6-year-old girl from Westchester suffering from one of the rarest genetic diseases around the globe.A New Rochelle family has launched the Yellow Brick Road Project - named in the spirit of “The Wizard of Oz,” and the friends Dorothy makes along her journey - in an effort to raise awareness and eventually cure HNRNPH2 mutations, which have ...

  8. Mystery Surrounds Legal Fees For Westchester Man, Ex-Cuomo Aide

    Mystery Surrounds Legal Fees For Westchester Man, Ex-Cuomo Aide

    Questions continue to be raised at the corruption trial of Westchester resident and former top Gov. Andrew Cuomo aide Joseph Percoco, which has been ongoing in federal court for weeks.Following the arrest of lobbyist Todd Howe - the prosecution’s key witness - a rally outside the courthouse protesting the Orange County CPV power plant and salacious testimony from several witnesses, ...

  9. Second Teen Charged In Fatal Stabbing Of New Rochelle HS Student

    Second Teen Charged In Fatal Stabbing Of New Rochelle HS Student

    A second teenager has been arrested in connection to the fatal stabbing of a New Rochelle High School junior last month.Officers in New Rochelle arrested a 15-year-old suspect - whose name is being withheld due to his age - who has been charged with hindering prosecution and tampering with physical evidence both felonies, New Rochelle Police Capt. Robert Gazzola said. The charges stem ...

  10. Former New Rochelle Schools Secretary Busted For Allegedly Stealing $35,000

    Former New Rochelle Schools Secretary Busted For Allegedly Stealing $35,000

    Following the sentencing of a former New Rochelle schools director and contractor who were embroiled in a corruption scheme, a former secretary at the district is in hot water with the law after allegedly stealing more than $35,000 over a five-year scam.Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced this week that Elmsford resident Marisol Martell, 37, who worked ...

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