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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. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Pay It Forward: Westchester Students Raise Thousands For African Children

    Pay It Forward: Westchester Students Raise Thousands For African Children

    A group of Bronxville High School students are paying it forward after spending two weeks in Tanzania, Africa last summer.Last summer, seniors Mimi Buendia, Nan Carpenter, Mac Crawford and Nicholas O’Brien spent weeks at the MainSprings children’s orphanage - once known as the Janada L. Batchelor Foundation for Children (JBFC) - and since returning home, decided to keep helping the ...

  2. Hudson Valley Company, Major Cuomo Donor Under Investigation By Feds

    Hudson Valley Company, Major Cuomo Donor Under Investigation By Feds

    A Hudson Valley healthcare company that received more than $25 million in grants after donating to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s campaign is being investigated by a federal grand jury, according to reports released this week.Orange County-based Crystal Run Healthcare, which received $25.4 million in taxpayer money after doctors and administrators gave more than $400,000 in funds to the ...

  3. This Westchester Locale Ranks Highest For Best Place To Raise A Family

    This Westchester Locale Ranks Highest For Best Place To Raise A Family

    It’s no secret that raising a family in Westchester has enormous benefits, but where is best?Bronxville took the top honors, according to a report released by Niche this week, which ranked the best places to raise a family in New York based on the quality of public schools, safety, affordability and access to family amenities based on collected data.Several Westchester locales made the ...

  4. Ready For Next Level: Irvington HS Athletes Celebrate College Commitments

    Ready For Next Level: Irvington HS Athletes Celebrate College Commitments

    Some of Irvington’s finest athletes are set to take their talents to the next level after announcing their intentions to play ball in college next fall.Flanked by friends, family members, teammates and coaches during a ceremony this week, nine Irvington High School seniors announced their commitments to play sports at colleges across the countryThe nine athletes join fellow seniors Jena ...

  5. With Temps Heating Up, Here's How To Prevent Tick Bites

    With Temps Heating Up, Here's How To Prevent Tick Bites

    With temperatures heating up and summer rapidly approaching, health officials are warning residents to be aware of ticks and the diseases they may carry.According to officials, “ticks can spread disease. Not all ticks can cause disease and not all bites will make you sick, but as these diseases become more common it's important to learn how to prevent a bite, how to remove a tick and ...

  6. Lawsuit: Pet Store Chain With Hudson Valley Locale Illegally Sold Puppies

    Lawsuit: Pet Store Chain With Hudson Valley Locale Illegally Sold Puppies

    A pair of chain pet store owners who operate a location in the Hudson Valley are facing a lawsuit from the New York Attorney General’s Office for alleged improper care of puppies and “widespread fraud and deception.”A lawsuit has been filed by acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood against Bell Pet Company, LLC, and its owners, Theodore and Sheila Bell - who own The Pet Zone store in ...

  7. Police Release Info On Reported Westchester Luring Incident

    Police Release Info On Reported Westchester Luring Incident

    Police in Bedford investigated a recent luring incident involving an elementary school student and a man in a sedan offering some candy.Investigators from the Bedford Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Babbitt Road and Buxton Road, when a “young male operating a tan or silver sedan called out to the (elementary school) student something to the effect of ‘Hey come ...

  8. McDonald's Announces Plans To Hire 9K In New York

    McDonald's Announces Plans To Hire 9K In New York

    Thousands of summer jobs are coming to New York.McDonald’s announced that with summer rapidly approaching, the McDonald’s New York Tri-State Owner-Operators Association is expected to hire approximately 9,000 restaurant employees, namely those looking to pursue their education.According to officials, the company recently announced that it is “allocating $150 million over five years to ...

  9. Woman Charged With Stealing 9K From Westchester Victim's Bank Account

    Woman Charged With Stealing 9K From Westchester Victim's Bank Account

    A months-long state police investigation into thousands of stolen dollars from a Northern Westchester bank account has led to the arrest of a woman who is facing a pair of felony charges.In January, New York State Police began an investigation in Cortlandt, where there was an alleged fraudulent withdrawal of $8,000 from a local resident’s bank account.The investigation led police to ...

  10. Damaged Water Main Will Cause Closure Of Busy Scarsdale Roadway

    Damaged Water Main Will Cause Closure Of Busy Scarsdale Roadway

    A water main damaged during a road resurfacing project in Scarsdale will lead to temporary closures of a busy roadway for several hours as contracting crews complete repair work.Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 21, Fenimore Road will be closed in both directions between Brewster Road and Tompkins Road, until all necessary subsurface work and roadway repairs are completed later in the ...

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