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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. Save The Dates: Here Are Gridlock Alert Days For Rest Of Holiday Season

    Save The Dates: Here Are Gridlock Alert Days For Rest Of Holiday Season

    With the holidays nearly here, the New York City Department of Transportation is encouraging area residents to utilize public transportation whenever possible.Each year, the NYC DOT designates Gridlock Alert Days, which mark some of the busiest traffic and travel days on the calendar. As such, the DOT is encouraging residents that are heading to work, shop or otherwise to “consider ...

  2. Save These Dates: Here Are Gridlock Alert Days For Holiday Season

    Save These Dates: Here Are Gridlock Alert Days For Holiday Season

    With the holidays fast approaching, the New York City Department of Transportation is encouraging area residents to utilize public transportation whenever possible.Each year, the NYC DOT designates Gridlock Alert Days, which mark some of the busiest traffic and travel days on the calendar. As such, the DOT is encouraging residents that are heading to work, shop or otherwise to “consider ...

  3. Stamford Woman Busted With BAC More Than Triple Legal Limit In Scarsdale

    Stamford Woman Busted With BAC More Than Triple Legal Limit In Scarsdale

    A 40-year-old woman from Stamford is facing multiple felony charges after she was busted by police in Scarsdale, N.Y., with a blood alcohol content more than triple the legal limit on Monday morning.Officers in Scarsdale were on patrol shortly before 6:30 a.m. when they spotted a Honda Accord swerving across the double yellow line on Weaver Street and into the officers’ lane of traffic, ...

  4. Heads Up, Stamford: Grand Central's Big Board Being Replaced

    Heads Up, Stamford: Grand Central's Big Board Being Replaced

    Grand Central Terminal is set to get a bit of a facelift, courtesy of a multi-million-dollar capital project.The Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved an $8 million proposal to replace the big board at Grand Central Terminal as part of a $124 million capital project intended to improve communication for passengers traveling on Metro-North trains.Additionally, the project calls ...

  5. Metro-North Begins Seasonal Fight Against 'Slippery Leaf Slime'

    Metro-North Begins Seasonal Fight Against 'Slippery Leaf Slime'

    Although the region is a beautiful menagerie of colors as summer turns to fall in Connecticut, the foliage is creating some difficulties for Metro-North — at least when the leaves fall.With leaves scattered across its tracks, Metro-North has dedicated crews that operate work trains that spray water jets to clear tracks of slimy leaf debris. Left on the tracks, the slime could have an ...

  6. 'Ghost Boat' From Long Island Sound Washes Up On Florida Beach, Report Says

    'Ghost Boat' From Long Island Sound Washes Up On Florida Beach, Report Says

    An abandoned "ghost boat" from Westchester has washed ashore in Florida, surprising residents with its sudden appearance.According to a WOFL-TV Fox 35 Orlando report, the boat out of New Rochelle made landfall on a beach in Melbourne Beach on Tuesday as locals quickly whipped out their cell phones to take photos of the mysterious sailboat."New Rochelle, N.Y." appears ...

  7. Metro-North Union Threatens To Strike; 300K Train Riders Could Be Stranded

    Metro-North Union Threatens To Strike; 300K Train Riders Could Be Stranded

    Officials in Metro-North’s largest union may seek to authorize a strike to protest contract disputes — a move that could affect 300,000 train commuters each day.James Fahey, executive director of the Association of Commuter Rail Employees, and the union’s executive board have agreed to ask its members to authorize a strike that would affect commuters across Fairfield County and the ...

  8. Age Released For Man Fatally Struck By Metro-North Train In Port Chester

    Age Released For Man Fatally Struck By Metro-North Train In Port Chester

    A 45-year-old Hispanic man was fatally struck by a train early on Wednesday morning near the Metro-North Train Station, leading to delays for commuters traveling on the New Haven Line.Shortly before 5:30 a.m., an unauthorized person on the tracks was fatally struck by the 5:13 a.m. train from Stamford due to land in Grand Central Terminal at 6:20, a Metro-North spokesperson confirmed. ...

  9. NTSB: Metro-North Knew Of Bend In Track Before Derailment On New Haven Line

    NTSB: Metro-North Knew Of Bend In Track Before Derailment On New Haven Line

    Metro-North officials were aware of a bend in the track before a train derailed last month, injuring more than a dozen people along the New Haven Line, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.The preliminary report on the Metro-North train derailment in Rye, N.Y. — which injured 16 people — indicated that excessive heat may have caused the bend in the track.A commuter ...

  10. Jazz Trade Up To Draft Basketball Star From Greenwich

    Jazz Trade Up To Draft Basketball Star From Greenwich

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- A basketball star born in Greenwich was one of the stars of the show at Thursday night’s NBA Draft.Donovan Mitchell Jr., who grew up in Elmsford, was drafted in the lottery on Thursday, picked by the Utah Jazz 13th overall, who moved up in a big trade to select him.The Jazz traded third-year forward Trey Lyles and the 24th overall pick for the rights to Mitchell, who ...

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