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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. First Amazon Go, Checkout-Free 'Store Of Future,' Opens

    First Amazon Go, Checkout-Free 'Store Of Future,' Opens

    Amazon may be once again changing the way tristate residents -- and American -- get their shopping done.Amazon launched its first Amazon Go store this week, a checkout-free grocery store that opened its flagship store in Seattle on Monday after experimenting with physical retail locations for several years.According to Amazon, the company “created the world’s most advanced shopping ...

  2. New Flu Warnings Issued Amid Nationwide Fatalities

    New Flu Warnings Issued Amid Nationwide Fatalities

    As the death toll continues to rise nationwide, area residents are being urged by health officials to take action against the flu to protect themselves and the people around them.Influenza activity has been rampant throughout the country, with more than 60,000 confirmed cases during the season, according to the CDC. In the first week of the year alone, there were 11,718 confirmed cases ...

  3. Romaine Lettuce Scare Is Over, Centers For Disease Control Says

    Romaine Lettuce Scare Is Over, Centers For Disease Control Says

    The E. coli outbreak that was linked to romaine lettuce in the Hudson Valley appears to be over, according to the Centers for Disease Control.Over the past few months, several people in the United States and Canada have fallen ill from a strain of E. coli bacteria that is believed to have originated from romaine lettuce that has been recently sold.According to the Centers for Disease ...

  4. Nor'easter Approaching Area Reaches 'Bomb Cyclone' Status

    Nor'easter Approaching Area Reaches 'Bomb Cyclone' Status

    While the East Coast gears up for the rapidly approaching Nor'easter that’s expected to pummel the area overnight, locals can also expect to experience another weather phenomenon known as a “bomb cyclone.”The National Weather Service has predicted that the region may see anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of snow, with the storm expected to hit the area beginning around 1 a.m. on Thursday ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Heads Up, Stratford: Grand Central's Big Board Being Replaced

    Heads Up, Stratford: 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. '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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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