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Aliza Chasan is a digital producer at PIX11 News. She’s an award-winning journalist with a background in crime and local politics coverage.

Aliza has been published in The New York Daily News, Inside Edition, DNAinfo, Daily Voice, City Limits, Voices of New York, The Bensonhurst Bean, Sheepshead Bites, Park Slope Stoop and The Jewish Link of New Jersey.

She earned a master’s degree in journalism from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in 2015.

Recent Articles
  • Brooklyn postal worker arrested after 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail found

    DYKER HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — A Brooklyn postal worker was arrested after 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail were found in his car, apartment and home, authorities said. Aleksey Germash, a letter carrier who’s worked for the United States Postal Service for more than 16 years, had undelivered mail from as far back as 2005 in his possession. He told investigators he kept the mail because he was overwhelmed by the amount that he had to deliver each day. Germash said he made sure […]

  • Cops bust man who allegedly punched 5-year-old boy on Brooklyn subway train

    COBBLE HILL, Brooklyn — Police arrested the 25-year-old who allegedly punched and taunted a 5-year-old boy on a Brooklyn train, officials said Thursday. The boy was riding on a southbound G train on a Saturday afternoon in late March when he was attacked, police said. Ramon Thomas allegedly taunted the boy and then got off the train at the Bergen Street station. He was charged with assault. The boy was taken to the hospital and treated for bruising and swelling […]

  • NY sets aside $10M for legal defense of ICE-targeted immigrants

    New York set aside $10 million for the legal defense of immigrants targeted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement just days after ICE announced the arrest of hundreds of people in the state. The Liberty Defense Project will ensure legal rights are being represented, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. It was launched last year, but it needs the additional funds in light of what state officials described as “overly aggressive tactics” from ICE. “ICE’s hyper-aggressive raids on hardworking New Yorkers are immoral […]

  • Brooklyn residents say they don’t want the statue of the doctor who experimented on female slaves

    The statue of a doctor who experimented on enslaved women was removed from Central Park this week, but now it’s in Brooklyn and residents there say they don’t want it either. Some of them have petitioned to keep J. Marion Sims’ statue out of their neighborhood. It’s already there, though – just in storage until it reaches its final destination. Sims’ statue is at The Green-Wood Cemetery, where Sims is buried. Workers there placed it into storage Tuesday until Green-Wood can […]

  • Missing Wyckoff middle school students found safe

    WYCKOFF, NJ — Two students from a Wyckoff middle school have been found after they went missing Wednesday, Wyckoff police. Police announced Thursday morning that Lia Callahan and Daniella Fernino were found safe and turned over to the care of their parents. The two girls were reported missing after they were last seen leaving the Eastern Christian Middle School campus at 3:15 p.m., the school said. Both girls were expected to leave school at that time. The Wyckoff police chief commends the […]

  • Man fatally shot in neck, leg in front of Brooklyn church

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — A 37-year-old man was fatally shot in front of a Brooklyn church Wednesday night, police said. Police found Claudell Gary unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his neck and another to his left leg in front of Mt. Zion Pentecostal Holy Church, officials said. He was rushed to the hospital but did not survive. No arrests have been made. Police did not immediately have information available on the suspect.  

  • Here’s how you can find out if the NYPD thinks you’re a gang member

    New Yorkers wondering if they’re in the NYPD’s gang database have a new tool to find out what police think about them. A new Legal Aid Society website helps people ask police what their status is. It walks people through the process of filing a Freedom of Information Law request with the NYPD. Group supervising attorney Anthony Posada said the site was started because New Yorkers need honesty and transparency. “The NYPD’s gang database is black-box of secrecy in desperate need […]

  • Police arrest man accused of climbing into bed with sleeping girl in Brooklyn home

    BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn — Police arrested the 38-year-old man who allegedly broke into a Brooklyn home and got into bed with a sleeping 14-year-old girl, officials said. The teen was asleep in the Borough Park bedroom she shared with her 10-year-old sister, who was sleeping in another bed, when she woke up to a man next to her, covering her face with his hands, police said. She screamed, waking her younger sister who also screamed. Isaac Hernandez allegedly pulled up his […]

  • Arrest made in stabbing death of retired school teacher killed in Jersey City park

    JERSEY CITY, NJ — Police arrested an individual in connection to the stabbing death of a retired school teacher, officials said Wednesday. Anthony Bello died Sunday after what police described as an altercation in Pershing Field, a popular Jersey City Park. As president of the local little league, Bellow was a fixture in the park. He was fondly remembered by former student Sheldon Gochiz. Gochiz, now 26, took Bello’s history class when he was in middle school. “You always see […]

  • David Bowie takes over Manhattan subway station with art and MetroCard tribute

    MANHATTAN — Ziggy Stardust lives on – at least in a subway station. Commuters passing through the Broadway-Lafayette station Wednesday were greeted by David Bowie art and quotes. Spotify brought the glam-rock musician display back to Bowie’s old neighborhood in conjunction with a Starman exhibit at Brooklyn Museum. Visitors can enjoy images of Bowie through May 13. Some commuters will even be able to take a piece home; Bowie-themed MetroCards displaying his personas are on sale. Bowie, 69, lost a […]