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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.

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    Teen repeatedly shot in the Bronx, rushed to the hospital in critical condition

    ALLERTON, the Bronx — An 18-year-old teen was repeatedly shot in the Bronx on Sunday afternoon, an NYPD spokesman said. He was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition after he was shot near P.S. 89 just before 3 p.m., police officials said. No identifying information was available for the teen. Police have not yet made any arrests. Officials have not released any information on the suspected shooter. Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, […]

  • NYPD will immediately begin disciplinary process in Eric Garner case

    NEW YORK — The NYPD will immediately start the disciplinary process for the officers involved in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, more than four years after the Staten Island man died, officials confirmed Thursday. The proceedings  for Officer Daniel Pantaleo, the cop who put Garner in a chokehold, and Sgt. Kizzy Adonis, who was a supervising officer on scene at the time, are set to launch one day after the U.S. Department of Justice confirmed to the NYPD that there was no […]

  • Artist fills potholes in Manhattan, Brooklyn with ‘Vermin of New York’-themed mosaics

    NEW YORK — An artist filled potholes in Manhattan and Brooklyn with Big Apple-themed mosaics, but city transportation officials believe his artwork poses a safety hazard. Jim Bachor, a Chicago artist, installed tiled images in five potholes during a July trip to the city. His guerilla series, Vermin of New York, is meant to be fun. Not everyone sees it that way. “Aside from putting himself in harm’s way in the middle of roadways, the artist’s adding of artwork in the street is a […]

  • 2 children bitten in possible shark attacks at Fire Island beaches

    FIRE ISLAND, N.Y. — Two children were bitten in possible shark attacks at beaches on Fire Island Wednesday, authorities on Long Island said. It happened around 11:24 a.m. at Sailors Haven beach and 11:28 a.m. at Atlantique Beach, Suffolk County police said. A 13-year-old boy at the ocean with a camp program was injured at Atlantique Beach and hospitalized in Bay Shore. He was boogie boarding in the waves when he was bitten, according to officials with the town of […]

  • NYC passes bill to make phone calls free for inmates in city jails

    NEW YORK — Inmates in New York City jails will soon be able to make phone calls for free. The New York City Council approved the bill — sponsored by Speaker Corey Johnson —Wednesday and it now heads to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s desk for his signature. The just under 10,000 people incarcerated in Rikers and other city jails currently pay to make calls to friends and loved ones. “Families and friends of incarcerated individuals should not have to choose between […]

  • Off-duty transit worker shot on Brooklyn train after argument breaks out, gunman on the loose

    BROOKLYN — An off-duty transit worker was shot on a train Tuesday night after a group of people on the subway argued, officials said. The victim, who police sources identified as 47-year-old Carlo Thorne, a hydraulics supervisor for the MTA, was on a southbound 3 train when a dispute started around 6:20 p.m., officials said. Someone pulled out a gun and fired once, hitting the transit worker in the arm at the Sutter Avenue/Rutland Road Station. He was not the […]

  • 15-year-old boy fatally shot in Brooklyn; person of interest in custody

    WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot in Brooklyn on Tuesday afternoon, police officials said. Kyon Jackson was shot repeatedly in the torso near a playground at Bushwick Houses just before 3 p.m., an NYPD spokesperson said. The teenage boy was rushed to a local hospital but did not survive. The shooter was on a bike, police sources said. Jackson was his mother’s only child, family members said. He loved to play sports and worked at the community center. “He […]

  • 1 dead in Legionnaires’ cluster in Washington Heights; 18 cases reported

    WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan — A person sickened by Legionnaires’ disease in Manhattan has died, health officials said Tuesday. Eighteen cases have been reported as part of a cluster in Washington Heights. Seven patients remain hospitalized as of Tuesday and additional cases could still be reported, health officials said. The person who died has not been identified. Legionnaires’ disease is not contagious. It is spread by breathing in water vapor containing the legionnella bacteria. WHAT IS LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE? Legionnaires’ disease is a treatable infection […]

  • Crying baby boy dies while in ‘time out,’ NJ parents charged with murder

    NEW JERSEY — Parents, upset their 4-month-old son was crying, covered him with a comforter and went out for a smoke, only coming back inside after their baby had stopped breathing, prosecutors said Tuesday. William Herring, 42 and Brianna Brochhausen, 22, were living at the Hilltop Motel in Springfield Township when they allegedly killed their son, Hunter, on Valentine’s Day. They decided Hunter needed a “time out” because he would not stop crying. They put him on his stomach on a […]

  • Police arrest knife-wielding man who told girl ‘your daddy will get killed’ on Manhattan train

    GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan — Police arrested the man who allegedly pulled a knife on a subway rider and threatened to kill the commuter. Edgar Rodriguez, 23, was arrested Tuesday — just two days after police released video of him with a knife on a northbound E-train.  Rodriguez allegedly went on an expletive-filled tirade after a bystander on the subway spotted Rodriguez hitting his own son. The bystander, who was on the train with his 4-year-old daughter, told Rodriguez to leave his son alone. “He’s my […]