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.
Winter weather is coming and that means school closings and delays in New York and New Jersey on Monday. New York City Public schools will be open on Monday. There is a winter storm warning until Tuesday morning north and west of the city, including: Northern Fairfield, Western Passaic, Eastern Passaic, Western Bergen, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Northern Westchester. A winter weather advisory is in effect for: Southern Fairfield, Eastern Bergen, Western Essex, Eastern Essex, Western Union, Eastern Union, Southern […]
NEW YORK — Children hoping for a snow day in New York City are out of luck. Though schools around the region will be closed, the Department of Education said NYC schools are open. “But does your child ride a yellow school bus to attend after-school? Then your child will NOT have after-school tomorrow, due to weather,” NYC Public Schools tweeted. “All other after-school programs will operate normally.” Full list of Monday school closings, delays and early dismissals in NY, NJ […]
Millions of Americans who rely on food stamps could be in trouble. The United States Department of Agriculture proposed changes that, if they’d been implemented last year, would mean 3.7 million fewer people and 2.1 million fewer households would have received help from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in an average month, according to a new study from the not-for-profit Urban Institute. An estimated 3.1 million others would receive about $37 less a moth in benefits, according to the study. […]
MANORVILLE, NY — An erratic driver swerved around cars on the road in Manorville, then stopped and stabbed a man in the stomach on Thanksgiving, police said. The victim pulled into a parking lot on the corner of South Street and Wading River Road around 2:30 p.m. because he thought his vehicle had been hit by the erratic driver, officials said. His vehicle had not been hit. The erratic driver also stopped in the parking lot and attacked the victim […]
CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — A teen on a train in Brooklyn was beaten and robbed by a group of men, police said Thursday. The 18-year-old victim was on a No. 3 train on Nov. 18 near the Nostrand Avenue stop when several men asked him if he was in a gang, officials said. They attacked the teen after he said he wasn’t in a gang, police said. The men took the teen’s phone, sneakers and jacket. Police have asked for […]
THE BRONX — An SUV with a child and his 81-year-old grandmother inside was stolen in the Bronx on Wednesday, an NYPD spokesman said. Officers found the SUV, with the victims still inside, after the vehicle got stuck in traffic on the Cross Bronx Expressway, officials said. Police located the Toyota Rav 4 after they pinged the victim’s cell phone. The theft started after a 49-year-old mom exited the car in the Bronx, leaving her 11-year-old son and the boy’s […]
NEW YORK — Thousands of fake driver’s licenses headed for New York were seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protections officers in Louisville, officials said. The shipments came from China, officials said. One was headed for a convicted child rapist who allegedly “entices minors with alcohol and counterfeit IDs before engaging in illicit activity.” In total, there were 2,909 counterfeit driver’s licenses and 3,123 blank card stocks to make counterfeit driver’s licenses. “Some of the major concerns as it relates to […]
HARLEM, Manhattan — America’s oldest resident, Harlem woman Alelia Murphy, has passed away, according to 1199SEIU, a healthcare union. Murphy turned 114 in July. She was born into a family of 12 children in North Carolina, but moved to Harlem because she wanted to be a part of the Harlem renaissance in the 1920s. State Sen. Brian Benjamin called her a “Harlem icon.” The Harlem woman lost her husband in 1953. She raised a daughter and a son who pre-deceased […]
QUEENS — Dozens were arrested after protestors took over a terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Tuesday. Travelers trying to get to their Thanksgiving destinations were met by frustrated airline catering workers and their supporters at Terminal 8. “Approximately 60” people were arrested, a Port Authority police spokesperson said. They staged a die-in and blocked the roadway. The protestors were joined by Mayor Bill de Blasio. “The people united can NEVER be divided, and this city’s a union […]
BROOKLYN — A man who fired repeatedly at a 27-year-old man in Brooklyn was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison Tuesday for the 2017 murder. Tavon Diaz, 24, went inside and got a gun after he spotted college student Melquian Anderson on Oct. 25, 2017, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said. Diaz ambushed Anderson, shooting him from behind. Anderson fell to the ground by a bus stop. Diaz ran toward him and shot him four more times. “This […]