Kayla Mamelak, Fox5NY

Kayla Mamelak


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Kayla:

Hoboken High School vote: Referendum to decide fate of new school plan

Hoboken voters headed to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of a proposed high school. → Read More

Black Lives Matter threatens 'riots, bloodshed' in NYC if Adams brings back police unit

A Black Lives Matter leader is vowing there will be "riots" and "bloodshed" if Mayor-elect Eric Adams reinstates the NYPD's controversial anti-crime unit. → Read More

Deadline for NY home healthcare workers to get COVID vaccine

Thousands of workers tasked with the complicated care of some of New York’s most vulnerable could be out of a job. → Read More

CUNY students return to campus as COVID mandate anxiety high

The normally exciting start to the academic year has many filled with anxiety over COVID-19 and related mandates. → Read More

Fate of liquor to-go in limbo as NY legislative session ends without extension

Alcohol to-go is one of the few, if not the only, thing New Yorkers fondly recall about the pandemic. → Read More

Retired NYPD officer shot and killed with friend's gun during dispute

Police are trying to untangle how a retired NYPD officer was shot dead by a bullet fired from his friend’s gun. → Read More

Polls put Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia at top of NYC mayoral race

Two new polls in the race for mayor of New York City are out and each puts a different candidate in the lead. → Read More

Anyone 16 and older can now get vaccinated in NY, NJ and CT

New Jersey has expanded its eligibility to match New York and Connecticut. → Read More

Is a fourth wave of coronavirus upon us?

The race to vaccinate continues amid concerns over a potential new surge of coronavirus infections. → Read More

Questions raised as to why Asian woman's attacker was living in shelter

Brandon Elliot, 38, had been living at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel which serves as a homeless shelter. → Read More

NJ nursing nursing home residents, staff begin COVID vaccinations

Ninety locations across the state are scheduled for inoculations throughout the week. → Read More

Highest-ranking African American female in NYPD history aims higher

Chief Juanita Holmes is barreling through the NYPD's glass ceiling. → Read More

Former female NYPD chiefs discuss gender discrimination lawsuit

Top brass in the New York City Police Department is a boys club, according to two former NYPD chiefs. → Read More

Pop-up parties, large gatherings continue to defy social distancing rules

It's the opposite of what you want to see in the middle of a pandemic. Dozens of unmasked partiers crammed onto an MTA bus in Maspeth, Queens while smoking, dancing and ignoring social distancing rules. The MTA is now trying to track down the culprits behind the pop-up party. → Read More

NYC Department of Education outlines protocol for handling positive coronavirus cases

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza have laid out new protocols for handling any possible confirmed coronavirus cases in schools this upcoming year. → Read More

MTA deep cleaning mass transit to fight coronavirus

This might be the first time 'spick and span' has ever been used to describe the New York City subway system, but that's the MTA's plan of action amid growing concerns over the novel coronavirus. → Read More

Home-sharing site for women only

At Golightly, all properties are owned or managed exclusively by women. → Read More

Real estate broker fees banned in New York State

In a move that could upend New York City’s rental market, New York state regulators have decided tenants are no longer on the hook for broker fees. → Read More

Major crimes surge in New York City

New York City got off to a violent start in 2020. New NYPD data shows a concerning spike in serious crimes this year, something department officials attribute to the state’s new bail reform laws. → Read More

Investigators to release new information in Gilgo Beach murders

It’s a gruesome case that’s been cold for nearly a decade. Now, investigators believe they’re inching closer to the truth. → Read More