Richard Giacovas, Fox5NY

Richard Giacovas


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Richard:

Yonkers police crack down on smoke shops selling marijuana without license

Yonkers police have confiscated more than $30,000 worth of illegal cannabis products since last September. → Read More

How did four Americans get kidnapped in Mexico?

Mexican officials believe the cartel may have kidnapped the Americans in a brazen daylight attack by mistake. → Read More

The historic Astoria pool closed for $19 million renovation

The Astoria Queens pool is undergoing a $19M renovation here's what that means for you → Read More

Negotiations drag on as NYC hospitals brace for nurses strike

Close to 9,000 nurses at several major NYC hospitals are still preparing to go on strike on January 9. → Read More

Brooklyn librarians offer banned books to children

"When I work with kids, it worries me that they don’t have access to freedom to read books." → Read More

Daylight Saving Time: Get ready to 'Fall back,' but could it be the last time?

Sunday could be the last time we "fall back" if legislation is approved to make Daylight Saving Time permanent. → Read More

Westchester store picks up pieces after Ida

The remnants of Hurricane Ida brought 8 feet of floodwaters into the basement of Claire Hassi's store. → Read More

Children to start getting COVID vaccine

Children as young as 12 now have the opportunity to get the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine shot. → Read More

Tick populations on the rise across the tri-state

Experts say we could be overrun by a tick invasion this summer. → Read More

Your pets can have allergies too

With pollen coating cars and fields everywhere these days, your pooch could be suffering just as much as you are. → Read More

Local store stocks exotic snacks from around the world

People will pay $15 for Doritos or $8 for a Kit Kat bar at one local store. → Read More

Derek Chauvin verdict: Many welcome accountability but demand broader justice

Hundreds of people gathered outside Barclays Center in Brooklyn in solidarity to remember Floyd. → Read More

Blythedale Children’s Hospital teaches students throughout pandemic

Michael Uyaguari, 12, attends year-round in-person school at Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla. → Read More

Omayra Andino becomes first woman, person of color to be Tuckahoe mayor

Omayra Andino was sworn in this week as the first female, Black, and Hispanic mayor of the village. → Read More

Protesters call for Cuomo's impeachment at Midtown rally

A rally was held outside Governor Andrew Cuomo's Midtown office, demanding he be impeached. → Read More

Get ready: Cicada swarm 'Brood X' expected to emerge this summer

Billions of cicadas are now just weeks away from bursting from the soil. → Read More

Firefighters rescue dog that fell through ice

A 60-plus-pound husky was trapped in an icy body of water on a golf course. → Read More

What you need to know to navigate Medicare open enrollment

Seniors across the nation have the chance to enroll or change their Medicare coverage for 2021, but with the process moving online, it may be more challenging this year. → Read More

App aims to reduce food waste in NYC

A new app is aiming to help stop food waste in New York City. → Read More

Young New Yorkers eager to vote as they fight through health challenges

Two teenagers who have overcome multiple challenges in their personal life are now making it a point to exercise their civic duty and make a difference. → Read More