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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in mass communication.

During her time at University of Florida, she worked as an associate editor for The Gainesville Sun and interned at Entercom Communications. In 2011, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

** FILE ** A rainbow appears in the New York sky over the Empire State Building after a light rain lowered the 90-plus-degree temperature on July 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)

'Topless paparazzo' wins $40,000 from NYC over illegal arrests

Walking around topless in New York City is perfectly legal for males and females, but one woman, dubbed the "topless paparazzo," was illegally arrested several times and has won a $40,000 settlement against the city and its police department. Published October 30, 2013