Jay Shah

Long Island Bureau Chief

Jay Shah is a radio journalist who spends his time covering all things Long Island. He has reported on agriculture and infrastructure for Nashville Public Radio and worked as a mentor for Syrian citizen journalists with Paper Airplanes.

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The leader of an MS-13 clique on Long Island pleaded guilty to murder and conspiracy charges this week.

The gang member was charged with ordering the murder of a 15-year old, which was then carried out.

He was also charged with planning the murder of an alleged fellow MS-13 gang member for being disloyal to the group.

The defendant admitted that he reported to gang leadership in El Salvador and the United States.

He is expected to be sentenced to 24 years to life in prison in 2020.

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Suffolk County residents will receive their property tax bills later than usual this year after a series of accounting mistakes caused a delay.

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U.S. Representatives Tom Suozzi and Peter King of Long Island have introduced legislation to restore state and local tax deductions that were capped under the Republican 2017 tax reform bill.

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Former President Bill Clinton was on Long Island this week to introduce a new program to install learning spaces for children at laundromats across the country.

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A new U.S. Department of Defense report shows a steady increase in the number of military and veteran suicides in the last six years. A total of 541 service members committed suicide in 2018.