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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Critics say National Grid has not been honest about the need for a $1 billion natural gas pipeline to end a shortage that has impacted more than a thousand Long Island and New York City residents.

Seth Wenig / AP

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is proposing bipartisan legislation to deal with a nationwide vaping-related illness that's blamed for nearly two dozen deaths.

Gene J. Puskar / AP

A lawsuit claims the management corporation of Jake’s 58 Casino on Long Island has violated terms of agreement and overpaid itself millions of dollars.

Don Ryan / AP

On Long Island, the Town of Brookhaven will require owners of abandoned or foreclosed homes to register with the town starting next year.

Office of N.Y. Assemblyman Phil Ramos / Facebook

New York lawmakers announced a bill to make illegal dumping of hazardous material a specific environmental crime with potential jail time. Officials say the current law is not comprehensive enough.