J.D. Allen

Assistant News Director

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's assistant news director. Formerly WAMC’s Berkshire bureau chief, he has reported for public radio stations, including bylines with WSHU, WNYC, WBUR, WNPR and NPR. J.D. has reported on healthcare and small businesses for "Long Island Business News" and real estate and land-use for The Express News Group newspapers. He's an adjunct at Stony Brook University's School of Journalism. J.D. holds a B.A. in journalism and sociology from Stony Brook University and an M.S. in communications from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

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Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service

Wednesday is the deadline to file state and federal tax returns in Connecticut and New York. 

Charlie Neibergall / AP

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says parts of the state that are in Phase Four will be allowed to reopen in September. State education officials released today a framework for how schools will do that. 

Mark Lennihan / AP

Minority-owned businesses got a disproportionately smaller slice of the federal assistance offered through the Paycheck Protection Program.

Nam Y. Huh

Businesses on Long Island lost jobs at a faster rate than the rest of New York. That’s according to a joint study by Nassau and Suffolk County auditors. Both county executives say federal help is the only way out. 

Scott Davidson

Six police officers in Shelton, Connecticut, are on paid administrative leave, for reasons that are not yet unclear. Meanwhile, two separate internal affairs investigations are underway.