J.D. Allen

News Editor

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's news editor, and producer of The Full Story. 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 Press News Group newspapers. He's also 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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State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says his plan to shift $20 billion of New York’s retirement fund away from carbon polluters will begin with divesting from the coal industry.

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to overhaul and consolidate its operation to cut costs. But New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the current plan won’t balance the MTA’s budget or close its funding gaps.

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The Long Island Rail Road rolled out a new fleet of trains, known as M9 cars, for passenger rail service Wednesday.

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New York State Attorney General Letitia James says she remains opposed to a tentative settlement between drug maker Purdue Pharma and municipalities that sued the company over its role in the opioid crisis.

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A state-funded report on New York’s tourism economy says visitors spent $6.1 billion on Long Island in 2018.