J.D. Allen

News Editor

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's afternoon news editor. Formally 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 also hosted, produced and engineered award-winning programs at WUSB Stony Brook. An avid fencer in his free time, 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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New York lawmakers anticipate Governor Andrew Cuomo will sign a bill this session requiring the safe storage of all firearms in homes with a minor.

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The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit in Connecticut against a New London landlord who they say used rental properties to harass female tenants.

Ted S. Warren / AP

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representative Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut have reintroduced legislation that would help create a vaccine that could protect against multiple strains of the flu virus and offer longer lasting protection.

They say the current flu vaccine is ineffective for most people this season.

The Flu Vaccine Act brings $1 billion of investment through 2024 for the National Institutes of Health to research and create a vaccine.

M. Spencer Green / AP

The GOP has flipped two of the five Connecticut General Assembly seats left vacant by Democratic incumbents who resigned to take jobs in Governor Ned Lamont’s new administration.

Antenna Recall Stalls LIRR Safety Upgrades

Feb 27, 2019
Kathy Willens / AP

A billion dollar project to upgrade the Long Island Rail Road with safety equipment has hit a setback. More than 4,000 antennas built to prevent crashes have been recalled.