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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Connecticut and New York have joined states across the U.S. in pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

Courtesy David Falkowski/ Open Minded Organics

Local governments in New York have until the end of the year to decide if they will opt out of the legal sale of recreational marijuana. Any regional ban on Long Island would become moot as tribal businesses are being set up.

Jacquelyn Martin / AP

Republican U.S. Congressman Lee Zeldin of eastern Long Island has announced he will seek the GOP nomination to run for governor of New York against Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo in 2022.

J.D. Allen, WSHU Public Radio

Climate activists in New York rallied outside of local state and federal lawmakers offices on Wednesday to urge the approval of a multi-billion dollar investment in clean energy jobs in the state and across the U.S.

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President Joe Biden’s goal is to bring 30 gigawatts of offshore wind power online by the end of the decade. That aligns with the regional power grid’s plans to connect more clean energy to New England.

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