J.D. Allen

Assistant News Director and Producer, The Full Story

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's assistant news director 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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Rogelio V. Solis

A new task force in Suffolk County will begin to look at ways to regionalize recycling practices across communities. 

Office of Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont

The Office of Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont now wants to ensure that an agreement reached this week with telecommunication providers to bring 5G technology to Connecticut doesn’t separate communities in a new kind of digital divide…The service is super fast, but doesn’t reach very far.

Davis Dunavin / WSHU

Connecticut prosecutors have consolidated charges and offered a plea deal to three Stratford teenagers who are accused of arson in four communities last year. 

Mike Groll / AP

A federal judge has blocked New York from enforcing parts of a landmark farm labor law that was due to go into effect last week.

Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state will add $45 million in funding to protect religious institutions.