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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A new tax on home sales in eastern Long Island will fund affordable housing projects and provide assistance to first-time homebuyers.

Jason DeCrow / AP

New York will pursue what environmentalists call the most ambitious goals in the nation for reducing carbon emissions in the next few decades. The charge is led by Long Islanders, who say they are impacted the most from climate change.

Mike Groll / AP

Republican state lawmakers from Long Island say the New York State Legislature spent the final days of the legislative session fulfilling the wish list of New York City and progressives.

Jose Luis Magana / AP

The attorney for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones says he plans to file an appeal to the Connecticut Supreme Court over judge-ordered financial sanctions.

Alex Brandon / AP

U.S. Congressman Tom Suozzi of Long Island has called on Northrop Grumman and the Navy to work out a deal with New York to help pay for efforts to contain a toxic plume that originated from their Bethpage manufacturing plant decades ago.