Jill Ryan

News Assistant

Jill Ryan is news assistant for WSHU’s Long Island Bureau. She formerly was a digital news intern for Newsday.com, as well as a news intern for WSHU. Jill is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree at Stony Brook University School of Journalism and has been accepted to Arizona State University to pursue her master’s degree in investigative journalism. 

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The Islamic Center of Long Island has expressed a mixture of sadness and fear in the aftermath of the terrorist attack in New Zealand on Friday. The center invited lawmakers and members of other houses of worship to speak about solidarity and love.

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Suffolk County residents who received septic system grants may now be responsible for thousands of dollars in taxes.

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The Bethpage Water District has filed a federal lawsuit against Northrop Grumman and chemical companies after the toxic chemical 1,4-dioxane was found in the district’s drinking water.

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The New York State Assembly will consider a bill to ban 1,4-dioxane, a toxic chemical found in household products that has contaminated drinking water wells on Long Island.

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Nassau County legislators unanimously passed a bill that would criminalize uploading intimate photos of people without their consent. The so-called revenge porn bill would also allow victims to sue.