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This site is dedicated to the journalistic work of Ronny Reyes. Click the arrows to see some of the stories I’ve worked on, or find one that interests you.

Bringing It to Them: Nutrition for Long Island's Food Deserts

There are over 25 food deserts on Long Island, areas where thousands lack access to healthy and nutritious food. Now hunger relief organizations are heading directly into these food deserts to help the disenfranchised. This story won the 2018 Korva Coleman Multimedia Award.

Nikola Tesla’s Only Existing Lab To Become Long Island Science Center

Hidden within the suburbs of Long Island lies the old laboratory of genious inventor Nikola Tesla. Once a home to Tesla’s greatest ambition, the now ruined lab will be restored in order to introduce the wonders of science to a new generation. This story first aired on WSHU Public Radio and won the 2018 Folio Award for ​​Best Historic Preservation Feature in Radio.

Making Them Work: The Hiring Sites for Long Island's Day Laborers

Decades of conflict have engulfed Long Island over hiring sites, safe spaces where day laborers can ask for work. In the middle of this battle, one site has managed to find the sweet spot for keeping a hiring site alive. This story won the 2018 Folio Award for Best Community Affairs Story.

Long Island Communities Fight Back Against MS-13 Gang

In less than a year, the brutal MS-13 gang have killed eleven people on Long Island. But the people who have been terrorized by the gang refuse to give into fear. This story first aired on WSHU Public Radio.

Obstacles for Solar Energy in the Suburbs

Solar farms are a viable source of green energy, but new laws protecting the environment from development are at odds with the prospects of large-scale solar energy on Long Island.

Public Radio

Check out my news reports for WSHU Public Radio, an NPR member station for Long Island and Connecticut.


Obstacles for Solar Energy on Long Island

For over 25 years, developer Jerry Rosengarten and his partners have paid their taxes for the 100 acres they own on Moriches-Middle Island Road in the Town Of Brookhaven.   But as their project to construct a solar farm on their land continues, other projects like...

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Brookhaven Village Will Hold Dissolving Vote

The village of Mastic Beach will be holding a vote on Nov. 16 in order to decide whether or not it dissolves back into the Town of Brookhaven, village board officials said. Residents of Mastic Beach were able to gather over 1,000 signatures asking for the village to...

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Suffolk Cuts Five Brookhaven Bus Routes

On Oct. 3, The Town of Brookhaven will lose five bus routes because of a county-wide budget cut meant to close a $78 million budget gap, town officials said. The Brookhaven bus routes that will be cut are the 7D North Shirley Loop, the 7E Mastic-Mastic Beach-Shirley...

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