Metro-North has had a tough year. Yesterday's derailment in the Bronx follows the May derailment in Bridgeport that injured more than 70 people, the death of a rail worker repairing tracks in West Haven one week later, the July derailment of a freight train that occurred about 1,700 feet from Sunday's derailment, and a nearly two-week power outage in September that severely disrupted rail traffic.
Pope Francis is again speaking out, this time against the "globalization of injustice" that is unworthy of human dignity and inducing a "spiritual poverty" of significant proportion.
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- Jim Cameron is a former journalist and commuter advocate who served 19 years on the Connecticut Metro-North Rail Commuter Council. He also writes the blog Talking Transportation.
- Michael Sean Winters writes the award-winning blog Distinctly Catholic for The National Catholic Reporter.
- Brian Slattery is a member of Dr. Caterwaul's Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps, an editor of The New Haven Review, and the author of sci-fi books.