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    The Conversation: Citizen Kanjorski

    THE CITIZENS' VOICE, AUGUST 7, 2011 | Paul Kanjorski won’t quit. He can’t. Not now. Though, now might be the perfect time to give up, retire, head south and spend the rest of…

    Big stories: 2015

    Derailment of Amtrak Train 188 May 13: Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia, tearing cars, killing 5 May 14: NTSB: Derailed train was speeding 106 mph, more than double…

    AP finds NJ Transit had more accidents, safety fines than any other commuter railroad


    The railroad whose rush-hour train slammed into a New Jersey station last month, killing a woman and injuring more than 100 people, has had more accidents and paid more in fines for safety violations than any other commuter railroad in the country over the past five years, federal safety data show.

    Trains run by New Jersey Transit, which operates the nation’s second-largest commuter railroad, have been involved in 157 accidents since the start of 2011, three times as many as the largest, the Long Island Rail Road, according to an Associated Press analysis of data from January 2011 through July 2016.

    Recent work

    Here’s some of my recent work for The Associated Press —


    As the results came in, I put this short video together on Vermont voters for and against home state favorite Bernie Sanders (Wilson Ring shot and did the interviews, I edited and did the voice at the start):

    Another video we put together for AP’s Super Tuesday coverage. This one explores why New England voters are backing Donald Trump, who added wins in Vermont and Massachusetts to his Feb. 9 victory in New Hampshire. Wilson Ring and Phil Marcelo provide the interviews. I edited and voiced the start:


    Feb. 3, 2016: Reporting on the latest in the Bill Cosby sex assault case:

    Feb. 1, 2016: Despite engineer’s clarity, no answer why Amtrak train sped

    Jan. 30, 2016: Hope for answers as release of Amtrak crash evidence nears

    Jan. 6, 2016: Obama measures wouldn’t have kept guns from mass shooters

    Dec. 14, 2016: In schools, on streets and TV, children feel Muslim backlash

    Oct. 18, 2016: Philadelphia police boss exits after crime, corruption fight

    Sept. 28, 2016: Critics slam Philadelphia ex-archbishop’s role in pope visit


    Story collections:

    Sept. 2015: Pope Francis visits Philadelphia on final leg of US, Cuba tour

    May 2015: Searching for survivors and answers in the crash of Amtrak 188

    2014-2015: Three funerals: Eric Garner, a firefighter and a police officer

    More: Best of 2014

    FLASHBACK: JULY 1, 2004
    Charismatic Mario Cuomo
    Stumps For Abraham Lincoln

    The Long-Islander, July 1, 2004 | The passing of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo on Jan. 1, 2014 reminded me of a great interview we had almost a decade ago. Cuomo, then 72, was signing books at an independent shop on Long Island. I expected five minutes in a back room as he got ready – enough to hear about the book and a few career highlights. Cuomo thought of something better and suggested we chat outside, with the assembled audience listening.