Joel Rose

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Critics Question Why Amtrak Took So Long To Install Positive Train Control

Friday, May 15, 2015

Speed control technology had been installed at the site of the derailment Tuesday night, but it had yet to be tested. Investigators continue to probe why the train was going 100 mph when it derailed.


House Republicans Vote To Cut Amtrak's Funding

Friday, May 15, 2015

The economic outlook for Amtrak was troubled even before this week's train derailment in Philadelphia. On Capitol Hill, lawmakers are deeply divided over funding for the passenger rail service.


Amtrak CEO Pledges To Install Speed Control Technology By End Of Year

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The CEO of Amtrak pledged Thursday to install automated speed control technology on the Northeast Corridor by the end of the year. An Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia was traveling over 100 mph at a curve where the speed limit is 50. But some say simpler solutions — like putting a second engineer at the controls — might be a cheaper way to save lives.


More Than 200 Injured After Amtrak Train Derails In Philadelphia

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night. At least seven people were killed and more than 200 passengers were treated for injuries.


Whitney Museum's New Building Opens Doors (And Walls) To Outside World

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

For decades, the museum was housed in a concrete fortress with few windows. Its new home offers striking views of the Manhattan skyline, but critics say the design draws attention away from the art.


Songwriters And Streaming Services Battle Over Decades-Old Decree

Thursday, May 07, 2015

The Department of Justice is exploring big changes to the music publishing business for the first time since World War II.


New Jersey Pension Lawsuit Piles On Gov. Christie's Rough Week

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Lots of states have underfunded pension systems, but New Jersey's ranks near the bottom. Christie's plan to cut pension payments even further is the subject of multiple lawsuits.


With Baltimore Unrest, More Debate Over 'Broken Windows' Policing

Monday, May 04, 2015

Critics are targeting New York's policing theory, which aims to crack down on minor offenses. But it's also praised for reducing the crime rate.


Soul Singer Jerry Lawson's 'Just A Mortal Man' Almost Came True

Sunday, May 03, 2015

"Boy, the truth of that song really came out," says the 71-year-old soul artist and former lead singer of The Persuasions. He spent three months in a hospital due to an infected esophagus.


New York Mayor Announces Plan To Reduce Rikers Island Jail Population

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New York City's mayor and the state's chief judge announced a plan Tuesday to cut the number of pre-trial detainees at the notorious Rikers Island jail. It's not unusual for defendants to spend a year or more at Rikers awaiting trial.


Burden Of Proof Hurt State In N.J.-Exxon Settlement, Some Say

Monday, April 06, 2015

Officials released the details of the state's proposed $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil, calling it a historically large payout. But environmentalists say the deal is worse than they feared.

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Despite Laws And Lawsuits, Quota-Based Policing Lingers

Saturday, April 04, 2015

The NYPD is denying allegations that officers were forced to make a certain number of warrantless stops, and faced retaliation from superiors when they didn't.


How The Matzo Crumbles: Iconic Streit's Factory To Leave Manhattan

Thursday, April 02, 2015

It's the end of an era: After nearly a century, the Streit's matzo factory is leaving Manhattan's Lower East Side. This Passover will be its last there. Streit's plans to move to a new factory.

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Not Just Sugary-Sweet, Hard Cider Makes A Comeback

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Cider is the fastest-growing alcoholic beverage in the United States. Much of that growth is driven by big industrial producers, but smaller cider-makers are looking for a larger bite of the apple.


The Tale Of Mingering Mike, Who Painted Himself A Music Career

Saturday, March 28, 2015

A self-taught visual artist who longed to make soul records, Mingering Mike ended up realizing his dreams on paper rather than vinyl. Decades later, his work is paying off.


Exxon Settlement Falls Short Of Damage, N.J. Democrats Say

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Gov. Chris Christie is defending the state's $225 million settlement for decades of contamination at two refineries as a "good deal." But Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists say otherwise.


FCC Approves New Rules Intended To Protect Open Internet

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines — 3 to 2 — to approve new net neutrality rules that would regulate access to the Internet more like a public utility.


What Net Neutrality Rules Could Mean For Your Wireless Carrier

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The FCC votes Thursday on rules that would make Internet providers treat all traffic equally. Big wireless companies say that will make it harder to keep their networks from getting too congested.


In Oscar Nominations For Best Score, Some Hear Sour Notes

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The distinctive music in the movie Birdman will not win an Oscar — in fact, it wasn't even nominated. Like other acclaimed film scores from years past, it didn't comply with academy rules.


Instead Of Stop-And-Frisk, How About Stop-And-Shake?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

In a speech last week, FBI Director James Comey addressed racial tensions between police and minorities. A new effort in his hometown of Yonkers, N.Y., tries to get officers and young people talking.