Local Politics Roundup: Derailments, Transitions, Appointments

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This is a week when many political watchers expect announcements from the de Blasio transition team on high-level appointments. But the news of the morning is the Metro-North derailment, and the questions it raises about our local transportation infrastructure. Mayor Bloomberg did not appear at the crash scene, and a spokesperson referred to the crash as a state and MTA matter; de Blasio issued a statement and his office says he's in touch with authorities. Joel Siegel , managing editor for politics for the New York Daily News, sets the week in local politics.