Mayor joins Brooklyn community vigil for street safety after teacher killed in hit-and-run

Brooklyn educators, students and elected officials devastated by the loss of a popular school teacher demanded on Thursday greater action from the city to increase street safety.

Matthew Jensen, who taught at nearby P.S. 110 on Monitor Street, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in a black Rolls Royce sedan on May 18 at the corner of Bayard Street and McGuinness Boulevard in Greenpoint. On May 27, youngsters and elected officials, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, held a march and vigil in the teacher’s memory while calling for safer streets. 

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