Memorial Day Headlines are No Headlines at All

Too many to bear. Photo: Gersh Kuntzman
Too many to bear. Photo: Gersh Kuntzman

The staff of Streetsblog join all Americans in honoring and mourning all those who have been taken from us through violence, war or other human failure today and every day.

We’ll be back tomorrow with our normal news digest.

But if you want something to read on the holiday, why not take a look at Jesse Coburn’s deep dive into how drivers are killing and maiming children around schools — a problem in New York City, and probably in your town, too.

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