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Maritza Guerrero, owner of New York Dominican Beauty Salon, works on the hair of Francisca Ventura at the salon’s Windsor Mill location. Guerrero received a $5,000 loan from the Latino Economic Development Center to help offset the revenue she lost during the rioting and unrest in Baltimore. (Photo by Maximilian Franz / The Daily Record)
Maritza Guerrero, owner of New York Dominican Beauty Salon, works on the hair of Francisca Ventura at the salon’s Windsor Mill location. Guerrero received a $5,000 loan from the Latino Economic Development Center to help offset the revenue she lost during the rioting and unrest in Baltimore. (Photo by Maximilian Franz / The Daily Record)

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On a good day of business, Maritza Guerrero can get as many as 30 customers in her Baltimore-area salons. During April’s riots, however, about half of her customers stopped showing up. “Those days were scary for us, all the business owners,” Guerrero said recently at her New York Dominican Beauty Salon in Windsor Mill. Guerrero’s 5-year-old chain ...

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