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Young expects Baltimore businesses to back youth initiatives

Baltimore Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young speaks during a news conference announcing a new collaboration in an effort to reduce homelessness in Baltimore City, Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Baltimore. Through the initiative, eligible Medicaid participants will receive permanent housing and services they need to prevent a return to homelessness. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said he is optimistic businesses will support initiatives to divert city youth from crime and controversial activities that business leaders say contribute to safety concerns downtown. Roughly a month after meeting with principals of ...

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Baltimore program to steer ‘squeegee kids’ to other work

A young man washes a windshield as motorists wait at a red light, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Young “squeegee kids” who wash car windshields while darting in and out of Baltimore traffic could eventually go from street hustling to conventional employment under a privately-funded program pitched by the city’s mayor. Aiming to solve the decades-old issue, rekindled ...

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