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Mayor defends bottle tax, suspends grocery program after Santoni's closing announcement
Facing criticism from a struggling local business, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defended the city's bottle tax Tuesday as essential to rebuilding Baltimore's schools. But the mayor acknowledged she would have to suspend a program that delivers fresh produce to poor neighborhoods because of the closing of the supermarket, Santoni's.
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun
October 15, 2013