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Baltimore should give back territory it annexed from the counties a century ago

Baltimore should give back territory it annexed from the counties a century ago

With Baltimore’s elected officials still unable to offer a long-term plan to fix the city’s high-poverty neighborhoods and crime problems, I offer mine: There needs to be a tri-jurisdictional collaborative, with Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties agreeing to take back regions previously annexed by Baltimore a century ago.

At first, revocation of the annexation of 1918, when the city grew from a size of about 30 square miles to almost 90, may seem absurd. But...

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