Catherine E. Pugh

Baltimore's 'squeegee kids' became focus in 1980s. What's different now?

Baltimore's 'squeegee kids' became focus in 1980s. What's different now?

The quandary facing Baltimore leaders over how to address the legions of “squeegee kids” at city intersections echoes the debate from 30 years ago: Are the kids menaces or entrepreneurs?

Mayor Catherine Pugh said she is looking to multiple interventions to encourage the young window washers to abandon the streets:

» A jobs program she is creating with a goal of raising $1.7 million from private donations to give 100 kids part-time work.

» Unarmed security guards to be posted as early as this week along President and...

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