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Downtown homeless encampment now part of regular cleanups, Baltimore officials say
Downtown homeless encampment now part of regular cleanups, Baltimore officials say

Scott Hutchison packed his meager belongings — a tent, a sleeping bag, some clothes — and piled them into plastic bags bearing a yellow card with his name, waiting for city officials to take them away. Hutchison, a former Marine who said he was laid off from his job as a mechanic, first sought shelter about two months ago under the Jones Falls Expressway at a site that was targeted Monday by the city for regular "cleanups." "I knew it would happen eventually," said Hutchison, 27, after neatly packing his tent. City spokeswoman Caron A. Brace said the cleanups are meant "to rid the area of unsanitary conditions" and provide an opportunity to...

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