I was eager to read about people who were City Folk (Feature, March 20), [who were] born and grew up in Baltimore City, but alas, what followed your title led me to transplants, those whom I call Joanie- and Johnnie-come-latelies. Bless their hearts. Since you are CITY Paper, based in the city, how about writing on folks who know the name of the body of water at the harbor is not the Chesapeake Bay, who can tell you local stories without the crutch known as Wikipedia, or an iPad?
And while you're out looking for those people, don't be fooled when someone says he is "from here." HERE is the city of Baltimore. He can tell you what street his parents were living on in Baltimore City when he was born and what city high school he attended. So, yes, why not strive to find a few natives for your CITY FOLK columns? I'd like to read those stories.