Said one: “There's no way she didn't know some parts of Baltimore looked like that.”
Through a spokesman, Mayor Pugh told The Baltimore Sun that the neglect and underinvestment in such neighborhoods have contributed directly to crime and violence.
“I walk the neighborhoods of our city regularly with my agency and department leaders, along with our police district commanders, to deal firsthand with the issues that undermine quality of life and rob our children of the future they deserve.”
Christina Tkacik is The Baltimore Sun's dining reporter, both reviewing restaurants and reporting on developments in the area's food scene. She first joined The Sun newsroom in 2016 as social media coordinator and later worked on the paper's metro desk.