Baltimore teens work for tips washing car windshields on North Avenue. City officials and non-profit partners are trying to work on a new, more holistic approach to help the "squeegee kids" to move from the street into other jobs.
Baltimore teens work for tips washing car windshields on North Avenue. City officials and non-profit partners are trying to work on a new, more holistic approach to help the "squeegee kids" to move from the street into other jobs. (Kenneth K. Lam)

Why did The Sun print the letter “The squeegee boys aren’t going anywhere so Baltimore business should” (Sept. 20)? The writer shows his ignorance by suggesting that one of the few big corporations in town run and hide in their suburban locations. I suppose he would be perfectly happy for all sorts of businesses to leave the city thereby endangering the cultural, civic, athletic, historic, musical, religious and nautical wealth of the engine of the metro region.

I suppose, too, that he stays in the “safe” and unmarred suburbs hiding from reality because if he and his family does take advantage of what our beautiful, challenged, resilient and badly flawed city has to offer, he would be a hypocrite.

Advertisement

Jill Sullivan, Baltimore

Add your voice: Respond to this piece or other Sun content by submitting your own letter.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement