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Mayor joins Howard Park neighbors on latest 'crime and grime' walk

Mayor joins Howard Park neighbors on latest 'crime and grime' walk

Standing beneath overgrown trees on a Northwest Baltimore street corner, neighborhood activist Patricia Rideout-Howard explained the problem to the mayor: The limbs block the light from the street lamps at night, giving cover to criminals and their illegal activities. "This gives them protection," Rideout-Howard said, surrounded by a dozen Howard Park neighborhood leaders on a "crime and grime" walk Thursday with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. It was the 12th such event the mayor has held this summer. Rawlings-Blake — accompanied by police, transportation, public works and housing officials — spent about an hour with the group, pausing in an alley where a...

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