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The Mail 4/1/15

The Mail 4/1/15

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Your amazing study of city benches and the U.S. Census was a novel and important means of exploring Baltimore neighborhoods, changing demographics, and landscape (“Benchmarks Revisited,” Feature, Match 25). This article is definitely a “keeper.” Congratulations on a fabulous job.

However, I can’t say the same for the way Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake signed the city’s new slogan, “Birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner,” into law back in January, as you report. What is wrong with this city? Here we have a new...