Carlose DeBose Jr. doesn’t remember a time when he felt like a kid. Not after his mother got sick. Not after he started taking care of his little brother. Not after he started playing the part of a grown-up. “I always had to be serious, like take on a role,” DeBose said. “I just always had it pretty much put together. I had to. I had no choice.” DeBose played that role for more than five years, rising at dawn and heading from the Upton neighborhood to wash car windows on Chase Street or Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Squeegee jobs dried up from some Baltimore intersections after city ban. Some have found work through city’s Hire Up program.
June 5, 2023