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In This Week's City Paper: Souped-up cars, the return of Sheila, and more

We all know Ocean City as Maryland's home to the beach, the Boardwalk, mini golf, Thrasher's fries, and much more. But during one weekend in October, this vacation destination becomes the playground of car enthusiasts with tricked-out Volkswagens, Audis, and other cars.

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We're still awaiting answers about the mayor's ban of a WYPR reporter

Shortly after the Baltimore Brew broke the story that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake had banned WYPR reporter P. Kenneth Burns from the weekly press conferences she holds after the Board of Estimates meeting, I sent Anthony McCarthy, her Director of Public Affairs, a series of questions.

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Zach Britton's 'game-used' playoff jersey up for auction, giving O's fans fresh opportunity to cry

The Orioles are auctioning off a bunch of jerseys from their recent Wild Card game against the Blue Jays, including a "game-used" one from ace closer Zach Britton.

[Heavy sigh]

Britton, as you no doubt recall, was infamously not used by manager Buck Showalter in the team's extra-innings 5-2 loss, drawing a ton of criticism from baseball scribes and sports show talking heads.

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White House announces green initiatives for Baltimore

Baltimore will receive federal funds to create and restore green space, monitor water quality, and start educational programs, the White House announced today.

Among the initiatives is the creation of the country's first Village Blue Project, providing real-time information about the water quality in the Jones Falls River as monitored by the EPA and U.S. Geological Survey.

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Escape From Baltimore: The best ways to avoid the Marathon/Fleet Week clusterfuck

Some genius thought it would be a good idea to have the Baltimore Running Festival, aka the marathon, and Fleet Week, a gathering of ships, sailors, aerial shows, and other military stuff, during the same weekend. And that's this weekend, namely Saturday, when both overlap.

Typically, we at City Paper are pretty enthusiastic about encouraging our readers to explore Baltimore.

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In This Week's City Paper: Balti Gurls discuss Guerrilla Girls, the photos of Carde Cornish, and more

Our State of the Arts Issue is on stands now, and as the introduction states, "This issue is about 'building scene' and the best way to illustrate that is to allow the artists to tell their story in their own words or through their art."

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