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Federal Hill residents monitor Halloween pub crawl

Federal Hill residents monitor Halloween pub crawl

The "Federal Hill-O-Ween" bar crawl through Federal Hill on Saturday was billed as Baltimore's largest Halloween event. By 6 p.m., more than 4,300 had already bought tickets to the event and revelers were filling the street trying to buy what wristbands were left that enabled them to get $3 beer and "shooter specials" at more than 17 local bars and restaurants.

Such pub crawls are less popular with some neighbors working to close a loophole in city government allowing them to happen without a permit like other large organized events.

"There's urinating on streets, vandalism, drunk driving, hitting parked cars," said Greg Sileo, a member of the...