Baltimore Fishbowl Staff


Maryland casino December 2020 revenue down nearly 20% from last year

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Maryland’s six casinos generated $119,356,448 in gaming revenue during December, a nearly 20% decrease compared to December 2019, which generated over $149 million.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MGM National Harbor, Live! Casino & Hotel and Horseshoe Casino were limited to 25% capacity during December. The state’s other three casinos were limited to 50% capacity.

Grinch or Merrymaker? Our list for the holiday season

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As 2020 comes to a close, Baltimore Fishbowl has made a list of holiday Grinches and Merrymakers worth remembering:

Baltimore Center Stage announces its 36th Annual Young Playwrights Festival will be virtual

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Baltimore Center Stage announced today its 36th Annual Young Playwrights Festival will take place virtually. This year’s program also includes free virtual residencies for multiple classrooms, an online residency that Maryland students can join, and an expansion of the types of work in the festival, in collaboration with DewMore Baltimore.

Today marks the start of COVID-19 vaccinations at Maryland nursing homes

The first Maryland nursing home resident to receive the vaccine was Samuel Cushing. He is accompanied by Donna Jones, Director of Nursing, who was among the first staff members to be vaccinated. 

Vaccinations at nursing homes started today at Franklin Woods Center in Baltimore County. In preparation for Phase 1A of the state’s vaccination plan, the Maryland Department of Health signed up every nursing home and assisted living facility statewide for this program.

Franklin’s Market and Mulberry’s Bar open at Hollins Market

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The local co-owner of the bar and restaurant The Back Yard has opened Franklin’s Market and Mulberry’s Bar in Hollins Market, the historic Baltimore Public Market now under renovation at 26 Arlington Avenue in Southwest Baltimore.

The Moderna vaccine arrives this week in Maryland


The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which was granted emergency use authorization by the FDA on Friday, has begun shipping to recipients in Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan announced today.

Maryland’s total allotment now includes more than 191,000 total doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.