Baltimore Fishbowl Staff


Sen. Chris Van Hollen introduces bill to provide housing assistance to low-income families and individuals During Natural and Economic Disasters


Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) introduced the Crisis Housing Act, legislation that would establish a new housing assistance program. The new program would be automatically triggered and help ensure that families and individuals who have been forced from their home or are at risk of losing their home as a result of a natural or economic disaster have immediate access to adequate housing. 

Maryland fifth-graders invited to submit Arbor Day posters for 2021

Lola Lugard of Carroll County won first place honors for the 2020 Arbor Day Poster Contest.

Need a way to occupy your bored fifth-grader over the holiday break? The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Forest Conservancy District Boards invite all Maryland fifth-graders in private and public schools to participate in the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest.

Homeless organization and hotel team up to provide rooms for veterans

The lobby of the Crowne Plaza Baltimore-Inner Harbor.

The Baltimore Station, a residential and community-based therapy program for the homeless and those with substance use disorder, has created a partnership with the Crowne Plaza Baltimore-Inner Harbor Hotel managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts in downtown Baltimore, to move its resident housing, counseling and alternative therapeutic programming to the 380-room hotel.

Baltimore Homecoming to host conversation with the creative community, Dec. 16

Art with a Heart is one of the non-profit organizations that will participate in the conversation with Baltimore Homecoming, which hopes to raise $1 million for 40 arts organizations.

Baltimore Homecoming, the nonprofit organization that pulls together Baltimore natives to drive investment in Baltimore, will host next week a creative community roundtable featuring leaders from culture organizations including Art with a Heart, Made in Baltimore, Creative Nomads, Baltimore Center Stage, Station North Tool Library, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Wide Angle Youth Media, Reginald F. Lewis Museum and more. The event is virtual, free, and open to the public.

Maryland uncovers unemployment fraud scheme against high-ranking officials


The State of Maryland has uncovered an unemployment insurance fraud scheme targeting Governor Larry Hogan, Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford, Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson and other high-ranking officials.

Lidl supermarket opening Dec. 9 at Padonia Village Shopping Center


Lidl US will officially open its newest Baltimore County location on Wednesday, December 9 in the 31,000 square foot space formerly occupied by the Green Valley Marketplace at Padonia Village Shopping Center in Timonium. The national chain is ranked a top three U.S supermarket by Food & Wine Magazine.

National Public Radio elects WYPR GM LaFontaine Oliver to head its board


LaFontaine E. Oliver, the general manager and president of local NPR station WYPR, has been elected chairman of the board of National Public Radio.