Brandon Weigel

Brandon Weigel is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has been published in The Washington Post, The Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, The Baltimore Business Journal, b and others. Prior to joining Baltimore Fishbowl, he was an editor at City Paper from 2012 to 2017. He can be reached at [email protected]

The Elephant’s building is for sale, but owners say restaurant will go on like normal

Upstairs at the Elephant, a new speakeasy-style lounge on The Elephant’s second floor, opened this week.

The beautiful mid-19th century home of The Elephant restaurant is on the market, but the owners of the restaurant say nothing will change with their dining service as a result.

“The thinking is to keep things going just the way it has been without our guests and the community and employees seeing any change,” said co-owner¬†Steven Rivelis.

Study: Crashes more than twice as common on I-83 as other MD highways

I-83 near the Orleans Street bridge. Photo by Wikimedia user Groupuscule.

Interstate 83 experiences more than twice as many car crashes as all other comparable Maryland highways, with the average driver exceeding posted speed limits along the stretch of the interstate that runs through the city, according to a new study by the Baltimore Department of Transportation.

As contract expires, BSO management, musicians remain in stalemate over cuts

Image via the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Facebook page.

With their contract expiring at midnight last night, musicians in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra this morning condemned management for refusing to offer an extension and back off proposals to cut the group’s schedule from 52 weeks to 40 weeks.

Archdiocese establishes independent system for reporting abuse, misconduct

Archbishop of Baltimore William Lori. Photo via Archdiocese of Baltimore.

In response to a 2018 report from a Pennsylvania grand jury detailing years of abuse by Catholic priests, the Archdiocese of Baltimore is establishing a third-party system for reporting allegations of sexual assault and misconduct by members of the church, Archbishop William E. Lori announced Tuesday morning.

Utility companies offer relief to furloughed federal workers


Federal government employees and contractors now in the third week of furlough thanks to the government shutdown can receive relief from their water and electricity bills.

Single Carrot Theatre to leave Remington, focus on site-specific plays around the city

Photo by Brandon Weigel

After five years of calling Remington home, Single Carrot Theatre is planning to leave its N. Howard Street space, and the next time you see the experimental troupe perform, it may be in someone’s house, an old church or unleased commercial space.

Billy Joel is indeed playing Oriole Park this July

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The Piano Man is indeed coming to Baltimore.

Billy Joel is playing Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 26, the first-ever concert at the history-making ballpark.

Is Billy Joel playing Oriole Park this year? It’s A Matter of Trust in a Milwaukee sleuth

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The Orioles and Live Nation are due to make a major announcement tomorrow morning, and if an online sleuth in the Milwaukee area is correct, the big news is that Billy Joel is playing a concert at Oriole Park at Camden Yards this year.

Let me explain.

Hogan announces series of initiatives to combat violent crime in Baltimore

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Gov. Larry Hogan today announced a package of programs and legislative proposals that would coordinate local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, increase the number of federal cases for gun charges and release new data on sentences given out by judges–all in the name of stemming violence in Baltimore.

Poll: Nearly half of Marylanders support sports betting

A sportsbook in Las Vegas. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

A plurality of Marylanders are in favor of bringing sports wagering to state casinos or racetracks, but the support falls just shy of the majority needed to pass a ballot referendum to amend the state’s constitution, according to a new poll by Gonzales Research & Media Services.