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]
Under an agreement with the city, Lyft drivers will take residents of some South and West Baltimore neighborhoods to buy groceries for a flat $2.50 fare, no matter the distance traveled to get to the store.
The Grocery Access Program, as it’s called, will give eight rides to the store per month, from Nov. 18, 2019 to April 30, 2020, to 200 car-less residents who live in healthy food priority areas, previously known as food deserts, without a neighborhood grocery store offering nutritional foods such as fresh produce.
In the hope of drawing more families with children to games on school nights, the Orioles are pushing up the start time of some weeknight games in 2020, to 6:35 p.m. from 7:05 p.m.
The earlier first pitch will affect games before Memorial Day and after Labor Day, when kids are back in the classroom. In all, 16 home games will take place a half hour earlier as a result of the change, nine in April and May and seven in September.
Baltimore Sun reviewer Christina Tkacik thought the crab cakes at The Choptank were bland, the french fries were “cardboard-stiff,” the calamari had too much Old Bay (if there is such a thing) and the atmosphere was stuffy.
When asked about an op-ed from the president and CEO of the Y in Central Maryland decrying a lack of leadership, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young wanted to make one thing clear: He’s not the one murdering people in the city.
“I’m not committing the murders, and that’s what people need to understand,” he said.
Neither is Police Commissioner Michael Harrison. And these killings are not being committed by the members of the Baltimore City Council, either.