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]

Capital Gazette, Carroll County Times and other Baltimore Sun community papers form union

Front row, from left. Erin Logan, Baltimore Sun Media Group; Libby Solomon, Baltimore Sun Media Group; Danielle Ohl, Capital Gazette; Jess Nocera, Baltimore Sun Media Group; Jack Chavez, Baltimore Sun Media Group; Top row, from left. Megan Woodward, Carroll County Times; Cody Boteler, Baltimore Sun Media Group; Lauren Lumpkin, Capital Gazette; Erin Hard, Baltimore Sun Media Group; and Selene San Felice, Capital Gazette.

Community reporters and journalists at community papers within the Baltimore Sun Media Group unionized today, calling for higher wages and a more stable work environment.

The group, known as the Chesapeake News Guild, covers about 50 reporters, photographers, designers and copy editors at The Capital in Annapolis, Carroll County Times, The Aegis in Harford County, Howard County Times and other local news organizations owned and managed by the local media company.

DDm announces ‘Holiday Slay,’ a night of storytelling and music on Dec. 15

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There’s no shortage of events during the holiday season offering songs, stories and/or cheer. But “Holiday Slay,” scheduled for Dec. 15 at the Metro Gallery, promises much more.

Event Pick: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ begins its run at the Hippodrome

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The goal of our site’s Event Picks is to make you a match, find you a find, catch you a catch when it comes to tracking down great ways to spend your free time. We look all across the interwebs to make you a perfect match. And that’s why we’re directing you to the Hippodrome Theatre tonight, for the first night of a five-day run of the classic musical “Fiddler on the Roof.”

Premiere: Watch the video for local noise musician Jeff Carey’s ‘EXT’

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For his fourth album, “Zero Player Game,” local noise musician Jeff Carey used custom software and manipulated it with a joystick and video game controller to “an intensely artificial sound world where beats and bass lines are replaced with an elastic structure of synthetic texture, feedback and bit crushed noise blasts,” per a release.

The Sun newsroom receives buyout offers from Tribune Publishing

Today’s edition of The Baltimore Sun.

In an effort to stave off future job cuts, Tribune Publishing, the parent company of The Sun, Chicago Tribune and seven other newspapers, offered company-wide buyout offers today in a memo sent to managers.

Golden West Cafe takes on new investors with an eye toward expansion

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Golden West Cafe, the eclectic restaurant serving Southwestern food in Hampden for the last two decades, is taking on new investors with an eye toward expanding its current space on The Avenue and possibly opening other locations, co-owner Samantha Claassen said.

Tenants for revamped Broadway Market announced

A sign shows a rendering of the redeveloped north pavilion of Broadway Market. Photo by Brandon Weigel.

Connie’s Chicken and Waffles,¬†Taharka Brothers Ice Cream, Thai Street and a bar overseen by Dooby’s owner Phil Han are just some of the tenants coming to the food hall in the revamped north pavilion of Broadway Market, Mayor Catherine Pugh announced today.

A recap of Baltimore Fishbowl’s 2018 election stories

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It’s finally here: Election Day. While many across the country will be focused on the Democrats’ chances of taking back one or both houses of Congress, there’s no shortage of interesting races going on here in Maryland. Since the primary, Baltimore Fishbowl has written stories about and/or interviewed some of the candidates on the ballot.

Here’s a quick roundup of our coverage.

Legendary local rock club The Ottobar to be sold

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The Ottobar, the local rock club that started in 1997 in a modest space downtown and grew to be a North Baltimore institution for local musicians and touring acts alike, will have new owners, the club announced in a Facebook post today.

Record and Tape Traders in Towson to close after 40 years

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After 40 years in business, Record and Tape Traders in Towson, the last location of a once-robust local chain, will close, according to a post on the store’s Facebook page.