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]

DOT launches Slow Streets program to slow traffic on roads for distancing

A pedestrian uses the temporary path in Druid Hill Park. Image via the Baltimore City Department of Transportation’s Twitter page.

Starting next week, the Department of Transportation is accepting applications for streets that should be mostly closed off to vehicular traffic, allowing for socially distanced walking and recreation.

Asia North Festival goes virtual on July 17

Clockwise: Musician Ellen Zhang, a painting by Nahid Navab, a painting by Nico Gozal, percussionist Sebastian Wang performs. Courtesy: Station North Arts District.

Last year, the Asia North Festival brought Asian cuisine, drinks and music to Graffiti Alley for a three-day celebration of Asian and Asian-American culture.

This year, the event was originally scheduled for April 4, but as we all know, COVID-19 happened.

Thankfully, this year’s Asia North Festival will get a second digital edition on Friday, July 17, with artist talks, storytelling and musical performances.

Young announces new testing site, partnership with Hopkins, UMD and BUILD

Photo by Wally Gobetz, via Flickr

As the rate of positive COVID-19 tests in Southeast Baltimore remains persistently high, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young today announced the launch of a testing site at Iglesia de la Resurrección en Baltimore church and a new partnership to bring more mobile testing sites to other parts of the city.

Ravens defer 2020 season tickets, expect crowds of fewer than 14,000 if fans can attend

Photo by Brandon Weigel

The Baltimore Ravens are deferring 2020 season tickets to the following season, and if any fans are allowed in M&T Bank Stadium amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be a significantly smaller amount than a typical game day, the team announced.

Parking meter enforcement to resume in Baltimore on July 13

Photo by Jeff Kubina, via Flickr, CC-by-2.0.

Sorry, Baltimore, the days of free parking are over.

Starting July 13, municipal workers will once again patrol city streets to make sure motorists have paid for parking, the Department of Transportation, Parking Authority of Baltimore City and Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced today.

New trailer teases forthcoming GTTF book “I Got a Monster”

Image still via YouTube.

“It makes me bitter, because it f—ed my life up.”

So says one of the victims of the Gun Trace Task Force, a rogue Baltimore Police Department unit that was federally indicted in 2017 and charged with robbing citizens, dealing drugs, planting evidence, overtime fraud and other misconduct.

Hogan announces virtual book tour as he reportedly considers 2024 presidential run

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Gov. Larry Hogan will kick off a book tour later this month, joining well-known Republican figures to discuss his political memoir due out July 28, titled “Still Standing: Surviving Cancer, Riots, and the Toxic Politics that Divide America.”

Today’s announcement comes as the governor considers a 2024 run for president, according to The New York Times.