Brandon Weigel

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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]

Mayor Young ends limits on outdoor gatherings, eases restrictions on indoor spaces

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Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Photo by soomness.

Effective at 5 p.m. today, Baltimore City will lift restrictions on many large, outdoor gatherings to slow the spread of coronavirus, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced.

The mayor also loosened restrictions on events in large indoor rooms, such as hotel ballrooms, banquet rooms and meeting halls, allowing them to open at 50 percent capacity.

COVID-19 rapid testing site opens at Mondawmin Mall

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The former Target at Mondawmin Mall in March 2017. Photo by Eli Pousson, via Flickr.

A new COVID-19 rapid test site has opened in the parking lot outside the former Target store at Mondawmin Mall, officials announced today.

CVS Health, through its licensed provider MinuteClinic, is staffing the site, which is run out of a tent in the lot. Patients do not have to pay any money for a test and should receive results on-the-spot.

Statue outside US Lacrosse pays tribute to Yeardley Love 10 years after her death

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Credit: Ann Kitt Carpenetti of US Lacrosse.

A new statue outside the US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks pays tribute to Yeardley Love, a Notre Dame Preparatory School alumna and University of Virginia lacrosse player who was killed 10 years ago.

Maryland Science Center to reopen July 2 at limited capacity

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The inside of the Maryland Science Center. Photo by A. Currell, via Flickr.

The Maryland Science Center will reopen on July 2, bringing back the museum’s educational programming and exhibits at a limited capacity and with added guidelines to guard against the threat of coronavirus.

The Senator Theatre partners with ShortsTV on new virtual series

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The inside of the Senator Theater on York Road in 2014. Photo by Amy Davis,
used with permission.

Starting this week, Baltimore cinephiles can watch a series of short films and help support The Senator Theatre, which, like theaters across the country, has had to shutdown to limit the spread of coronavirus.

How NBA vet Rex Chapman helped the Ouzo Bay video spread like wildfire

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Image via the Atlas Restaurant Group’s Facebook page.

On Monday night, after video from a Black woman showed her son being denied service at Ouzo Bay because of his attire, even though a white boy who was similarly dressed had just finished his meal, the restaurant’s owner, Atlas Restaurant Group, released a statement promising to change.

The company called the incident “disturbing” and pledged to revise its controversial dress code, which critics had already decried as racist, so it doesn’t apply to children age 12 and younger.

Atlas apologized to the woman who posted the video, Marcia Grant, and her son, Dallas, and said the manager seen enforcing the dress code had been placed on indefinite leave.

Correction: Monday Afternoon Headlines

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An earlier version of the Monday Afternoon Headlines contained an unfortunate typo about the Black Lives Matter movement, and the erroneous headline went out in our evening newsletter. It has since been corrected. We regret the mistake and apologize for the offensive error and for offending all who support this important movement.

Monday Afternoon Headlines: Man charged in killing of pregnant girlfriend, toddler says he’s innocent; Black Lives Matter mural covers street in Patterson Park and more

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Man charged in fatal shooting of pregnant girlfriend, toddler in Baltimore says he is innocent; held without bail — The Sun

New Black Lives Matter mural covers street in Patterson Park — WMAR

Baltimore could face unintended cost following Council’s cut of mounted police unit — Baltimore Brew

When Will The Trash Get Picked Up? Another Unknown That Some City Residents Take On — WYPR

Ravens HC John Harbaugh Remains ‘Confident’ NFL Season Will Be Played As Scheduled — PressBox

Correction: An earlier version of the Monday Afternoon Headlines contained an unfortunate typo about the Black Lives Matter movement, and the erroneous headline went out in our evening newsletter. It has since been corrected. We regret the mistake and apologize for the offensive error and for offending all who support this important movement.

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