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]

Patton Oswalt coming to the Lyric in November

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Comedian, actor and recent social media do-gooder Patton Oswalt is performing stand-up at the Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric on Nov. 9.

DPW developing long-term waste management plan

DPW’s new smart cans. Photo by Ethan McLeod

With the city’s largest landfill approaching capacity, the viability of the Baltimore Refuse Energy Systems Co. (BRESCO) waste-to-energy plant in question and the city having one of the worst recycling rates in Maryland, Baltimore’s Department of Public Works is developing a long-term plan for recycling and disposing of waste.

And the agency wants the public’s input.

Hopkins releases draft of police bill, and critics already have concerns

Photo of Gilman Hall at Johns Hopkins University. Photo by callison-burch, via Flickr.

Johns Hopkins University today released a draft of the Maryland General Assembly bill that would give the college its own police force, with officers patrolling properties owned or leased by the school and the department answering to an accountability board made up of students, faculty, staff and residents of the neighborhoods surrounding the three main campuses.

According to the text of the bill, officers would have “primary responsibility” for theft, burglary and motor vehicle taking, all Category 1 offenses under the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program.

Major construction on B-W Parkway to begin in March, delays expected

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Crews are scheduled to start work in March to replace three bridges running over the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, add an auxiliary lane and other projects that will cause traffic delays, the Baltimore City Department of Transportation announced today.

True Vine is relocating to Station North

Photo by Brandon Weigel.

True Vine Record Shop is moving to a N. Charles Street space in Station North following the last day of business at its Hampden location.

Ghostface Killah and Raekwon announce March show


Fresh off a few reunion shows celebrating the 25th anniversary of “Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers),” and with time to kill before the Wu-Tang Clan heads to Europe for the Gods of Rap Tour with Public Enemy and De La Soul, members Ghostface Killah and Raekwon are plotting some shows, including a March 31 gig at Baltimore Soundstage.

Long-time WBAL radio anchor Dave Durian dies

Dave Durian broadcasts from Valley View Farms. Courtesy: WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5

Dave Durian, the long-time morning host on WBAL 1090, died early Monday after a battle with lung cancer and a stroke, the station announced this morning. He was 72.

Hopkins is buying the Newseum building in D.C.

Photo by David Monack via Wikimedia Commons

Johns Hopkins University is buying the Newseum building on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C., with an eye toward consolidating its academic programs in the nation’s capital.

The Washington Post was first to report the story.

City approves $318K for temporary fixes to Federal Hill park

Photo via Councilman Eric Costello’s Facebook page.

The Baltimore City Board of Estimates this morning approved $318,000 for the repair of Federal Hill Park after a part of the eastern slope eroded away in December.

Of that, $150,000 comes from the state and $118,000 from the Baltimore Casino Local Development Council, an advisory board in the mayor’s office that consults on spending local impact funds and other casino revenue.*

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.