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]

2 EMS providers, 1 BPD officer test positive for COVID-19

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announces three first responders tested positive for coronavirus.

Two EMS providers with the Baltimore City Fire Department and one Baltimore police officer in the Eastern District tested positive for COVID-19, city officials announced today.

In response to estimated population drop, Young reiterates focus on upcoming Census

Photo by soomness, via Flickr

Baltimore’s population dipped below 600,000 people, according to new estimates released this morning by the U.S. Census Bureau, the lowest total in more than a century.

With no start to baseball in sight, Camden Yards workers ask O’s for relief

Oriole Park at Camden Yards during a July 16 game against the Washington Nationals. Photo by Brandon Weigel.

On what should have been Opening Day for Major League Baseball, baseball players are all at home and fans are watching replays of their favorite team’s classic games as part of #OpeningDayAtHome.

Earlier this month, MLB suspended the start of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic, joining every major sports league in either delaying or cancelling games and tournaments.

For Orioles fans, that means the absence of a rite of spring and summer: taking in a game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards or following along at home on TV or the radio. But for the workers who staff the stadium–pouring beers or selling food–the lack of baseball means a loss of critical wages.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra launches trove of online videos, podcasts

Marin Alsop conducts the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The 2020-2021 season will be her last as music director. Photo courtesy of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Unable to open up the doors of the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall for concerts, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is taking its performances online.

Earlier today, the orchestra launched BSO OffStage, a collection of videos and podcasts that feature recital performances by the orchestra’s musicians, archival footage, masterclasses, interviews and discussions of classical works by some of the masters.

Harrison denies BPD officer tested positive for COVID-19; city provides update on food distribution

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison denied rumors that an officer tested positive for coronavirus, saying there are no confirmed cases in the department.

“However, given the nature of this virus, it’s possible this could change,” he said.

Howard County court employee tests positive for COVID-19

The District Court of Maryland In Howard County located in Ellicott City. Image via Google Street View.

An employee at the District Court of Maryland in Howard County tested positive for coronavirus, the Maryland Judiciary announced today.

La Cuchara sets up online market to sell eggs, produce and other staples during pandemic

The bar at La Cuchara

Starting this week, La Cuchara will use its sleek space in Meadow Mill to fulfill orders for an online market, allowing customers to buy items such as eggs, produce, milk and other staples online and pick them up to-go.

And they’ll carry a number of gourmet items sourced from local farms, including New York strip steak, aged goat cheese and raw unpeeled shrimp.