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]

Baltimore Museum of Art to reopen sculpture gardens on Wednesday

The Ryda and Robert H. Levi Sculpture Garden at The Baltimore Museum of Art. Photo by Mitro Hood.

The Baltimore Museum of Art will reopen its sculpture gardens to the public on Wednesday, allowing visitors to roam the outdoor space filled with works by Auguste Rodin, Joan Miró, José Ruiz de Rivera and others.

Baltimore County announces deal to secure COVID-19 testing materials

The Baltimore County Courthouse. Photo by James G. Howes, via Wikipedia.

Baltimore County reached a deal with local company Becton, Dickinson and Company to purchase coronavirus testing supplies, a development officials said would ramp up the county’s testing ability over the coming weeks and months.

A division of the Sparks-based medical technology company, BD Integrated Diagnostic Solutions, will supply 2,000 test kits per week with the swabs and vials needed to collect samples.

Mayor Young moves Baltimore into phase two of coronavirus recovery plan

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Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young today moved Baltimore into phase two of its coronavirus recovery plan, loosening restrictions on retail businesses, indoor dining, sports games and other places and activities, effective 5 p.m. tonight.

“After carefully weighing a combination of factors, including our health-related data [and] the economic impacts of continuing the closures, and I have made the decision to expand reopenings,” Young said.

Frosh announces settlement with Ticketmaster over Hippodrome resale tickets

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The Maryland Attorney General’s Office reached a settlement with Ticketmaster after thousands of patrons were charged fees buying resale tickets for events at the Hippodrome Theatre, Attorney General Brian Frosh announced today.

Maryland Jockey Club moves to restrict Lasix for 2-year-old horses

Cloud Computing edges out Classic Empire to win the 2017 Preakness Stakes. Photo by World Red Eye.

The Stronach Group, owners of the Maryland Jockey Club, announced in a letter to the Maryland Racing Commission today that the company is moving to restrict the use of Lasix on 2-year-old horses at its Maryland tracks.

Stronach will use a method the company has already employed at Hallandale Beach, Florida-based track Gulfstream Park and write a ban on administration of the drug 24 hours before post time into the conditions of the race, meaning all the entrants must comply.

O’s selling F16HT T-shirts highlighting Mancini’s partnership with the Colorectal Cancer Alliance

Courtesy: Baltimore Orioles

In March, as the coronavirus shut down Major League Baseball, the Orioles announced outfielder Trey Mancini left spring training a week prior because a malignant tumor was removed from his colon.

Mancini revealed in April he has Stage III cancer and he started chemotherapy earlier that month.

Hampdenfest canceled due to coronavirus pandemic

Baltimore’s end of summer party featuring the annual toilet bowl races. Credit: Tedd Henn.

Hampdenfest, the late-summer festival bringing toilet bowl races and punk and indie rock to the heart of Hampden, has been canceled due to coronavirus, organizers announced last night.