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]

Ghostface Killah and Raekwon announce March show

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

Study: Crashes more than twice as common on I-83 as other MD highways

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I-83 near the Orleans Street bridge. Photo by Wikimedia user Groupuscule.

Interstate 83 experiences more than twice as many car crashes as all other comparable Maryland highways, with the average driver exceeding posted speed limits along the stretch of the interstate that runs through the city, according to a new study by the Baltimore Department of Transportation.

As contract expires, BSO management, musicians remain in stalemate over cuts

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Image via the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Facebook page.

With their contract expiring at midnight last night, musicians in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra this morning condemned management for refusing to offer an extension and back off proposals to cut the group’s schedule from 52 weeks to 40 weeks.

Archdiocese establishes independent system for reporting abuse, misconduct

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Archbishop of Baltimore William Lori. Photo via Archdiocese of Baltimore.

In response to a 2018 report from a Pennsylvania grand jury detailing years of abuse by Catholic priests, the Archdiocese of Baltimore is establishing a third-party system for reporting allegations of sexual assault and misconduct by members of the church, Archbishop William E. Lori announced Tuesday morning.

Utility companies offer relief to furloughed federal workers

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Federal government employees and contractors now in the third week of furlough thanks to the government shutdown can receive relief from their water and electricity bills.

Single Carrot Theatre to leave Remington, focus on site-specific plays around the city

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Photo by Brandon Weigel

After five years of calling Remington home, Single Carrot Theatre is planning to leave its N. Howard Street space, and the next time you see the experimental troupe perform, it may be in someone’s house, an old church or unleased commercial space.

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