Ethan McLeod

Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in CityLab, Slate, Baltimore City Paper, DCist and elsewhere.

Council President Scott explains why he asked a judge to free his attacker from a 2009 robbery

Photo via Councilman Brandon Scott/Facebook

Ten years after being robbed of his phone by two teens while out walking his dog—an experience Brandon Scott says he never spoke about publicly until this week—the council president on Monday asked a judge to give one of his assailants a break after reconciling with him personally and watching him grow behind bars.

Baltimore is under a Code Red heat alert for the rest of the week

Photo by jypsygen, via Flickr

Baltimore’s health commissioner today declared a Code Red alert running from tomorrow through Sunday.

OIG says former DOT manager ‘publicly humiliated and demeaned’ employees; sources say it was Pourciau

Photo by Christopher Sessums, via Flickr

A higher-up at the city’s Department of Transportation resigned after a sprawling investigation into her conduct at the office, a tenure that included cases of her “demeaning” numerous employees to the point where it reduced departmental morale.

That individual was Michelle Pourciau, according to City Hall sources not authorized to speak publicly on the investigation.

Heavy Seas Beer is making a blonde ale that tastes like egg custard

Label art designed by Owen Murphy of One Drop Design Studio. Image courtesy of Heavy Seas Beer.

A summertime Baltimore staple has earned its own signature brew.