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.

State police talking with BPD about re-investigating Sean Suiter’s death

Det. Sean Suiter. Photo via Baltimore Police Department.

Eighteen months out from the perplexing and unsolved on-the-job death of Det. Sean Suiter, the Baltimore Police Department and Maryland State Police are in talks to conduct a joint investigation of the case.

Developer drops out of Woodberry Station project hours after surprise demolition

Photo by Ethan McLeod

The developer behind a once-planned 55-unit apartment building in Woodberry has dropped out of the project after contractors razed two historic stone mill homes intended to be incorporated into the building–apparently unbeknownst to the builder.

“I have notified the owners of the property that I have decided to remove myself and CLD Partners from the Woodberry Project partnership effective immediately,” said Christopher Mfume, managing partner of CLD Partners, in a statement sent out around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Lake Montebello is getting its own monthly market series, starting this weekend

Photo courtesy of Live Baltimore

Upon moving to Coldstream Homestead Montebello last September, Nicole Foster and her husband Dwight Campbell found themselves wanting for more at their neighborhood’s namesake lake.

“We noticed that after walking the lake, people would just kind of walk and go home,” Foster says. “There was no gathering place for people, there was no place for people to get a cup of coffee, get a sandwich or anything like that.”

Developer razes 1840s mill homes in Woodberry, months after agreeing to preserve them

Photo by Ethan McLeod

A city design and review panel this year gave the thumbs up for a 55-unit apartment building on Clipper Road that would, at the community’s pleading, embed two preserved 1840s stone mill homes within its design in a good-faith nod to the community’s history.

But to neighbors’ and city preservationists’ dismay, this morning those two homes were reduced to twin piles of rubble.

Maven, GM’s car-sharing service, pulling out of Baltimore

Photo by John F. Martin, via Maven/GM

Just over two years since General Motors-backed car-sharing app Maven debuted in Baltimore, the company is leaving town.