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.

Planned bar in Old Goucher aims to be an ‘eclectic, mixed-century living room’

Photo via Google Street View

There’s “a rising tide” of new restaurants, coffee shops and bars that’s happening in North Baltimore’s Old Goucher neighborhood, says Bryan Ranere.

Poll: Md. voters would pick Hogan over Van Hollen in hypothetical 2022 Senate matchup

Gov. Larry Hogan (left) and U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen

A new poll makes a case for Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to take on incumbent Sen. Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat, for his seat in 2022.

Zombie Bird scooters spotted (and impounded) in South Baltimore

Photo courtesy of Mileah Kromer

After over a year of renting out its electric two-wheelers here in Baltimore, Santa Monica-based Bird was not among the quartet of firms picked for operating permits back in August. Its exclusion spurred an exodus of the sleek, black devices while others remained or launched their fleets.

So, Mileah Kromer was a bit surprised when she saw four of them sitting lined up on the sidewalk outside Riverside Park this morning while she was out walking her dog.

Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap board says comeback possible, seeks ‘more sustainable’ financing

The entrance to the Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

As soon as the announcement went out that the Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap is closing, the responses–from families, teachers, others–began to pour in.

It was “overwhelming,” says board member Alessa Giampaolo Keener. “There were lots of encouraging words from the community.”

There are also some offers of potential financial support. While Tuesday’s announcement about the closure made no mention of plans to reopen, Keener says those offers–plus the outpouring of support from locals–have board members mulling a comeback.

Rudy Chow to step down as Baltimore DPW director in February

Outgoing DPW Director Rudy Chow (at center) along side former Mayor Catherine Pugh (left) and 11th District Councilman Eric Costello (right). Photo via Mayor Catherine Pugh/Twitter.

After nine years serving with Baltimore’s Department of Public Works, most of that time as its director, Rudy Chow is set to retire next February.