Ethan McLeod

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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 Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.

Statewide, 38 percent of families struggle to afford basic necessities, report says

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The percentage of families living below ALICE standards in Baltimore, via United Way of Central Maryland

Forty-seven percent of Baltimore’s households aren’t bringing in enough income to afford basic household necessities like food, transportation, housing, health care, child care and tax bills, according to a new report from the United Way of Central Maryland.

City’s lawyers will help job seekers expunge criminal records at upcoming WorkBaltimore convention

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Photo via Wikimedia Commons

The city’s Law Department plans to offer thousands of attendees at an upcoming employment convention downtown the chance to clear many types of arrests and convictions—or at least kick off the process of doing so—through an expungement clinic.

Baltimore’s trash wheels are getting their very own festival, with food trucks and lots of beer

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Flyer via Healthy Harbor Initiative

The cult dedicated to Baltimore’s premier floating, garbage-eating machines will likely grow this fall, with a planned fan festival offering all-you-can-drink beer, food trucks and art inspired by the two web-savvy harbor cleaners.

PinBaltimore 2018 packs three days of pinball, live music, art and more into Holy Frijoles

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A woman plays a The Addams Family pinball machine at Holy Frijoles, host venue to PinBaltimore 2018. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

Geoffrey Danek has been an avid collector of pinball machines for years, but it wasn’t until 2015 that he went to his first-ever tournament at The Windup Space to play with fellow aficionados of the game.

Citing ‘children running amok’ in taproom, Union Craft to go adults-only for evenings

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Logo via Union Craft Brewing

Union Craft Brewing’s sprawling new digs offer a fun place for drinkers to gather and play, with cornhole sets, a nifty old trailer-photo booth, game machines and more. It might just be too fun, when it comes to families.

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