Ethan McLeod

Ethan is Baltimore Fishbowl's associate editor. He previously covered Baltimore-area news as a web producer for Fox45/WBFF-TV. Before arriving in Baltimore, he worked as an assistant editor for CQ Researcher in Washington D.C., and a reporter for Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. Look for his freelance bylines in Baltimore City Paper and DCist.

Event Pick: Celebrate Jason’s Friday the 13th reign at The Windup Space

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If you’re a superstitious one, you’re walking around on eggshells today fearing you’ll be a victim of bad luck. If you’re a child of the ’80s—or one born and raised on horror flicks—you know that this is Jason’s day.

Petition calls on Hopkins to end partnership with ICE, citing agency’s ‘brutal’ immigration policies

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in 2011, via U.S. Department of Homeland Security

For the last nine years, Johns Hopkins University has partnered with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other public agencies and associations on training programs within the School of Education, in a program called the Division of Public Safety Leadership. Now, citing ICE’s deportation and detention policies under the Trump administration, students, faculty, alumni and community members are calling on Hopkins to end the partnership immediately.

Hoping to halt cannabis industry outages, regulators disable automated patient-tracking tool for dispensaries

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As of this morning, the software company overseeing Maryland’s medical cannabis industry has temporarily disabled a tool that lets dispensaries automatically ensure patients aren’t purchasing more than their prescribed limit of marijuana.

Until the tool—known technically as an application programming interface (API)—is restored, retailers will need to manually type a patient’s identification number into a state database and check their purchase history to be sure they’re not selling someone more cannabis than what’s allowed.

Public meeting about Penn Station redevelopment set for July 31

An artist’s rendering of the future Baltimore Penn Station, via Amtrak

Amtrak and the 14 companies it’s chosen to re-do Baltimore Penn Station and the surrounding area are ready to meet with the public later this month.

BPD moving 115 officers to patrol to boost community presence, fight OT surge

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The Baltimore Police Department is shifting 115 officers to patrol shifts this week to reduce vacancies in each district and “have an increased presence on the street,” Acting Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle said Wednesday morning.

BOPA appoints CEO from within to succeed Bill Gilmore

Newly appointed BOPA CEO Donna Drew Sawyer (in white, at center), joined by Mayor Catherine Pugh and BOPA staff. Photo by Mark Dennis, courtesy of BOPA.

After 6 months without a CEO of the nonprofit that serves as the city’s official arts council, Mayor Catherine Pugh today announced Donna Drew Sawyer as the new head of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.