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 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.

Correction in works for errors in Affordable Housing Trust bill that would vastly reduce funding

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The legislation that Baltimore City Council members passed and sent to Mayor Catherine Pugh’s desk in October was supposed to allocate around $13 million to the city’s new Affordable Housing Trust Fund by raising taxes on certain real estate transactions.

But it appears an error in the bill text has significantly reduced the actual sum that those tax changes would bring in for the trust. It comes down to several words.

Planet Fitness moving into Marshalls space at Mondawmin Mall

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It’s no brand new movie theater, but at least it’ll get people moving.

Police ID officer who fired at car following shooting near Gilmor Homes

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The Baltimore Police Department has identified the officer who shot at a car outside the Gilmor Homes in West Baltimore on Saturday night.

In split vote, Board of Estimates approves 30 percent water rate bump through June 2022


Baltimore’s spending board has signed off on yet another steep three-year hike in the city’s water and sewer rates, set to begin this July.