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.

Harrison declines to join Greater Baltimore Committee in endorsing spy plane, says it lacks evidence

The surveillance plane’s two “orbit areas” over Baltimore during its first test run in 2016. Photo via Police Foundation/BPD.

With yet another push underway to bring Persistent Surveillance Systems’ plane back to Baltimore skies, the city’s police commissioner said today he remains skeptical of the technology originally piloted in 2016, unbeknownst to the people it was surveilling.

Scott calls on mayor to commit projected $34M surplus to HVAC improvements for city schools

Baltimore City Public Schools headquarters on North Avenue. Photo by Eli Pousson/Baltimore Heritage, via Flickr.

Weeks after about 50 AC-less city schools ended classes early on multiple hot days, and months before chilly weather sets in, Council President Brandon Scott has asked the mayor to commit a projected $34 million surplus to address inadequate cooling and heating in schools.

After delay, city spending board approves $20M in cyber insurance

Photo by Christopher Sessums, via Flickr

UPDATED Wednesday at 10:45 a.m.: Nearly two months after punting on buying $20 million worth of cyber insurance for the city, officials approved the decision Wednesday morning.

With funds lacking, the Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap is shutting down

Photo via Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap/Facebook

After distributing more than $700,000 worth of school supplies over the last five years, the Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap is shutting down next month.

Wood-fired pizza, Thai and Indian food coming to Columbia’s Merriweather District

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Columbia’s planned Merriweather District is starting to grow its restaurant roster, with the Howard Hughes Corporation today announcing plans to bring in D.C.-born pizza chain Matchbox, a new Thai restaurant and an Indian-inspired eatery from a Hanover restaurateur.