Tag: cold weather

‘Recycled,’ Not ‘Returned’: How City Schools May Have Actually Lost Out on $66 Million to Fix Schools

Baltimore City Public Schools headquarters on North Avenue. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

The figure $66 million has popped up again and again during the recent debate on heating and facilities repairs at city schools.

Amid Cold Spell, DPW Tracks Water Main Breaks and Repairs on Interactive Map

Broken (red), in-repair (yellow) and fixed (blue) water mains. Still from map, via Baltimore City DPW.

As of around 4 p.m. today, city work crews and contractors are dealing with as many as 95 water mains that have busted in Baltimore City and County due to the ongoing frigid cold spell.

Baltimore Could See Daily Record Low Temperature During Tonight’s Freeze Warning

Courtesy Don from USA (Flickr), via Wikimedia Commons

Unless you’ve been sitting next to a space heater or wood stove every hour of this week, you probably already noticed cold weather season has arrived. If forecasters are right, tonight’s low temperature for Baltimore could go down in the record books.

Cold Weather Temporarily Freezes Smith Island Away from the World

Courtesy Maryland DNR/Twitter

The blast of Arctic weather this week hasn’t been enjoyable for most around the state (save for the kids getting out of school on the Eastern Shore), but for dwellers of Smith Island in the Chesapeake Bay, it was particularly isolating.

Frigid Forecast Brings First ‘Code Blue’ Alert for Baltimore City

Courtesy Don from USA (Flickr), via Wikimedia Commons

Baltimore is bracing for some brisk weather this week, which has led City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen to issue her first “Code Blue” alert warning everyone to get inside and stay warm.

Holiday Gift Guide 2016 – Gifts For the Outdoor Enthusiast



Welcome to the Baltimore Fishbowl Local Gift Guide series. We’ll be featuring ten themed items each week through the holidays. Let us help you find that special something for everyone on your list, while supporting local businesses, and getting out to shop in different parts of this diverse and thriving city.

The Best Ways to Beat the Cold in Baltimore



We’re through with winter–unfortunately, it doesn’t look like winter is quite through with us yet. Luckily, denial is wonderful medicine. Here are five excellent ways to trick yourself into forgetting that it’s freezing outside: