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Happy Thanksgiving



We’re taking the day off to be with family and friends.  We’ll be back tomorrow with more stories. Happy Thanksgiving!

SAT Changes Make it Harder to Know Chances as College Applicant



SAT scores came out today from the March test (the first of the redesigned SAT). Of course, juniors got a glimpse of what the new test would be like in October, when they took the redesigned PSAT. Now my students are racing to find out what their scores mean. College Board came up with an online SAT Score Converter, which can also be found on the app store.

Need a fun, flexible Job in ad sales? Look no further than the Baltimore Fishbowl!


We’re looking for an ad sales rep with strong presentation and communication skills who can really sell.  If you’ve been in print and are looking for the next place to go, come join the world of digital advertising!  (Even better if you have experience in digital advertising!)

We all work from home at the Baltimore Fishbowl, so the right person for the job will be self-motivated, able to manage a CRM system (Customer Relationship Management) and maintain communication with staff.  The position is outside sales and perfect for that special sales person who enjoys visiting businesses, networking and an independent work day. The ideal candidate is plugged into the local communities we are covering.

We are building a team, so full-time and part-time commission-based positions are available. Interested? Email [email protected]


Bolton Hill: Engaged Urban Living


Welcome to our new series “Neighborhood  Watch,” which reveals the character of  a city neighborhood through the eyes of residents who live there.  All photos by Tyler Merbler.

 It was a damp February Friday and I was out of breath by the time I reached Mount Royal Tavern.  I had just missed the Circulator downtown and didn’t have the luxury of waiting 20 minutes for the next one, so I huffed it north, hoping I wouldn’t be too late to meet up at The Mount Royal Tavern with Bolton Hill residents Kevin and Sarah Cross.  Kevin and I met through a mutual friend and through the wonders of Facebook and Twitter, I learned that Kevin has a wealth of knowledge of all things Baltimore.  On social media, he’d comment on the history of the city, upcoming festivals, or anything and everything going on around town.  When I decided to highlight neighborhoods in Baltimore through the eyes of quintessential residents, I knew he and his wife Sarah would be the perfect place to start.


This was my first visit to the Mount Royal Tavern; it was everything I desire from a bar.  Cash only.  Old men tending bar.  An elderly patron calling me her shield from unsolicited advances.  The bartenders are heavy on the whiskey in their whiskey sodas, which pretty much cinched MRT for me.  It was like Club Charles if they had exchanged all the hipsters for quirky lifetime locals and replaced the art deco decor with absurd, ever-changing art, like the erotica-themed pieces that lined the walls that night.

Mt. Washington Tavern Fire Extinguished, Owners Leave Message of Thanks on Facebook


The fire that started at the popular bar and restaurant at about 5 a.m. this morning has been put out by the Baltimore City Fire Department. Relieved that no one was hurt and moved by the outpouring of support from the community, the owners posted this message on the tavern’s Facebook page:

To our valued customers, friends, 

What a morning. We may be down but we are certainly not out. The fire has taken the Tavern for now but we look very forward to rebuilding and being better than ever. 

We are so thankful for the outpouring of support already and even more so that our customers and employees were unharmed. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. We will keep you posted as news develops and look forward to celebrating with you at our grand re-opening. 

Rob and Dave and the whole MWT team

Tuition and Tutoring: Is It Worth It?


New York City private school Riverdale is taking it on the chin after a New York Times article revealed that, in addition to the $40,000 per year in tuition, students