Edward Ericson Jr.

Writer

Edward Ericson Jr. has been a reporter since 1987. He as written for the Providence Journal-Bulletin, The Hartford Courant's Northeast Magazine, The Washington Monthly, SPIN, and Harper's, as well as the Orlando Weekly, Detroit Metro Times, and the late, lamented Columbus (Ohio) Guardian and Advocate newsweeklies of Massachusetts and Connecticut. He likes fraudsters, bureaucrats, drug dealers, business titans, cops, scientists, barflies and politicians in equal measure, and finds all of their stories scintillating.

Recent Articles

  • Murder Ink 12/14/16: 3 murders this week; 299 murders this year

    Murder Ink 12/14/16: 3 murders this week; 299 murders this year

    Police captured the man they say killed a 73-year-old Hungarian immigrant on Pulaski Highway on December 2. Three more homicides bring Baltimore to the brink of its second year of at least 300. Friday, December 9 9:45 p.m. Keith Ramsey, a 32-year-old African-American man, was on the 2600 block...

  • Murder Ink 12/7/16: 9 murders this week; 296 murders this year

    Murder Ink 12/7/16: 9 murders this week; 296 murders this year

    A day with five homicides, including a mass shooting and double-murder kicked off the week, which ended with three unidentified bodies found in a house in Harlem Park, all shot to death. Baltimore added nine more dead bodies to the year's murder tally, edging inexorably toward its second year of...

  • City Council members say their long goodbyes

    City Council members say their long goodbyes

    On the last day for most of its members, the Baltimore City Council passed, without discussion, the first comprehensive rezoning plan the city has had in 40 years. It also advanced a bill that would provide city residents special I.D. cards to help streamline the provision of city services. And...

  • State agency improperly collects millions from developmentally disabled, declines to offer refunds

    State agency improperly collects millions from developmentally disabled, declines to offer refunds

    A state agency improperly collected more than $4 million from its disabled clients and then decided it would be too expensive to figure out how to refund the money.  That's just one finding in a state legislative audit of the Developmental Disabilities Administration of the Maryland Department...

  • Unpacking the Peppadew: What's real, what's fake and does it matter?

    Unpacking the Peppadew: What's real, what's fake and does it matter?

    We cracked the Peppadew code. Come at us, coppers. Back in March we went on a quest to discover what makes the Peppadew tick, where it comes from, why it's patented, and how we could bootleg them ("Thugs," Armed Guards and the Black Market for Delicious Patented Pickled Peppers). We had to do it...

  • The last homeless man in Port Covington

    The last homeless man in Port Covington

    Crossing the train tracks under the highway near the Schuster Concrete building, Jim Petway looks hale and hearty on this sunny Friday morning. He looks pretty good for a guy who is being evicted from a tent. "They came down here last week and gave me 'til the 17th to vacate," he says on Nov. 5....

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