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

  • 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....

  • Murder Ink 11/23/16: 9 murders this week; 280 murders this year

    Murder Ink 11/23/16: 9 murders this week; 280 murders this year

    Nine people were killed in Baltimore last week, including the namesake son of a whistleblower who was fired last year from the Housing Authority. Two days had two murders each. One day had three murders. Police charged a woman with attempted murder for allegedly shooting a 30-year-old man after...

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