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 9/28/16: 8 murders this week; 231 murders this year

    Murder Ink 9/28/16: 8 murders this week; 231 murders this year

    The pace of murders continues to increase in Baltimore, which has exceeded the one-murder-per-day threshold for three months running. A mass shooting this weekend at Greenmount Avenue and E. Preston Street claimed no fatalities among the eight shot. Monday, September 19 10:30 p.m. Marcus Edwards,...

  • Who wins and loses with the new water bill hike

    Who wins and loses with the new water bill hike

    A new Baltimore City water billing system will save the owners of vacant properties more than $2 million annually, and other customers will have to pick up the slack. The windfall for those who own vacants—their water bills will be reduced by more than half—is a side-effect of Baltimore's new BaltiMeter...

  • Murder Ink 9/21/16: 7 murders this week; 223 murders this year

    Murder Ink 9/21/16: 7 murders this week; 223 murders this year

    In addition to 11 non-fatal shootings (one a double), one barricaded suspect (arrested without violence), and a fatal hit-and-run on a pedestrian, which does not count as a murder even though Anthony Wayne, 39, was killed unlawfully, there were six murders last week. Another person, who died in...

  • Eyes On The Prize: A story of addiction and recovery

    Eyes On The Prize: A story of addiction and recovery

    "I got back to Baltimore four months and started back up [using heroin]," Holly Botts says. She is strolling purposefully along the paved pathway of Carroll Park, with maybe 100 other walkers and a few runners, past an equal number of support people volunteering and/or working for the city's drug...

  • Port Covington TIF is a go

    Port Covington TIF is a go

    With no discussion tonight, the City Council passed three bills granting Sagamore Development the $660 million tax increment financing package it seeks to build a new headquarters for Under Armour plus a huge mixed-use development. While homeless advocates protested outside by shaking a can for...

  • Transgender woman shot to death, police look for clues

    Transgender woman shot to death, police look for clues

    Police arrived in vans and fanned out along the 3600 block of Fairview Avenue in Forest Park, slipping fliers under car windshields and knocking on doors, asking if anyone knows anything about Crystal Edmonds or the person who put a bullet in her head this morning.  It was 3:18 a.m. Police found...

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