The most popular story on our site this week was Marion Winik’s soul-touching tribute to E-dubble, a Philadelphia rapper who lived in Hampden for some time and forged a bond with our columnist’s son, Vince. E-dubble, legally named Evan Wallace, befriended Vince years ago when the latter moved back to Baltimore after he graduated from music school. The towering, prodigious emcee and the recent graduate wound up performing around Baltimore and going on tour. Even after they went separate ways, they remained in touch.
Last month, days after they met up in Philadelphia, Williams was suddenly hospitalized with an infection and fell into a coma. He passed away weeks later.
“I feel the loss as a fan, as a friend, as a mother, as a fellow wordsmith and swimmer in the pool of the English language,” Winik writes. “He was not afraid to write about death. It was all through his work. I only wish we could hear what he would say now.”
Here were our other most-read stories from last weekend through today:
Ed Gunts – “Urban Landscape: Sagamore Pendry Hotel Three Weeks from Opening; Fairfield Inn and Suites Sells for $24M; New Restaurants in Clipper Mill, East Baltimore; $350K Houses in Hampden; Developers Vie for Lexington Street Property” – Monday, Feb. 27
Ed Gunts – “Seven-level Luxury Apartment Building Planned for North Roland Park” – Friday, Feb. 24
Cynthia McIntyre – “Pool, Tennis Court…Is This The Best House For Sale In Baltimore County?” – Tuesday, Feb. 28
Stephen Babcock – “Tree Falls on House in Towson During Wednesday’s Storms” – Thursday, March 2
Ed Gunts – “Baltimore Archdiocese Honors Fr. Richard Lawrence with ‘Homeless Jesus’ Sculpture” – Monday, Feb. 27
Ed Gunts – “Baltimore Clayworks Executive Director Sarah McCann Resigns” – Thursday, March 2
Ethan McLeod – “Mayor Pugh’s Announcement About Fix for $130M School Deficit Underwhelms” – Tuesday, Feb. 28
Ed Gunts – “Baltimore Center Stage Reopens After $28 Million Renovation” – Thursday, March 2
Ethan McLeod – “Maryland Ranked Eighth-Best State by U.S. News and World Report” – Tuesday, Feb. 28
- Friday Afternoon Headlines: Hogan working on a book; A huge, high-profile crowd for Cummings’ funeral in Baltimore; and more - October 25, 2019
- The city is throwing Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis a parade tomorrow - October 25, 2019
- Friday Morning Headlines: Councilman files resolution to fix 311 app; Suspicious envelope sent to WBFF-TV; and more - October 25, 2019