Congratulations to Staff Writer Edward Ericson Jr. and Design Director Joe MacLeod

Editor's notes:

The winners of the


2012 Association of Alternative Newsweeklies

Awards have been announced, and

City Paper

won in two categories among member alt-weeklies with circulations larger than 50,000:

Staff Writer

Edward Ericson Jr.

’s piece, “

” (Feature, June 1, 2011) won first place in the Special Topic: Economic Inequality category.

And Design Director

Joe MacLeod

won third place in the Cover Design category for a collection of three covers: “

” (Nov .16, 2011), “

” (Dec. 7, 2011), and “

” (Dec. 28, 2011).


Congratulations, Joe and Ed!

In late May

we bid goodbye to Music Editor

Michael Byrne

. After five years at


, Michael is headed to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in the fall to study physics. We wish him all the best.