Elisa Lala

Elisa Lala

Elisa Lala is a Web Curator for PhillyVoice.com, tackling the Athenian task of sifting through the Internet to find, contextualize, organize, create and share valuable content. She is a millennial journalist who sleeps with her iPhone and blogs about her breakfast. Before joining PhillyVoice.com, Elisa was a Health Reporter at The Press of Atlantic City. Elisa was raised in South Philly and resides in Northern Liberties.

elisa@phillyvoice.com

February 24, 2017

Donations

Tweets by Ellen, J.K. Rowling propel Philly Muslim man's fundraiser for vandalized Jewish cemetery

In just three hours, an online fundraiser spearheaded by a Muslim man from Philadelphia to repair vandalized headstones at a Jewish cemetery near St. Louis met its $20,000 goal.

February 23, 2017

Laws

Jersey Shore town makes it illegal to release balloons into the air

Atlantic City became the latest Jersey Shore town to make it illegal to release helium-filled balloons into the atmosphere for the purpose of protecting sea life.

February 23, 2017

Pregnancy

Man reflects on wife's decision to carry to term baby she knows will die

An Oklahoma man shared a tribute to his pregnant wife on Facebook reflecting on her decision to carry their baby to term despite knowing that the child, to be born without a brain, will die.

February 23, 2017

Restaurants

Philly's Green Eggs Cafe bringing its brunch to the Shore this summer

Philadelphia restaurant Green Eggs Cafe will bring its popular brunch menu to the Shore this summer through a partnership with Keenan's Irish Pub in North Wildwood.

February 22, 2017

Animal Cruelty

Surgery update on mutilated dog with missing snout

A mutilated dog rescued from Thailand and brought to New Jersey underwent surgery on Tuesday to begin to repair her facial deformities and nerve damage.

February 22, 2017

Events

6ABC meteorologist Cecily Tynan explains why she isn't running Broad Street this year

The 38th annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run is right around the corner, and 6ABC meteorologist Cecily Tynan will be keeping tabs on the race-day forecast as per usual. (Please, no rain.)

February 21, 2017

Weddings

Philly pizza shop to host impromptu weddings on Pi Day

The Philadelphia location of a Washington, D.C.-based pizza joint is celebrating Pi Day by offering couples a chance to be married in their shop on the spot.

February 20, 2017

Gun Safety

Temple Hospital employee reiterates free gun lock offer

Scott Charles, trauma outreach coordinator at Temple University Hospital, is tackling the issue of children dying from accidental gun deaths by giving away free gun locks to gun owners in Philadelphia.

February 20, 2017

The Arts

Marley Dias, local girl behind #1000BlackGirlBooks, writing activism guide for kids

Scholastic announced that Marley Dias, the 12-year-old behind the "1,000 black girl books" movement, is publishing an activism guide for children and teens due to be released in spring 2018.

February 20, 2017

Transportation

Watch: 'Bike lane vigilante' sticks it to Philly's illegal parkers

A cyclist in Philadelphia has created a YouTube video that shows how he's taken it upon himself to crack down on motorists who illegally park in the bike lanes.

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