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.


March 27, 2017


PSPCA: Dog found with stab wounds, left to die in Southwest Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania SPCA is seeking the public's help in finding any information on a dog found with stab wounds and left to die on the streets of Southwest Philadelphia.

March 27, 2017

Parks and Recreation

Park sign warns why you *really* shouldn't feed bread to birds in viral tweet

A photo of a park sign explaining the health risks of feeding bread to birds has gone viral.

March 27, 2017


United Airlines defends banning girls from flight for wearing leggings

Some are criticizing United Airlines' dress code rules, which restrict certain travelers, namely United pass riders, from wearing leggings on flights.

March 24, 2017


Philly police: Suspect in custody in paintball shooting spree

Philadelphia police have announced that they have a person in custody in connection with a paintball shooting spree that injured five people in the city’s Roxborough and Germantown sections earlier this month.

March 23, 2017

The Arts

Animated domes to light up Ben Franklin Parkway for centennial

Colorful video projections will dance atop five colossal, beaded domes to be strategically sprinkled along the Parkway Museums District next winter as the centerpiece of the Parkway’s centennial celebration.

March 23, 2017

Organ Donation

Penn study finds potential earlier warning of organ transplant rejection through blood test

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are behind a study that's showing promise in indicating early detection of organ transplant rejection through the use of blood tests.

March 23, 2017


Penn researcher granted $16.3 million toward HIV vaccine development

Dr. George M. Shaw, Ph.D, a professor and researcher in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been granted $16.3 million over five years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to develop an HIV vaccine.

March 22, 2017

Viral Videos

WATCH: Atlantic City man's positive speech helps de-escalate fight between teens

A video showing a man using some words of wisdom to help de-escalate a fight between teens on the streets of Atlantic City is circulating on social media, including on Twitter, thanks to its positive message.

March 21, 2017


Online retailer sees signs of citywide weight loss in Philly

Swap.com, an online consignment retailer, compared plus-size clothing purchases out of the city from the end of 2016 to the start of 2017 and reported a 78.3 percent decrease.

March 21, 2017


South Philly Barbacoa serving anti-Trump Mexican coffee

South Philly Barbacoa is serving a Mexican blend coffee that funnels its profits to assist and resist President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant policies.

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