Patricia Madej


Patricia Madej is a staff curator/web producer. A Philly-based writer, recent graduate of Temple University's Annenberg School of Media and Communication and an alumni of The Temple News, she's had newsroom experience in Philadelphia, London and Seattle. When she's not looking for her next story, you can usually find her weaving in and out of traffic on her bike. Follow her on Twitter, @PatriciaMadej.

June 22, 2017


Michael Vick's dad charged in 'large-scale' heroin distribution operation

Vick, 36, recently retired from the NFL after 13 seasons, five of which were spent with the Philadelphia Eagles.

June 21, 2017

Odd News

Philly border agents seize 7 pounds of live snails in package labeled 'shoes and honey'

Federal authorities recently seized seven pounds of the tiny creature while inspecting express international packages near the Philadelphia International Airport earlier this month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced in a news release Tuesday.

June 21, 2017


Trevor Noah jokes nation would 'have to share' Bill Cosby as pharmacist under Trumpcare

Trevor Noah gives advice to Democrats on fighting Trumpcare, jokes nation would 'have to share' Bill Cosby as pharmacist

June 21, 2017

Real Estate No. 1 most affordable beach town in U.S. is at the Jersey Shore published its rankings of the most and least affordable beach towns in the nation and a few familiar names appeared on the lists. Atlantic City was named the No. 1 most affordable spot, partially because of its "shuttered casinos and high local unemployment" and inability to "fully recover from the recession."

June 21, 2017


Jimmy Kimmel lets Pa. valedictorian finish graduation speech on 'Live!'

Peter Butera, the valedictorian and class president at Wyoming Area High School in Exeter, Pennsylvania, made an appearance via the web on Tuesday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel invited him on to finish his speech, which nervous administrators cut off by killing his microphone when Butera went off script.

June 20, 2017


Reputed mob boss Joey Merlino wants his trial moved to Philadelphia

The 55-year-old reputed mob boss who is fighting racketeering charges after he was busted by federal authorities last summer during a massive mob roundup has put in the official paperwork to have the trial moved from the Souther District of New York to the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

June 20, 2017


John Oliver calls Bill Cosby's 'Fat Albert' imitation 'one of the single weirdest moments of the year'

John Oliver had a lot of ground to cover during Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight" but took a quick second to address Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, which ended in a mistrial Saturday.

June 20, 2017


Joe Biden is frontrunner on list of possible 2020 Democratic contenders, poll finds

A new poll from Morning Consult/Politico that lists 19 politicians that are potential contenders to oppose President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, has found that 74 percent of Democrats have a favorable view of former Vice President Joe Biden. The Delaware Democrat is 74 years old, and he would turn 78 shortly after the Election Day in 2020.

June 16, 2017

Social Media

Comic explains why he removed viral Facebook video of obscene tirade outside Philly comedy club

Wil Sylvince, the New York-based comic who filmed a video of a South Jersey woman shouting obscenities at a police officer, has removed the video after it garnered millions of views.

June 16, 2017

Food & Drink

Philly spot dubbed best 24-hour restaurant in Pennsylvania, website finds

Yearning to grab a bite to eat at 4 a.m.? Philadelphia's the best spot in all of Pennsylvania for it, according to one site.

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