Adam Hermann

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Adam is a web curator at PhillyVoice.com. He grew up on the other side of Pennsylvania but was raised versed in Philadelphia culture. He’s a graduate of Drexel University, where he studied journalism and history. Adam has written for the Inquirer, Daily News, Philadelphia magazine, and NCAA.com. He used to write about sports (and still does now and then) but is also interested in environmental policy and very fresh produce.

adam@phillyvoice.com

October 18, 2018

Odd News

Alleged Pennsylvania robber apologizes to victim on Facebook, gets arrested

A man who allegedly robbed a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint apologized to her on Facebook weeks later, and was then arrested after police identified him using his Facebook profile.

October 18, 2018

Music

Electric Factory renamed ‘Franklin Music Hall’ after fan contest

The Philadelphia music venue formerly known as the Electric Factory has been renamed Franklin Music Hall, a name selected after a fan contest yielded more than 5,000 submissions.

October 18, 2018

Public Health

City announces plan to clear Frankford Avenue, Emerald Street drug encampments

The City of Philadelphia released an update on its response to the city’s opioid epidemic Thursday, including a plan to clear drug encampments at Frankford Avenue and Emerald Street.

October 18, 2018

Investigations

U.S. Justice Dept. opens investigation into clergy child abuse in Pennsylvania

Following the landmark grand jury report in August outlining child sexual abuse accusations against more than 300 priests across Pennsylvania, the U.S. Justice Department has reportedly opened an investigation of child sexual abuse across the Roman Catholic Church in the state.

October 17, 2018

Business

Joe Hand Boxing Gym is moving out of Northern Liberties after a decade

Joe Hand Boxing Gym, the Northern Liberties staple which opened in 1995, is moving its gym after a decade on North 3rd Street.

October 17, 2018

Transportation

SEPTA seeking renewable energy proposals, aiming for 20 percent mark

SEPTA announced in a release Wednesday it is seeking proposals to purchase renewable energy generated by wind, solar, or other sources in order to transition up to 20 percent of SEPTA’s annual electricity to zero-carbon sources.

October 17, 2018

Priest Abuse

Former Pennsylvania priest reportedly admits to sexual assault

A former priest in a northwest Pennsylvania diocese admitted Wednesday to sexually assaulting one boy and attempting to assault another.

October 16, 2018

Gritty

WWE wrestler Elias calls Philly ‘depraved,’ likens Gritty to the city’s ‘ugly’ residents

WWE wrestler Elias tangled with, and lost to, Apollo Crews, but before the match Elias dissed Philly sports fans, Philly residents in general, and the Flyers' new mascot.

October 16, 2018

Drug Abuse

Why does this coffee shop on Temple's campus have a neon sign about using Adderall?

A newly-opened coffee shop on Temple University’s campus has curiously decided to base part of its brand around a sign that reads, “Up All Night on Adderall,” referencing the drug used to treat ADHD that is frequently abused on college campuses.

October 16, 2018

Transportation

PATCO stations all re-open, power restored

A power failure disrupted PATCO service Tuesday afternoon, but stations across Philly have re-opened.

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