Allie Miller

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Allie Miller is a Web Curator for PhillyVoice.com, with interests ranging from music and art to social justice and environmental issues. She earned her degree in journalism from the College of Communications at Boston University, where she also studied English and art history. While in school, Allie wrote for The Bay State Banner, Music Week, The Deli Magazine, and other news organizations. She is originally from Orange County, California.

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February 19, 2020

Restaurants

Stephen Starr opening new Mexican restaurant, LMNO, in Fishtown

Stephen Starr will open LMNO, a new Mexican restaurant featuring Baja cuisine, in Fishtown late this spring. LMNO will be located at 1739-49 N. Front St., near Starr's other Fishtown restaurants, Fette Sau and Frankford Hall.

February 19, 2020

Business

HSBC restructuring could impact employees in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

HSBC Bank plans to eliminate 15% of its staff, potentially resulting in layoffs in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The London-based bank employs more than 10,000 people in the U.S. and is the seventh largest bank in the world.

February 18, 2020

Immigration

ICE agents arrest mother as she dropped off child at South Philly school

ICE agents arrested a mom after she dropped off her child for preschool at Kirkbride Elementary School in South Philly. U.S. Immigration and Customs Control agents apprehended the woman and later released her from custody the same day.

February 18, 2020

Hunting

700-pound black bear killed in New Jersey sets record

The 700-pound black bear killed by a hunter in Morris County, New Jersey, sets a North American record as the largest of that species ever fatally shot with a bow and arrow. Hunter Jeff Melillo killed the bear during the state's five-day, black bear hunting season in October, one of 315 bears killed during the 2019 hunting period.

February 18, 2020

Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy in Delaware while facing sexual abuse lawsuits

The Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of creating a compensation trust for thousands of men allegedly molested when they were Boy Scouts. The organization filed for Chapter 11 in Wilmington, Delaware.

February 15, 2020

University of Pennsylvania

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is Penn's 2020 Commencement speaker

Penn announced Tuesday that author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will be the 2020 Commencement speaker, she is an acclaimed author known for her 2014 TED talk "We Should All Be Feminists."

February 15, 2020

Historical Buildings

18th-Century log cabin discovered during demolition of Pennsylvania bar

A log cabin built during the 1700's was recently discovered during demolition of a Washingtonville, Pa. bar. The small Montour County town has routes in the American Revolution.

February 14, 2020

Courts

Ex-Philadelphia Navy Yard contractor sentenced to prison for lying to FBI about white supremacist ties

Fred Arena, 41, of Salem, New Jersey, was sentenced to six months in prison for lying to the FBI about being a member of the white supremacist group Vanguard America. Arena lied about his white nationalist ties during the process of getting his security clearance to work as a federal contractor at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

February 14, 2020

Tragedies

13 children die in fire at Haitian orphanage run by controversial Pennsylvania nonprofit

A Haitian orphanage run by The Church of Bible Understanding, based in Scranton, Pennsylvania, caught fire, killing 13 children who lived there Thursday night. The church has been the center of controversy and called a cult. The fire in the orphanage was ignited by candles that had been used for light.

February 13, 2020

Music

Philly rapper PnB rock releases new song 'Ordinary' with Pop Smoke

Philadelphia rapper PnB Rock released "Ordinary" on Wednesday, a new single featuring Brooklyn musician Pop Smoke. "Ordinary" is the Germantown native's first release of 2020.

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