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.

allie@phillyvoice.com

May 7, 2021

Lawsuits

TikTok videos ignite legal dispute between Philly, New Jersey jewelers

Harry Merrill & Son is being sued by Arlington Jeweler for allegedly defaming the North Jersey business in TikTok videos. The lawsuit claims the Philadelphia jeweler created the videos in an attempt to gain a greater share of the diamond marketplace.

May 6, 2021

Health Stories

Penn doctor raises $500,000 for Indian hospitals battling COVID-19 surge

Dr. Ruchika Talwar, a resident at the University of Pennsylvania, has raised nearly $500,000 to send oxygen concentrators to Indian hospitals overwhelmed by country's COVID-19 crisis.

May 6, 2021

Arts & Culture

2021 N.J. Hall of Fame nominees include Rocker Patti Smith, director Brian DePalma, former Eagles QB Ron Jaworksi

The New Jersey Hall of Fame revealed their 2021 list of nominees on earlier this week. The public can visit the New Jersey Hall of Fame's website to learn about the nominees and cast votes now through May 31. Among the recognizable names being considered are Punk icon Patti Smith, pop music group The Jonas Brothers, "Scarface" director Brian De Palma, author Junot Díaz, journalist Gay Talese and former NFL players Ron Jaworski, Phil Simms and Lawrence Taylor. Public figures, like Alexander Hamilton, Dorothea Lange, Alfred Stieglitz are among those nominated posthumously.

May 5, 2021

Food & Drink

Wawa hosting online sweepstakes for National Hoagie Day

Wawa is hosting a sweepstakes competition in honor of National Hoagie Day, which happens to be today, May 5. The convenience store chain known for one of Philly's beloved sandwich styles is putting on an online contest that is taking place over social media.

May 5, 2021

Food & Drink

Di Bruno Bros. will donate proceeds from new wine to spotted lanternfly research

One of Philly's favorite Italian specialty foods stores, Di Bruno Bros., has dropped their second original wine. The rosé was released Tuesday by the company original founded in South Philly's Italian Market. It's the second product in a new, collaborative wine series titled Di Bruno Bros. & Friends that launched back in March.

May 4, 2021

Odd News

Driven by swimming pool popularity, chlorine is latest shortage item during the pandemic

Chlorine — like many other products that are experiencing unprecedented popularity during the coronavirus pandemic — is now in extremely high demand. Now, there's reportedly a national shortage for the pool-cleaning supply and prices for some products have doubled.

May 4, 2021

Food & Drink

Dunkin' will offer free coffee to health care workers on National Nurses Day

National Nurses Day is this week and businesses like Dunkin' will be offering deals to show appreciation for health care workers. On Thursday, all workers who go to their local Dunkin' will be able to a free medium hot or iced coffee. All health care workers, not just nurses, will be able to participate in the deal by showing their ID.

May 4, 2021

Mental Health

CVS expands in-store, mental health services to the Philly region

CVS Pharmacy is offering mental health counseling at select locations in the Philadelphia region as part of a new program that is expanding to Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey. People can sign up for services by calling 855-417-2486 or arranging a telehealth visit online.

May 3, 2021

Music

Meek Mill drops his version of Drake's 'Lemon Pepper Freestyle'

Meek Mill dropped a music video of his version of Drake's "Lemon Pepper Freestyle" last week. The video shows him freestyling over the original instrumental, buying jewelry and riding dirt bikes. It also features nighttime shots of the Philadelphia skyline.

April 30, 2021

Music

Instagram forum asks people to reflect on the music they enjoyed as teenagers

The Adolescentia Project, created by a pair of Temple University graduates, invites music fans to submit photos of themselves as teenagers and answer questions about the albums they loved at age 14. Their responses are later shared on Instagram.

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