Allie Miller

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Allie Miller is a Web Curator for, 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.

July 10, 2020

Children's Health

Pregnant women may pass COVID-19 to their unborn babies, small study says

Pregnant women may be able to transmit COVID-19 to their unborn babies, according to the findings of a small Italian study. Researchers found signs of the coronavirus in the umbilical cords, placentas and breast milk of some infected women.

July 9, 2020


Paying with cash at Wawa? You'll need some coins

The COVID-19 crisis has led to a national coin shortage, leading Wawa and other retailers to request customers paying with cash use exact change. People also can exchange coin rolls for bills at select stores.

July 9, 2020


Chester County company raising funding to test SARS drugs against COVID-19

Audacity Therapeutics, a Chester County-based pharmaceutical company, seeks to test drugs developed in response to the SARS outbreak against the novel coronavirus. The company has launched a fund in hopes of raising $150 million.

July 9, 2020


Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead cancels reading at Free Library of Philadelphia

Pulitzer prize-winning author Colson Whitehead and other speakers have canceled upcoming events at the Free Library of Philadelphia, citing Black employees' recent critique of management. Workers alleged workplace discrimination and insufficient protections against COVID-19 in an open letter.

July 9, 2020


Philadelphia airport TSA agents find loaded handgun in traveler's carry-on

Philadelphia airport TSA agents found a loaded handgun in a man's carry-on bag as he was going through security Tuesday, July 7. The gun was loaded with five bullets. The suspect was detained by police on weapons charges, and his identity was not released.

July 8, 2020


Nearly half of Philly parents would send their kids to school now, survey shows

Thousands of students, parents and staffers responded to a School District of Philadelphia survey gauging their feelings on the reopening of classrooms amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Respondents placed an importance on masks, regular cleanings and hand sanitation stations.

July 8, 2020


Philadelphia Water Department freezes shutoffs for two more months

Philadelphia residents will not face water shutoffs until September. The Water Department extended its moratorium on service terminations through Aug. 31. Customers struggling to pay their bills may be eligible for an assistance program that offers discounted rates and removes bills from the collections process.

July 7, 2020


PennDOT repaving project to cause lane restrictions in Philadelphia, suburbs

PennDOT will restrict various roads in Philadelphia and its collar counties through the end of July as part of a repaving project.

July 7, 2020


Old City bar owner pulls gun on man during social distancing argument

A viral video shows Infusion Lounge owner Jamie Atlig pointing his gun at an unknown Black man on Sunday. The man had stopped outside Nick's Roast Beef in Old City and rebuked patrons for their failure to socially distance amid the coronavirus pandemic. Philadelphia police are investigating the incident.

July 7, 2020


Bruce Springsteen releases recording of legendary South Philly show

Bruce Springsteen fans can now purchase a live recording of a legendary 1999 concert performed at the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. The show is particularly celebrated for its inclusion of rarely-played songs including "Streets of Philadelphia," "Does this bus stop at 82nd Street?" and "Incident on 57th Street."

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