Emily Rolen

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Emily is a web curator at PhillyVoice.com. She grew up in the PA suburbs and is a graduate of Temple University, where she studied journalism and Chinese. She has worked for places like USA Today, Metro, TheStreet and startup Ketagalan Media. Her work has spanned topics from the technology sector to theater and the arts. Before she came back to Philadelphia, she made home bases in China, Taiwan and New York.


June 18, 2019


Eagles cut back to just one public training camp, will start charging admission

The Philadelphia Eagles are cutting down public training camp practices from two days to one and will charge for admission this year. Tickets will be between $5 and $10.

June 17, 2019

Parks and Recreation

Some of Philly's public pools are opening this week — check the schedule for the one in your neighborhood

The first group of Philadelphia's public pools are opening this week. The city has more than 70 indoor and outdoor public pools available to all residents this summer. All pools will operate from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. until further notice.

June 17, 2019


Temple University website shared 160 students' private information

A Temple University employee accidentally leaked personal student information on a public university website, including their passport numbers, cellphone numbers, and dates of birth. The leak exposed 160 Temple students, publishing their information on the college's finance department's travel registry site on March 22. Their information was public there for about three weeks before it was removed, The Temple News first reported on Monday.

June 17, 2019


John Oliver on impeaching Trump: 'We just need to catch him urinating on the side of a Wawa'

On Sunday's episode "Last Week Tonight," late-night host John Oliver tackled the issue of whether or not impeachment proceedings should begin against President Donald Trump.

June 14, 2019

Children's Health

Child drownings linked to inattentive parents using cellphones, lifeguard association warns

The largest lifeguarding association in the world has issued a warning to parents, alerting them to the dangers of using mobile smartphones while their children are swimming.

June 14, 2019


Ariana Grande returns to Pittsburgh, gives tearful tribute to late Mac Miller

Pop queen Ariana Grande stopped in Pittsburgh for a vulnerable performance this week on the second half of her national tour.

June 14, 2019


Traffic deaths in Pennsylvania up nearly 5% in 2018

Traffic deaths in Pennsylvania increased in 2018 statewide, PennDOT reported this week.

June 13, 2019


Suspect wanted in David Ortiz shooting could be connected to Berks County shooting

Luiz Alfredo Rivas Clase, a suspect still sought for the shooting of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz, could be connected to a 2018 shooting in Berks County, Pennsylvania

June 13, 2019


Dozens more Philly police reportedly taken off streets amid social media investigation

The number of Philadelphia police officers put on desk duty is up to 50 this week, as officials investigate whether the social media posts of hundreds of the department's officers' contained racist, violent, or offensive content.

June 13, 2019


Lew Klein, Philadelphia broadcasting giant, dies at 91

Lew Klein, 91, died Wednesday. Klein was Philadelphia broadcasting pioneer who helped create "American Bandstand" and longtime Temple University media professor. Temple's school of media and communications was named for Klein in 2017.

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