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.

emily@phillyvoice.com

August 23, 2019

Social Media

Lil Uzi Vert just agreed to pay a Temple student's undergraduate tuition

Lil Uzi Vert told a Temple University student Raheel Ahmad that the Philly rapper would pay his $90,000 college tuition. Video of the exchange was posted in an Instagram story on Ahmad's account.

August 23, 2019

Crime

Woman tried to snatch 4-year-old from mother in Lancaster emergency room

A woman attempted to steal a 4-year-old child from her mother inside the Lancaster General Hospital emergency room Thursday, police said.

August 22, 2019

Crime

South Jersey man arrested for allegedly killing co-worker during her lunch break

Kenneth Saal, of Camden County, allegedly killed a 26-year-old co-worker Carolyn Byington when she returned to her apartment for lunch on Jun 10, 2019, prosecutors said on Thursday.

August 22, 2019

Infrastructure

New Jersey's highways ranked worst in the U.S., report finds

A report released this month from the Reason Foundation has ranked New Jersey as the state with the worst highways. The foundation reported that the states closest to the Philadelphia region all scored within the bottom 25. New Jersey came in as the worst with No. 50, New York as No. 45, Pennsylvania as No. 35 and Delaware as No. 42.

August 21, 2019

Pests

Scientists use fungi to kill spotted lanternflies and are 'cautiously optimistic' about success

New developments from research trying to squelch the spotted lanternfly population in Pennsylvania has scientists "cautiously optimistic," researchers announced on Wednesday.

August 21, 2019

Odd News

Rehoboth Beach lifeguards scrutinized for tossing dying shark in trash can

The Rehoboth Beach lifeguards who retrieved a dying shark that had washed ashore and disposed of it in a trash can are facing backlash on social media.

August 20, 2019

Movies

Bruce Springsteen crashes set of 'West Side Story' in New Jersey

Bruce Springsteen crashed set of Steven Spielberg's remake of 'West Side Story' in Paterson, New Jersey on Monday.

August 20, 2019

Reports

Central air conditioning should never be set cooler than 78 degrees, viral report says

Recent recommendations from Energy Star outline the temperatures at which to keep your central air conditioning's thermostat for optimal energy efficiency. Whether your home will feel cool at those temperatures can be a matter of opinion.

August 20, 2019

Odd News

New Jersey woman calls the cops, burns Pennywise clown doll after it mysteriously floats down to her backyard

A Harrington Park, New Jersey woman is going viral this week after a Pennywise the clown doll from Stephen King's "It" franchise landed in her yard — so she called the cops and burned it.

August 19, 2019

Restaurants

June BYOB opens on East Passyunk this week

June BYOB, in East Passyunk, is opening Wednesday in the space previously home to Will BYOB, which closed in April following seven years at the location.

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