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.


April 25, 2019


Joe Biden enters 2020 presidential race

Former Vice President Joe Biden announced he will run for president in 2020 after months of speculation. Biden announced his bid in a video on social media released early Thursday.

April 25, 2019


Petition calls for Kate Smith statue to permanently move to Wildwood

A online petition to move the statue of Kate Smith to Wildwood has been been created by an American Legion post in the shore town. Organizers would like to see the statute permanently permanently located on the Wildwood Boardwalk.

April 25, 2019


Pineville Fishtown closes after only eight months

Piano bar and restaurant Pineville Fishtown announced this week it has officially closed after only moving in to its new space last summer.

April 24, 2019

Health News

First reported case of blood-sucking 'kissing bug' found in Delaware, CDC confirms

The insect known as the "kissing bug" has made its way up the East Coast with a confirmed sighting in Delaware, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

April 24, 2019


Petition, protesters call for University of Pennsylvania to keep independent Penn Book Center in business

News that the independently-run Penn Book Center would close has spawned petitions and rallies to keep it open. Some are asking the University of Pennsylvania to intervene.

April 24, 2019

Odd News

Pennsylvania's 'collar bomb' case named as state's most infamous heist, according to report

Pennsylvania's "collar bomb" case – which made national headlines in 2003 and led Erie police and the FBI on a dead-end scavenger hunt beginning with a bank robbery and ending deep in the state's woods – was named the state's most infamous heist in a recent report.

April 24, 2019


Radnor High School students to start day nearly one hour later next year

Radnor Township School District board members approved a plan that will implement a later start of the school day at Radnor High School for the 2019-2020 school year. The board voted 7-2 in favor of changing the beginning of the school day at the high school from 7:35 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. To compensate for the later start, students will be dismissed at 3:04 p.m. instead of 2:27 p.m.

April 23, 2019


Some movie theaters will stay open for four days straight to show 'Avengers: Endgame'

AMC theaters announced Monday it would keep some theaters and employees open and awake 24 hours a day for the premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" — starting on Thursday, April 25 for the premiere night and then through the rest of the weekend. Some theaters will be open for up to 96 hours to meet the high demand.

April 23, 2019


Documentary revisits Philadelphia Insectarium heist and the 'vibrant' black market for bugs

In his forthcoming documentary, a local filmmaker revisits the 2018 bug heist at the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion – one of the creepiest stories that came out of the city last year.

April 23, 2019


Court rules Philly can exclude Catholic Social Services from foster care services for refusing gay couples

A U.S. appeals court has ruled that the city of Philadelphia legally can exclude a child welfare agency that refuses to place children looking for foster parents with same-sex couples.

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