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.


July 17, 2019


Mayor Kenney on Trump's tweets about congresswomen: 'Go to hell'

Mayor Jim Kenney blasted President Donald Trump about the president's racist tweets in which he told four congresswomen of color — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna S. Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib — to "go back" to their countries. All four are American citizens.

July 16, 2019


Giant opening Heirloom Market in University City this August

Giant announced this week the second Heirloom Market in Philly would open on August 2 in University City.

July 16, 2019


Emmy Awards 2019: Here are the nominations

Nominations for the 71st annual Emmy Awards were announced Tuesday morning, with streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime taking an obvious lead in the honors.

July 16, 2019


Beyoncé releases 'The Lion King' album track list, featuring Tierra Whack, Kendrick Lamar, and more

Beyoncé released the track list for the soundtrack to the upcoming "The Lion King" movie on Tuesday.

July 15, 2019


Parx, SugarHouse, Hollywood casinos launching online gambling in Pennsylvania

Parx, SugarHouse, and Hollywood casinos are launching trial runs of their online-gambling systems in Pennsylvania this week, nearly two years after the state approved the expansion of gaming law.

July 15, 2019


July's Buck Moon is the first full moon of summer: Here's what you need to know

The first full moon of the summer, called the Buck Moon, will rise on Tuesday afternoon and appear opposite the sun around 5:30 p.m. The Buck Moon also coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11's journey to the moon.

July 15, 2019


Wounded robbery victim entered stranger's home to ask for help, police say

A bleeding robbery victim entered a strangers home to ask for help Monday morning, police said. A 28-year-old man told police he was shot during a robbery in the 1700 block of Belfield Avenue the Logan neighborhood of Philadelphia just before 1 a.m. on Monday.

July 12, 2019


Ed Sheeran's new 'No. 6 Collaborations Project' features Meek Mill, Chance the Rapper, Yebba and more

Ed Sheeran's newly-released and highly anticipated "No. 6 Collaborations Project" is another triumph for collaborating artists. 

July 12, 2019


Cardi B gives Tierra Whack a shoutout on social media

Cardi B gave shoutouts to North Philly's Tierra Whack and some other female rappers on Thursday night on Instagram.

July 12, 2019

Real Estate

Portion of Frankford Chocolate Factory property sold for construction of townhomes

OCF Realty sold more than half of the Frankford Chocolate Factory's 100,000 square footage on Washington Avenue to an affiliate group that will build townhomes and garages.

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