Maggie Mancini

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Maggie Mancini is a Web Curator at PhillyVoice. Her interests include education, housing, culture, and politics. A recent graduate of Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communications, she worked as a section editor at REFINE Magazine, Temple’s student-run women’s magazine. She was also a regular contributor to Temple University’s HerCampus chapter. She is a Philadelphia native from Roxborough.

maggie@phillyvoice.com

December 1, 2021

Music

Boyz II Men to be featured on ABC special 'A Very Boy Band Holiday'

Philly-based R&B group Boyz II Men are being featured on "A Very Boy Band Holiday", a special premiering on ABC on Monday, Dec. 6.

December 1, 2021

Education

Student achievement gap is caused by disparities in funding, says former state education official

Pennsylvania's long-awaited school funding trial is currently underway. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Matthew Stem, the former deputy secretary of K-12 schools for the state's Department of Education testified on the effectiveness of the state's educational standards, teachers, and student growth and achievement.

November 30, 2021

Social Justice

New activist organization aims to reimagine Philly pride, plans march for June

After over a year of confusion and controversy, Philadelphia will continue its celebration of Pride this summer, with a march scheduled for the first week of June 2022, according to a new activist organization aimed at creating a version of Philly Pride that addresses the historical significance of queer activism and identity.

November 30, 2021

Music

Christina Perri's new lullaby album honors her stillborn daughter

Bensalem native Christina Perri released her fifth studio album, '"songs for rosie" on November 24. The album, a collection of soft songs and covers, was created to commemorate the life of Rosie, Perri's daughter who was stillborn in November 2020.

November 30, 2021

Music

Jazmine Sullivan announces 'Heaux Tales' tour dates, teases possible Philly stop

Jazmine Sullivan has had a busy year. Beginning with the release of her latest album, "Heaux Tales" in January, the Philly native has had no shortage of time in the spotlight. Sullivan announced "The Heaux Tales Tour" on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, following a series of hints to her fans on social media throughout the day.

November 29, 2021

Crime

Mother of teen attacked on SEPTA subway calls for improved transit safety

The safety of SEPTA's transit system was the focus of a Philadelphia City Council hearing featuring testimony from Yun Lin Chen, the mother of an 18-year-old student attacked on the Broad Street Line. The student, Christina Yu, was beaten when she attempted to intervene in an altercation between two groups of teenagers.

November 29, 2021

Investigations

Temple University community mourns death of student shot near campus

Samuel Collington, 21, a Temple University student, was shot and killed Sunday near his apartment in North Philadelphia after returning from Thanksgiving break. Collington, of Prospect Park, Delaware County, was a fellow for City Commissioner Omar Sabir and planned to become a politician or a lawyer.

November 28, 2021

Government

NJ Black heritage trail would link cultural and historical markers, according to bill

A 2020 bill introduced in New Jersey's General Assembly is closer to becoming a reality, as it is reported favorably following a reading in New Jersey's state senate.

November 28, 2021

Movies

Delco native filmmaker releases debut feature film 'Walking On'

Delaware County native Lydia Peterson premiered her debut feature film "Walking On" this month, telling a story about basketball that she says is loosely based on her time as a basketball player at Temple University.

November 28, 2021

Health News

Pennsylvania's COVID vaccine rate drops following data correction

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their data on Pennsylvania's vaccination rate on Wednesday, with a correction resulting in a five-point percentage decrease from Tuesday.

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