Maggie Mancini

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Maggie Mancini is a staff writer 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

September 29, 2022

Music

Bruce Springsteen covers soul classics from Diana Ross, The Four Tops and more on next new album

Bruce Springsteen announced his upcoming 21st studio album, 'Only The Strong Survive,' a collection of soul covers from beloved artists of the 1960s and 1970s. The album will be released on Nov. 11, but the New Jersey native also released a music video for his cover of Frank Wilson's 1965 single 'Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)' on Thursday.

September 29, 2022

Government

Pennsylvania rescue workers to aid Hurricane Ian response in South Carolina

Pennsylvania deployed 45 rescue workers to South Carolina, where Hurricane Ian is expected to cause severe flooding, high winds and a storm surge. The members of Task Force 1 will carry out rescue operations and assist with relief efforts. Ian, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm, left 2.4 million Florida residents without power and killed at least 2 people on Wednesday.

September 28, 2022

Food & Drink

Ristorante Pesto, Sonny's Famous Steaks named among top-rated restaurants by Tripadvisor

Sonny's Famous Steaks in Old City and Ristorante Pesto in South Philadelphia were named among the top-rated restaurants in the U.S. as part of Tripadvisor's Traveler's Choice Award series. Sonny's was ranked No. 15 in the "Quick Eats" category, while Ristorante Pesto was ranked No. 3 in the "Everyday Eats" category.

September 28, 2022

Crime

South Carolina man sentenced to prison for scheme to steal, resell electronics from Bethlehem Walmart warehouse

Rusmaldy Jimenez-Hiciano, 38, of Goose Creek, South Carolina, was sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison for his role in participating and masterminding a scheme to steal and resell electronics from a Walmart distribution center in Bethlehem. The items stolen were valued at nearly $2 million. In addition to prison, Jimenez-Hiciano was sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $536,000 restitution and forfeit $461,000.

September 28, 2022

Food & Drink

Catch a buzz on National Coffee Day in Philly with free drinks, caffeinated cocktails

National Coffee Day is taking place on Thursday, Sept. 29 and plenty of places in Philadelphia are celebrating with free and discounted drinks. You can get your caffeine fix at shops and restaurants including Dunkin', Wawa, La Colombe, Art in the Age and Forsythia.

September 27, 2022

Crime

Police seek to identify 100 juveniles who vandalized Mayfair Wawa

On Saturday, Sept. 24 just after 8:15 p.m., 100 juveniles looted and vandalized a Wawa on the 7000 block of Roosevelt Boulevard in Mayfair. Videos of the incident have circulated on social media, and Philadelphia police are looking to identify each of the individuals that were involved.

September 27, 2022

Holiday

Philadelphia Zoo prepares to welcome trick-or-treaters for annual family-friendly Halloween event

Boo at the Zoo returns to the Philadelphia Zoo for three weekends in October from Oct. 15 through Oct. 30. Children are invited to dress in costumes and go trick-or-treating throughout the 42-acre zoo campus. Guests can visit the zoo's extinction graveyard, learn about animals that have done extinct, as well as thouse the zoo is trying to save from extinction. Tickets to Boo at the Zoo are included with general admission.

September 26, 2022

Business

Philly art museum workers resume strike in effort to secure better wages, benefits in first union contract

Unionized workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art again went on strike Monday, Sept. 26, in an effort to secure better wages, health care benefits and job security in their first contract with the cultural institution. AFSCME Local 397 previously held a one-day 'warning' strike on Sept. 16 over unfair labor practices and alleged union-busting tactics. They filed eight unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board in August, which union members said have not been remedied.

September 26, 2022

Festivals

Sing your heart out with a dueling piano band during Old City's street festival

Old City Fest will return on Sunday, Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Check out tons of food and drink options, shop from local retailers on Wedding Row, listen to dueling piano bands at The Bourse, and try signature sips from City Winery at its outdoor wine garden.

September 26, 2022

Investigations

Unsanctioned drag race in Wildwood leaves 2 people dead, prosecutors say

A driver in the H2Oi drag racing event struck and killed two innocent bystanders in Wildwood, New Jersey on Saturday night, the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office said. Gerald J. White, 37, of Pittsburgh, has been charged in the deaths of Lindsay Weakland, 18, and Timothy Ogden, 34. Similar unsanctioned events also took place in Jersey Shore towns last weekend.

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