Michael Tanenbaum

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Michael Tanenbaum is a Web Curator for PhillyVoice.com, with interests ranging from technology and behavioral health to local community initiatives and cultural life. Michael has written for the Argentina Independent and Bespoke Magazine and previously served as a news editor for Xfinity.com before joining PhillyVoice. He received his B.A. in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.


March 27, 2020


Philly-based flight attendant mourned after death from COVID-19

American Airlines flight attendant Paul Frishkorn, who was based out of Philadelphia International Airport, died this week after testing positive for COVID-19. Along with family and friends, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants mourned Frishkorn's death.

March 27, 2020

Health News

Philly to use Temple's Liacouras Center as field hospital if coronavirus cases surge

Temple University will provide the Liacouras Center in North Philadelphia for the city to use as surge hospital space during the coronavirus pandemic. Officials also announced two more people have died in Philadelphia as a result of COVID-19. A new Philly Pledge campaign with Sixers star Ben Simmons will raise money to support relief efforts during the pandemic.

March 27, 2020


What to know about the federal coronavirus stimulus checks — and how to get yours

Millions of Americans will receive coronavirus stimulus checks as part of a relief package addressing the unprecedented economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Treasury Department will provide ongoing public awareness about the program in the days and weeks ahead.

March 27, 2020


Gritty does his best impression of Joe Exotic from 'Tiger King'

Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty does his best impression of Joe Exotic, the big cat breeder whose rise and fall is featured in the wildly popular Netflix docuseries, "Tiger King."

March 26, 2020


Philabundance temporarily closes after employee reports COVID-19 contact

Philabundance serves meals to thousands of people across the Delaware Valley each week. The nonprofit organization will close from March 26 through March 29 as a precaution after two staff members reported possible contact with someone with COVID-19.

March 26, 2020


Wawa announces free coffee for health care workers, first responders during coronavirus pandemic

Wawa will provide free coffee to all health care workers and first responders in the areas the company serves during the coronavirus pandemic. The convenience store has locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Florida and Washington, D.C.

March 26, 2020


Philly cuts off Hahnemann negotiations in search for COVID-19 field hospital, quarantine space

The former Hahnemann University Hospital building in Philadelphia will not be used to expand the city's response capacity during the coronavirus pandemic. Philadelphia had been negotiating with the owner of the building, Joel Freedman, but could not reach an agreement.

March 26, 2020


Kevin Hart shares nightmare North Philly youth football confession

North Philadelphia native Kevin Hart described his one and only youth football game with the Nicetown Steelers, one he remembers vividly for all the wrong reasons. The comedian and actor is filming a series of vlogs at home while production work is halted during the coronavirus pandemic.

March 25, 2020


Philly, Delco report first deaths from coronavirus

Philadelphia and Delaware County each recorded their first deaths from coronavirus on March 25, 2020. In Philadelphia, the victim was a man in his fifties with underlying conditions. In Delaware County, both victims were seniors, an 85-year-old man and an 86-year-old woman.

March 25, 2020


Philly health commissioner urges 14-day quarantine for recent travelers to New York City

Anyone in Philadelphia who has recently traveled to New York City is urged to begin a strict 14-day quarantine to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said Wednesday. New York City has become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States.

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