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.


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June 23, 2021

Investigations

Man wanted in brazen theft caught on Lowe's camera in Bucks County

Bensalem police are searching for a man who allegedly stole a vacuum cleaner from a Lowe's home improvement store in Trevose last weekend. Investigators say the man switched the bar code for the $400 vacuum cleaner before entering the self-checkout aisle. Authorities released a video from the store showing the suspect and are asking for help from the public to identify him.

June 23, 2021

Business

Shoppers World opens at Fashion District Philadelphia, replacing Century 21

Shoppers World, a discount department store with clothing and home furnishings, has opened at Fashion District Philadelphia at the former space of Century 21.

June 23, 2021

Courts

Philly agrees to $125,000 settlement for failure to give prisoners required out-of-cell time during COVID-19 pandemic

Philadelphia will pay $125,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit about conditions in the city's four jails during the coronavirus pandemic. The city was sued over its inadequate provision of hygienic supplies and insufficient out-of-cell time for inmates, who argued their rights were violated and they were put at serious risk of COVID-19 infection. Settlement funds will go to the Philadelphia Bail Fund and the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund.

June 23, 2021

Investigations

Former Philadelphia Water Department employee allegedly stole, scrapped $164,000 in materials

Thomas Staszak, 46, of Philadelphia, is charged with theft and computer fraud after he allegedly stole more than $164,000 of materials from the Philadelphia Water Department, according to federal prosecutors. Staszak is accused of selling the stolen materials at scrap yards in Philadelphia and New Jersey.

June 22, 2021

Odd News

New Jersey dog, missing for two weeks, found swimming in Barnegat Bay

A golden retriever that was reported missing by his family in Brick Township, New Jersey more than two weeks ago was rescued Tuesday morning in the Barnegat Bay, about 20 miles away. State troopers received a report that three-year-old Chunk was swimming in the area of the Mantoloking Bridge. He was "ecstatic" to be reunited with his family, police said.

June 22, 2021

Movies

M. Night Shyamalan says upcoming film 'Old' is 'like nothing else'

M. Night Shyamalan's upcoming feature film "Old" is slated for a theatrical release on July 23. The director said the movie, based on Frederik Peeters and Pierre Oscar Lévy’s graphic novel "Sandcastle," will be unlike anything viewers have ever seen before.

June 22, 2021

Investigations

Chester County mom, two kids missing after visit to Philly, police say

Pennsylvania State Police are searching for Shannon Lake and her two young children, who left their home in New London Township, Chester County, earlier this month and were last seen in the Kensington section of Philadelphia on June 18. The mother and her two kids have been reported missing.

June 22, 2021

Travel

Philly travelers impacted by American Airlines flight cancelations

Philadelphia International Airport could see two American Airlines flight cancelations each day through the middle of July. The airline is cutting flights across the United States in response to labor shortages, a rapid increase in demand and bad weather at major hubs.

June 21, 2021

Food & Drink

Wawa, 2SP Brewing Co. team up on Sunfest Strawberry Lemonade Shandy

Wawa and 2SP Brewing Company have teamed up to create the Sunfest Strawberry Lemonade Shandy, their first summer brew since they started collaborating on beverages a few years ago. The beach-themed drink, based on Wawa's strawberry lemonade, will be unveiled on Thursday, June 24 at Wawa's new store in South Philadelphia. It will be available June 28 at select stores in Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Eastern Shore Maryland.

June 21, 2021

Sixers

Hawks' John Collins trolls Joel Embiid by donning dunk T-shirt during Game 7 press conference

Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins took a swipe at Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid on Sunday night after his team advanced to the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals. At a post-game press conference, Collins wore a graphic T-shirt depicting his Game 6 ally oop dunk over Embiid.

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