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.


July 2, 2020


Flyers' Oskar Lindblom rings bell after final cancer treatment at Penn Medicine

Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom celebrated the end of his cance treatment by ringing the bell at Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center on Thursday. Lindblom, 23, was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare bone cancer, n December.

July 2, 2020


With pools closed, Philly opening 91 spraygrounds to beat summer's heat

Philadelphia's 91 sprayground locations will open to the public on July 6, with both weekday and weekend hours for residents to cool off from the summer heat. City health commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley also predicted Thursday that Philadelphia will deploy a COVID-19 vaccine in 2021.

July 2, 2020


Dad sues Hersheypark over son's frightening experience on Storm Runner roller coaster

A lawsuit against Hersheypark in Pennsylvania claims staff failed to ensure that a 9-year-old boy's safety harness was properly secured on the Storm Runner roller coaster during a visit with his father on June 26, 2018.

July 2, 2020


Pa. directs $2 million in grants to help people with opioid addictions find jobs

Fourteen organizations across Pennsylvania will receive a combined $2 million in grant funding to provide employment support for residents in recovery from opioid use disorder. The organizations provide vocational assessments, resume writing, interviewing skills, job placement and transportation assistance related to employment.

July 1, 2020


Philly man, brother identified as drowning victims in Delaware's Murderkill River

Brothers Kevin and Zion George drowned in the Murderkill River in Delaware on June 30, 2020 after strong currents pulled them away from shore in the area of South Bowers Beach, according to Delaware State Police.

July 1, 2020


Florida man who punched Eagles' Dallas Goedert claims he was protecting friend

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert was punched during an altercation at a bar in South Dakota on June 19. Tyler Hadala, the man who charged in the alleged assault, claims Goedert was among a group that harassed him and his friends prior to the incident.

July 1, 2020


Stop-motion Gritty commits crime on Adult Swim's 'Robot Chicken'

Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty made a guest appearance on the stop-motion animated Adult Swim series "Robot Chicken." In the segment, Gritty attacks Edmonton Oilers mascot Hunter.

July 1, 2020

Social Media

Man's fake Jersey Mike's campaign fools Twitter with Black Lives Matter sandwich

A Twitter user posted a fake statement from hoagie and sandwich chain Jersey Mike's, claiming the company would change its BLT sandwich into a 'BLM' sandwich to support Black Lives Matter. Many on the social media platform were fooled by the prank.

June 30, 2020


Developer proposes 19-story office building at 23rd and Market streets

A 19-story office building proposed at 23rd and Market streets in Center City will be considered in July by Philadelphia's Civic Design Review board. It would be constructed on a parking lot owned by Parkway, which has its own real estate development arm, and designed by San Francisco-based Gensler.

June 30, 2020


Philly delays green phase of COVID-19 reopening until Aug. 1, at the earliest

Philadelphia's COVID-19 green phase has been delayed by city officials as coronavirus cases spike across the country and signs of a second wave have appeared locally.

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