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 16, 2018

Social Media

Dogs invade Twitter as Amazon Prime Day kicks off with crash

At 3 p.m. eastern time on Monday, Amazon Prime members had their devices at the ready to snag the best deals the online retailer had to offer. Instead of deals, they got dogs.

July 16, 2018

Criminal Justice

Delaware to demolish prison building where deadly riot occurred

The site of a tense prison riot that left one Delaware correctional officer dead last year will be demolished as the state works to implements recommendations from a forthcoming review of the incident, officials said Monday. Department of Corrections officials revealed that Building C of the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center will begin demolition near Smyrna this fall

July 16, 2018


Taylor Swift hit by technical difficulties during show at Lincoln Financial Field

Thousands of diehard Taylor Swift fans packed into Lincoln Financial Field this weekend for a double-header as the 28-year-old pop-star returned to Philadelphia for the first time since 2015. 

July 12, 2018


State grant to bring $4.67 million in upgrades to South Philly's Oregon Avenue

Democratic State Rep. Maria Donatucci announced Thursday that her district, covering parts of South Philadelphia and Delaware County, has been awarded $4.67 million from Pennsylvania's "Green Light - Go" program to make improvements to the Oregon Avenue corridor.

July 12, 2018

Public Transit

SEPTA Key turnstiles set to debut for Regional Rail riders at Suburban, 30th Street Stations

Two years after SEPTA Key launched to modernize Philadelphia's transit fare collection, Regional Rail riders will be brought on board for the next phase of a systemwide rollout. 

July 12, 2018


There's about to be a mobile game for 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'

Not that any of us are lacking in tried and true ways to kill time, but boredom is about to become much more curable with the upcoming release of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Gang Goes Mobile."

July 12, 2018

Adult Health

Drexel launches outpatient clinic for eating disorders, weight management

Philadelphia area residents struggling with eating disorders and weight management issues are now invited to participate in a new outpatient treatment program offered by Drexel University at its West Philadelphia campus.

July 11, 2018

Public Transit

SEPTA debuts first of 15 new ACS-64 Regional Rail locomotives

SEPTA officials celebrated Wednesday the deployment of a brand new electric locomotive that will begin powering trains on the Regional Rail network.

July 11, 2018

Public Transit

SEPTA again shutting down some trolley service in Center City for summer improvement projects

SEPTA commuters who rely on the city's trolley system will have to make adjustments for a fifth consecutive summer as crews embark on the nine-day Trolley Tunnel Blitz beginning this Friday. Starting at 10 a.m. on July 13, trolley routes 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36 will not operate in the Center City tunnel until 4 a.m. on Monday, July 23.

July 11, 2018


New car dealership, 14-story tower planned for Northern Liberties

An empty lot in Northern Liberties — something you don't see too often anymore — is now on its way to redevelopment as a mixed-use car dealership and residential tower. The former warehouse site at 626 N. Delaware Avenue, just south of SugarHouse Casino, will become the site of a 14-story tower with 96 units, including market-rate and affordable rentals.

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