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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September 23, 2020

Obituaries

Philly native, WWE legend Joe Laurinaitis dies at 60

Joe Laurinaitis, best known as Road Warrior Animal of the WWE, died at 60 years old. The Philadelphia native is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame and won multiple tag team titles during his career with Legion of Doom partner Mike "Road Warrior Hawk" Hegstrand.

September 23, 2020

Eagles

Eagles get key accreditation for Linc in quest to allow fans during pandemic

Lincoln Financial Field is now one of just five NFL stadiums to receive GBAC accreditation, which certifies safety protocols and standards for cleaning and disinfection. Philadelphia has not indicated whether it will lift restrictions that currently prevent the Eagles from allowing fans to attend home games.

September 23, 2020

Investigations

Man in critical condition after being stabbed near Philly homeless encampment

A 28-year-old man was stabbed in the area of Philadelphia's homeless encampment protest on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sept. 22, 2020. The victim was listed in critical condition. City officials say they continue to seek a peaceful resolution of the encampments, which defied orders to leave on Sept. 9.

September 23, 2020

Police Brutality

After Breonna Taylor decision, Philly officials prepare for possible protests

Philadelphia officials anticipate demonstrations on Wednesday after a Kentucky grand jury charged one former Louisville officer in the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor.

September 22, 2020

Infrastructure

Philly reveals design options for revamped Broad-Erie-Germantown intersection

A North Philadelphia improvement project aims to enhance public spaces and streets at the intersection of Broad Street, Erie Avenue and Germantown Avenue, as well as the intersection of Broad Street and Butler Street. The city is seeking feedback from residents on which of three designs would be preferred by the public.

September 22, 2020

Government

Philly to launch maps app that tracks trash, recycling collection

Philadelphia will launch the PHLPickUp app on Oct. 1, giving residents an interactive tool to track and monitor trash and recycling pickup in real-time. Collection services have been delayed for much of 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused increased residential tonnage and worker absenteeism.

September 22, 2020

Employment

Three Philly companies make list of 100 Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania

Three Philadelphia-based businesses — The Graham Company, McCormick Taylor, Inc. and Urban Engineers — made the 2020 list of the top 100 places to work in Pennsylvania. The list was chosen through a collaboration between the non-profit Team Pennsylvania, the Central Penn Business Journal and the state Department of Community and Economic Development.

September 22, 2020

Illness

Philly can't be lulled into COVID-19 complacency, health commissioner says

Philadelphia's Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley pointed to COVID-19 outbreaks in Europe as a reminder that the virus retains the potential to surge. As case counts fall in Philadelphia ahead of an uncertain winter, Farley repeated the importance of mask wearing as the best defense against spreading the coronavirus.

September 21, 2020

Roadwork

Philly unveils final layout for Washington Avenue improvement project

Philadelphia will repave and improve Washington Avenue from Fourth Street to Grays Ferry Avenue in 2021. A plan selected after extensive public feedback will switch from five traffic lanes to three, adding more protection for cyclists. The city expects to begin the project next summer.

September 21, 2020

Eagles

Carson Wentz, Eagles didn't actually hear broadcast boos at the Linc

Early in the second half of the Eagles' demoralizing 37-19 loss to the L.A. Rams on Sunday, it appeared as if Carson Wentz might lead the team on an improbable comeback.

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