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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November 25, 2020

Eagles

Seahawks' D.K. Metcalf votes Eagles should bench Carson Wentz, start Jalen Hurts

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf believes the Philadelphia Eagles should start rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts over Carson Wentz when the two teams meet on "Monday Night Football" on Nov. 29. Wentz has struggled all season, turning the ball over at a historic rate, and the Eagles are clinging to embarrassing NFC East division lead at 3-6-1.

November 25, 2020

Investigations

Atlantic County prosecutor calls Bally's Casino heist 'something out of the 1930s'

Dante J. McCluney, of Newark, was charged with burglary and related offenses in the alleged theft of more than $1.7 million from an armored truck outside Bally's Casino on Nov. 5, 2020. Atlantic County prosecutors said the heist, executed in broad daylight, was reminiscent of the early 20th century.

November 25, 2020

Investigations

Philly man charged in series of alleged stalking incidents targeting women in Old City

Steven Ditty, the Philadelphia man accused of multiple instances of stalking and harassment of women in Center City, was charged Wednesday, District Attorney Larry Krasner announced. Posters warning about Ditty, 32, have circulated on social media in recent weeks, prompting numerous women to come forward about encounters they had with him.

November 25, 2020

2020 Election

Trump makes familiar rambling, baseless claims of election fraud to Pa. Senate Republicans at hearing in Gettysburg

President Donald Trump delivered virtual remarks Wednesday at a hearing on alleged election issues and irregularities in Pennsylvania, which was held by state Republicans at the Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel. The president falsely claimed that he had won the election despite failing to provide hard evidence of widespread fraud or corruption.

November 25, 2020

Small Businesses

Center City Pretzel Co. launches GoFundMe to stay afloat amid pandemic

Center City Pretzel Co., a family-owned business in South Philadelphia for 40 years, launched a GoFundMe campaign in November seeking help from the community to survive the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants across the city have been crippled by the impact of COVID-19, resulting in numerous high-profile closures in 2020.

November 24, 2020

2020 Election

Pennsylvania certifies 2020 presidential election results for Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

The Pennsylvania Department of State certified the results of the 2020 presidential election on Tuesday morning, officially give the win to the Democratic ticket of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

November 24, 2020

Investigations

PSPCA investigating after disfigured dog found in Pennypack Park

The Pennsylvania SPCA is investigating after a female pit pull was found abandoned Monday morning in Northeast Philadelphia's Pennypack Park. The dog, named Lavender, had suffered severe disfiguring facial injuries in the past. Humane officers are searching for the dog's owner.

November 24, 2020

Investigations

West Chester man charged in near-fatal beating of 9-year-old girl

Dimitrios Moscharis, 34, of West Chester, has been charged with attempted murder and related offenses in the beating of his girlfriend's 9-year-old daughter on Nov. 23, 2020. The incident occurred at a home in Westtown Township, where prosecutors said the victim had been abused for weeks. The girl suffered 'near-fatal' injuries and was placed in critical condition at a local hospital.

November 24, 2020

Illness

COVID-19 cases might be 'leveling' in Philly, but Thanksgiving safety looms large

After weeks of rapid increases in COVID-19 cases across Philadelphia, there may be signs the the rate of spread may be stabilizing at a critical moment in the city's pandemic response, Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said Tuesday.

November 23, 2020

NFL

Browns' Jarvis Landry wore Allen Iverson cleats in win over Eagles

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry had a pair of custom cleats made to honor Sixers great Allen Iverson ahead of the team's 22-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 22, 2020.

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