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Pat is a Web Curator for PhillyVoice, where he writes about news, sports, culture, and health in the City of Brotherly Love and surrounding region. Originally from the Jersey Shore, Pat graduated from Villanova University with a bachelors degree in political science and communications and then earned his masters in journalism at Columbia University. Before making the move from New York City to Philadelphia, Pat previously worked for Golf.com/Golf Magazine, the New York Post, Sports Business Journal/Daily, and Business Insider. Follow him on Twitter @Pat_Ralph.

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January 16, 2020

Food Stamps

Pennsylvania, New Jersey to sue Trump administration over plan to cut food stamps

Pennsylvania and New Jersey are among a group of 14 states that are suing the Trump administration over a rule change that would strip food stamp benefits from thousands of residents in both states. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

January 16, 2020

Adult Health

Study puts Pennsylvania among nation’s heaviest drinking states

Pennsylvania is among the heaviest drinking states in the U.S., according to one new survey. The Keystone State ranked as 16th heaviest-drinking state, according to a study released Wednesday by SafeHome.org. New Jersey ranked 38th on the list.

January 16, 2020

Casinos

Hard Rock CEO says Atlantic City ‘is going in the wrong direction’

Jim Allen, the CEO of Hard Rock International, said on Thursday that Atlantic City “is going in the wrong direction,'' according to the Associated Press.

January 15, 2020

Philadelphia Flyers

Flyers’ goalie Carter Hart to miss time due to abdominal strain

Philadelphia Flyers’ goalie Carter Hart will miss the next 2-3 weeks with a right lower abdominal strain after leaving Tuesday’s practice early with the injury, the team announced on Wednesday. In a corresponding move, the Flyers recalled goaltender Alex Lyon from their AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

January 15, 2020

Music

Whitney Houston among 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

New Jersey native Whitney Houston was among six artists named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2020 class. The others: The Notorious B.I.G., The Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails, T-Rex and Depeche Mode.

January 15, 2020

Movies

Filmmaker alleges M. Night Shyamalan stole her movie in making of 'Servant'

Filmmaker Francesca Gregorini is alleging in a lawsuit that director M. Night Shyamalan stole her movie concept in the making of his new show "Servant" according to The Atlantic.

January 14, 2020

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen’s youngest son, Sam, sworn in as Jersey City firefighter

Bruce Springsteen has written and performed a number of songs—some of which have been considered among his best—with the word “fire” as part of the title. Now the word takes on a whole new meaning for The Boss, as his youngest son Sam Springsteen was sworn in as a Jersey City firefighter on Tuesday.

January 14, 2020

Bridgegate

Supreme Court justices question if crimes were committed in Bridgegate scheme

Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly, the two convicted in 2016 for the Bridgegate scheme, appeared before the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday seeking to have their guilty verdicts overturned and it declared that neither had committed federal crimes.

January 14, 2020

Children's Health

New Jersey bill to end religious exemption from childhood vaccines collapses in Senate

A New Jersey bill that would have ended religious exemption from childhood vaccines collapsed in the state Senate on Monday after the bill failed to garner enough support to be brought up for a vote.

January 13, 2020

Eagles

Eagles' season of 'All or Nothing' to debut Feb. 7 on Amazon Prime

The Philadelphia Eagles’ 2019 season is set to be the subject of Amazon Prime Video’s “All or Nothing” series this year. Now, we have a date for the series debut: Friday, February 7th. 

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