Virginia Streva

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Virginia Streva is a Culture Curator for PhillyVoice.com. Originally from south Louisiana, she moved to Philadelphia in 2015. She loves exploring different themes in culture and is loving the Philly culture she has become a part of since moving here. She has a background in music journalism and creative writing. She wrote her first novel, "I Want To Be Adored," in 2011. When she’s not writing, she enjoys yoga, watching "Food Network" in her PJs with a cup of tea, and exploring the city. Follow her on Twitter @vastreva.

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January 23, 2020

Court

Former Rep. Motiva Johnson-Harrell sentenced to three months in prison, then house arrest

Movita Johnson-Harrell, a former West Philadelphia state representative, will serve prison time after pleading guilty to misusing over $500,000 in funds from her nonprofit for personal use.

January 23, 2020

Catholic Church

Cleveland's Bishop Nelson Perez to replace Archbishop Charles Chaput as leader of Philadelphia Catholic church

Bishop Nelson J. Perez, of Cleveland, will become the new Archbishop of Philadelphia, succeeding Archbishop Charles Chaput, Pope Francis announced on Thursday. 

January 22, 2020

Investigations

Penn State suspends fraternity accused of sexually assaulting student

Four members of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity allegedly sexually assaulted a Penn State University student earlier this month, according to a university alert issued on Tuesday.

January 22, 2020

Prevention

Sunscreen chemicals absorb into the bloodstream and stay there for days, FDA study finds

Six chemicals commonly found in sunscreen products are absorbed into the bloodstream and remain there for days afterward, according to a study conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

January 22, 2020

Legislation

New Jersey becomes first state to require severance pay after mass layoffs

On Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed over 100 bills into law, including legislation that makes New Jersey the only state in the country to require severance pay for mass layoffs. 

January 21, 2020

Politics

President Trump's impeachment trial: Watch live as proceedings begin in the U.S. Senate

President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate begins Tuesday afternoon. Trump is the third U.S. president in history to face removal from office by a Senate trial. The the proceedings will begin with a debate about a proposed resolution from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell establishing the rules that will govern the trial. That resolution is expected to take most of Tuesday and the Democrats will argue that McConnell's resolution will rush the trial, Associated Press reports.

January 21, 2020

Music

Meek Mill to join John Legend, DJ Khaled for Nipsey Hussle tribute at 2020 Grammys

Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, and John Legend will perform at the 62nd Grammy Awards on Sunday, paying tribute to the later rapper Nipsey Hussle. 

January 21, 2020

Fires

Apartment complex fire displaces 29 South Jersey residents

Nearly 30 people have been displaced following a three-alarm fire that broke out at a South Jersey apartment complex and damaged dozens of apartments on Tuesday morning.

January 20, 2020

Animals

Brandywine SPCA receives 30 dogs from earthquake-shaken Puerto Rico

Thirty dogs are headed to the Brandywine SPCA in West Chester, Chester County after being displaced from Puerto Rico by a series of earthquakes that rattled the island this month.

January 20, 2020

Manufacturing

Philly man killed in industrial accident at South Jersey food processing facility

Felipe Rodriguez-Tzon, a 28-year-old Philadelphia man, died Saturday in an industrial accident at Safeway Fresh Foods in Vineland, New Jersey.

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