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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November 18, 2019

Shopping

Five Below to sell products for more than $5 for first time in store's history

For the first time since opening its doors in 2002, Five Below will no longer feature items that are only $5 and under. The Philadelphia-based company announced they have increased the pricing on certain items to $10 and under across all stores. 

November 18, 2019

Health Stories

Chinese hunter diagnosed with bubonic plague after eating wild hare

Twenty-eight people in northern China have been quarantined after a hunter was diagnosed with bubonic plague on Saturday.

November 18, 2019

Investigation

13 prison employees suspended following inmate death in Schuylkill County

Thirteen employees at a correctional facility in Schuylkill County have been suspended following the death of an inmate last week, officials said. 

November 17, 2019

TV

Harry Styles nails first hosting gig on 'Saturday Night Live'

After this week's impeachment hearings, Harry Styles brought the right amount of silliness and a solid performance to the latest episode of "Saturday Night Live." 

November 17, 2019

Food & Drink

Esquire names Pizzeria Beddia one of best new restaurants in U.S.

Pizzeria Beddia continues to grow its critical acclaim by snagging another top spot position. This time the Fishtown pizza shop was named one of Esquire's Best New Restaurants in America for 2019.

November 14, 2019

Transportation

PATCO's Franklin Square Station renovation project gets $12.5 million grant from feds

Delaware River Port Authority will receive a $12.5 million grant to renovate PATCO's Franklin Square Station, which has been closed for nearly 40 years. This $30 million project will eventually reopen the train station located near Seventh and Race streets. Construction will begin in fall 2020, and Franklin Square Station is expected to be back in service in summer 2023.

November 14, 2019

Colleges

Penn cancels remainder of women's volleyball season due to 'offensive' posters in locker room

The University of Pennsylvania has canceled the remainder the women's volleyball team's season after the administration found "vulgar, offensive, and disrespectful" posters in the team's locker room. 

November 14, 2019

Crime

Delivery driver killed mom, left body in car at pizza shop, cops say

Brian Templeton, of Burlington County, New Jersey, man is accused of killing his mother and leaving her body stuffed inside a chest left inside his car, which was found parked outside the pizza shop where he was employed.

November 13, 2019

TV

Will Ferrell to host 'Saturday Night Live' for fifth time

Will Ferrell will host "Saturday Night Live" just before Thanksgiving, marking the comedian's fifth-time hosting the sketch comedy show. The former SNL cast member returns to his old stomping grounds at Studio 8H on Saturday, Nov. 23, with musical guest King Princess. With the appearance, Ferrell will join the show's Five-Timers Club, a group that already includes Upper Darby-native and Ferrell's former castmate Tina Fey, and Steve Martin, Justin Timberlake, Alec Baldwin, Melissa McCarthy, Candace Bergen and others.

November 13, 2019

Adult Health

Tall people have a higher likelihood of developing atrial fibrillation, Penn researchers say

Penn Medicine researchers found a strong association between height and an increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib) — a heart condition that causes irregular and rapid heartbeat.

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