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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September 16, 2019

NBA

Sixers to host free Blue x White Scrimmage in Wilmington arena

The Sixers will host their annual "Blue x White Scrimmage" for the first time at the 76ers Fieldhouse, a multi-use sports complex in Wilmington, in October.

September 16, 2019

TV

'Seinfeld' coming to Netflix in 2021

Netflix has acquired the streaming rights to "Seinfeld" beginning in 2021, the company announced Monday.

September 16, 2019

Health News

Teen with dairy allergy dies after restaurant tells him food order was safe

A British teenager told wait staff at a burger chain restaurant that he had a dairy allergy and then died an hour later after he was served a chicken sandwich marinated in buttermilk, British officials said. 

September 12, 2019

Health News

Could New Jersey become the first state to ban all e-cigarettes?

New Jersey Sen. Stephen Sweeney is considering a bill that would ban all vaping and e-cigarette products in the state. There have been three confirmed cases of vaping-related lung disease in New Jersey and at least 450 across the United States.

September 12, 2019

SEPTA

SEPTA transit police replace Sig Sauer pistols after service weapon fires while in holster

SEPTA transit police officers will receive new guns after a cop's Sig Sauer P320 service pistol fired while it was holstered, untouched, officials said. 

September 11, 2019

Rankings

Philadelphia's Oktoberfest is one of the best in the country, survey says

Whether you're heading out at the end of this month to PHLOktoberfest in Fishtown or Oktoberfest at The Bourse, you can sip your pilsner or boch knowing you're in one of the best cities in the country to celebrate this German festival. 

September 11, 2019

Health News

Microplastics could be getting into our bodies, study says

A study published in Annals of Internal Medicine examined eight participants, aged 33 to 65, and found microplastics in every single stool sample submitted. Researchers said microplastics could be getting in from food wrappers and plastic bottles.

September 11, 2019

Crime

New Jersey man charged with doing 'donuts' on president’s Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster

Weeks after a New Jersey man reportedly broke into Taylor Swift's home and removed his shoes "to be polite," the same suspect has now been charged for causing significant property damage to a Donald Trump golf course in Bedminster. 

September 10, 2019

Rentals

Cherry Hill poised to pass ordinance restricting Airbnb rentals because of problems at Muhammad Ali mansion

Cherry Hill Township Council enacted an ordinance on Monday that would limit short-term rentals, like Airbnb, to a 30-day minimum stay. Violation of the ordinance carries a fine up to $2,000 a day and up to 90 days in jail.

September 10, 2019

Crime

Mount Laurel woman allegedly stabbed and killed her mother, police say

Marisa Rivera, 23, was charged for first degree murder, and two weapon possession charges, after she allegedly stabbed her mother, Denise DeNapoli, 56, to death around 3:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, before fleeing the apartment.

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