Reporter @phillydotcom covering issues of race, gender, sexuality, inequality (in print: @PhillyInquirer). Tips: mboren@phillynews.com. Proud @SyracuseU alumnus

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Michael covers social justice and issues of discrimination, race, and gender in the Philadelphia area. He previously covered crime and police in South Jersey.

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Saw a Vikings spit drunkenly on the street and try to talk to people passing by. His (seemingly sober) friend gave him some wise advice: “Don’t talk to them. They don’t like us.”
Minnesotans with Philly ties offer this advice to Vikings fans thinking of heading to the Linc on Sunday: "Don't go." But if you do.... "show up in the parking lot with a case of Yuengling. (And make sure you know how to pronounce it.)"  http://www.startribune.com/vikings-fans-know-how-to-behave-in-philadelphia-for-your-own-good/469951963/ 
I was just thinking about Amber Long the other day. Amber was shot and killed in January 2014 while walking with her mother in Northern Liberties. A terrible tragedy. Amber's mother deserves answers. @JeniceArmstrong  http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/jenice_armstrong/four-years-after-unsolved-murder-in-northern-liberties-amber-longs-mom-tries-to-move-on-jenice-armstrong-20180118.html 
I was just thinking about Amber Long the other day. Amber was shot and killed while walking with her mother in Northern Liberties. A terrible tragedy. Amber's mother deserves answers. @JeniceArmstrong  http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/jenice_armstrong/four-years-after-unsolved-murder-in-northern-liberties-amber-longs-mom-tries-to-move-on-jenice-armstrong-20180118.html 
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Awards

Finalist for in-depth reporting

2012 - In-depth reporting
Gannett's third-quarter Awards of Excellence; finalist for in-depth reporting category: For a moving piece on the devastating impact heroin has had on families and small towns in Indiana. Judges said: "Reporter Michael Boren did a masterful job of weaving together details about the tragic death of 18-year-old Cierra Adams, and how heroin has changed life for many in small towns across the Hoosier state. The video accompanying the story was dramatic and well done."