Up and at 'em, Philadelphia! Let's get you all caught up to start this Tuesday, January 11 off on an informed note. Here's everything going on today in town.
First, today's weather:
Sunny, brisk and quite cold. High: 24 Low: 17.
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Here are the top three stories today in Philadelphia:
As staffing issues persist due to COVID-19, The School District of Philadelphia announced that dozens of schools will move to virtual learning for the second week. Many educators are out and in quarantine due to contracting the virus. The district is reviewing schools on a case-by-case basis and will update their statuses as the situation progresses. (FOX 29 Philadelphia)
On Monday morning a woman was shot on the 1500 block of Pratt Street in the Northwood section of Philadelphia. The woman, who is 18 years old, was shot in the face and taken to Einstein Medical Center. Authorities have made no arrests in the case yet. (WPVI-TV)
After a two-year pause, Opera Philadelphia is returning to indoor performances. The performances will be held at the Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center. The Oprea will perform Igor Stravinsky's "Oedipus Rex" and George Walker's "Lilacs" on Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, tickets can be refunded if you can no longer attend. (PhillyVoice.com)
Today in Philadelphia:
Residential Transformation At The Alliance of Community Service Providers (3:30 PM)
Winter Owls At Wissahickon Environmental Center (3:30 PM)
Kate Willett At Punch Line Philly (7:00 PM)
From my notebook:
Let's talk about the coming cold. An Arctic cold front will move through this evening, bringing bitterly, potentially dangerously cold air into the region. This will be the coldest air in a couple of years - be prepared! (Facebook)
Three more schools will temporarily shift to virtual learning for students this week due to COVID-related staffing challenges. Visit philasd.org/covidupdates for details." (Facebook)
The Philadelphia Police Department is searching for a Commercial Burglary suspect in the 1st District. (Facebook)
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You're officially in the loop for today. See you all tomorrow morning for another update!
— Dan Casarella
About me: Dan Casarella is a writer, podcast producer, and small business development specialist who formerly worked in late-night television. He’s produced many talk segments, including with President Joe Biden, Kobe Bryant, and Chadwick Boseman. Dan studied Media Studies and Production at Temple University. He also enjoys running, painting, and the highs and lows of Philadelphia’s sports teams.