Yo, Philly In the News
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- 18-year-old Brandon Ford, a student at West Philadelphia High School, will get to sit next to Michelle Obama during tonight's State of the Union address. Ford was supposed to see President Obama announce a new science and math initiative in September, but wasn't allowed in after he forgot his student ID. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
- Universal Companies, a community development organization run by Kenny Gamble, won a $500,000 grant from the Department of Education's Promise Neighborhoods initiative, to help rebuild 200 blocks in the Point Breeze section of the city. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
- 120 residents of Atlantic City public housing were forced to evacuate last night when there were electrical problems in their building. A number of the residents had special medical needs. They were bussed by the Red Cross to area shelters. [NBC]
- The Sixers beat the Phoenix Suns last night, 105-95. This is the fourteenth home game they've won this season. [CBS]
- Today's weather: Cloudy with a high near 40. [NOAA]
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