Afternoon News Roundup – January 19th, 2012

Photo by Tribune Chief Photographer Abdul R. Sulayman

Photo by Tribune Chief Photographer Abdul R. Sulayman

Philadelphia City Councilman Clarke favors a one-year moratorium on school closings until more information and community feedback is received, the Philadelphia Tribune reports. “I think the process is flawed,” says Clarke.

Penn Alexander

Kindergarten parents at Penn Alexander in West Philadelphia rush to get in line for registration, reports City Paper, because of a school district decision to let the school go to a lottery system. Parents are justifiably infuriated.

Police tape

A home invasion in Feltonville leaves one man critically injured, reports Gun Crisis News. The 56 year old man was reportedly shot once in the head during the robbery.

Union rally Philly

With Mayor Michael Nutter in Washington D.C., union members rally at Independence Mall for more negotiations, reports Check out our own Kenneth Lipp’s coverage of this morning’s rally too.

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