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The Philly Four: Eagles fly high against Lions, city officials discuss school safety

Sam Britt
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Welcome to The Philly Four, a daily recap of four of the top stories from the Philadelphia area, covering everything from local government to the Phillies bullpen. A one-stop shop for the most important news bites in the City of Brotherly Love.

Eagles trounce Lions, stop losing skid

  • The Philadelphia Eagles ran rampant against the Detroit Lions on Sunday on their way to a 44-6 blowout victory. Despite missing their starting running back Miles Sanders, the Eagles were able to rack up 236 rushing yards as a team. Boston Scott and Jordan Howard were able to fill in for Sanders, each collecting a pair of touchdowns. This was the most lopsided road win in nearly 40 years for the Eagles.

City officials meet to discuss school safety

  • Philadelphia city officials will hold a press conference on Monday to discuss the ongoing effort to keep students safe despite the rampant gun violence in the city. There have been 180 gun violence victims under the age of 18 this year. Some points of discussion will be heightened police presence near schools and the hope that community leaders will assist in creating a safe space for young people.

Almost half of Afghan refugees are children

  • Philadelphia International Airport has welcomed over 25,000 refugees from Afghanistan. A letter from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin states that around 44% of the 50,000 refugees taken in by the U.S. have been children. This is about proportional to the demographics of Afghanistan, where 41% of the population is under 14.

Dilworth Park ice rink reopening this week

  • The Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink will reopen at Dilworth Park on Nov. 5. The rink encourages skaters to make a reservation for a 90-minute time slot. Tickets cost $5 for kids, $7 for adults and skate rentals are $10. Tickets can be purchased at

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