People Are Still Killing Each Other. First, a roundup of city violence over the weekend. This time we’ve got nightclub shootings, a murder in Society Hill, and news that you’ll apparently get yourself stabbed six times if you don’t give haircuts to strangers, even if you’re not a professional barber.
Phils Shopping Cole Hamels? Yesterday, the Phils lost to the Miami Marlins. That makes five in a row, for those of you keeping score at home. Plus, the most recent loss is accompanied by rumors that the team is shopping Cole Hamels around. It looks like Ruben Amaro Jr. might be preparing for a fire … sale. [Crossing Broad]
Nutter Aide Joins Obama Campaign. Desiree Peterkin-Bell—Mayor Nutter’s 34-year-old director of communications and strategic partnerships—will leave the mayor’s office to work on President Obama’s re-election campaign. As of next week, Peterkin-Bell will begin her tenure as the campaign’s senior adviser for communications in Pennsylvania. [Inquirer]
Rizzo Mural Vandalized. It appears as though someone has a grudge against former mayor Frank Rizzo. Rizzo’s face adorns a wall in the Italian Market section of the city. Over the weekend someone splattered black paint on Rizzo’s face and wrote “fascista” underneath his picture. [Daily News]
Jersey Still Without Power. Weekend storms caused more damage that last year’s
Hurricane Tropical Storm Irene. Thousands of New Jersey residents still don’t have power. Some of them won’t get it back until the end of the week. [6 ABC]
Three Phils Make All-Star Game. Carlos Ruiz, Cole Hamels and Jonathan Papelbon have been named to the National League’s All-Star Game roster. It’s Chooch’s first All-Star appearance. [Phillies]
Fattah’s Son Slapped With Tax Lien. “Chip” Fattah Jr. has been hit with a $31,434 lien for unpaid business-privilege taxes. The FBI raided the congressman’s son’s offices back in February and now the city might be able to freeze his bank accounts and block the sale of his properties until he pays taxes, penalties, and interest related to the 6.45 percent business-privilege levy in 2010 and 2011. [Inquirer]