More Flash-Mob Attacks

Plus: Ibanez’s big Sunday, the Barnes fight is back in the courts and more of what Philly is buzzing about today

Arrests Made in Most Recent Flash-Mob Attacks. Four people were arrested for participating in Friday’s flash-mob attacks in Center City. The mob of approximately 30 people knocked things over and attacked pedestrians in the heart of Center City. One of the boys charged is only 11 years old. Mayor Nutter and Police Commissioner Ramsey will publicly address the incidents sometime early this week. [Daily News]

Ruth Caplan Perelman Passed Away Sunday. The matriarch of the philanthropic (yet plagued by squabbling) Perelman dynasty died of pneumonia at HUP. Perelman and her husband Raymond have made significant financial contributions to institutions all over the city. Recently, the couple donated $225 million to the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. [Inquirer]

Raul, Phillies Win With Walk-Off. Raul must have smelled blood in the water because he started his shark week off with one hell of a Sunday. Ibanez went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBIs and capped the day off with a game-winning double. Phillies newbie Hunter Pence scored the winning run. [The 700 Level]

DeSean Jackson Expected to Report to Camp Today or Tomorrow. It has been reported that the Eagles star wideout will join his teammates at training camp in Lehigh either today or tomorrow. He’ll do so without a new contract. The Scoop guesses that paying daily fines of $30,000 on a yearly salary of less than $600,000 probably wasn’t very fiscally responsible. [6 ABC]

Liquor Privatization Plan Would Cap Liquor Store Numbers. The new plan to privatize liquor in PA would essentially keep the number of liquor stores in Philly the same. The limited number and cost of liquor licenses would encourage high-end, reliable individuals and companies to enter the market. These places are going to sell Mad Dog 20/20—exactly how high class are we talking? [CBS 3]

Philadelphia Orchestra’s Endowment in Danger. Another legal move has the Philadelphia Orchestra worried about the security of its endowment. [Inquirer]

Barnes Fight Heads Back to Courts. Yes, again. Today, a Montco judge will hear arguments to keep the Barnes Foundation from making its much debated move to the Parkway. [CBS 3]

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