Phillies Lose Lead, Game Two

Plus: The Eagles squander another lead, boy crashes car on Roosevelt Boulevard, the Franklin Institute gets $10 million, and more of what the city is talking about today

Cardinals Win Game Two To Even Series at 1-1. Last night the Phillies blew an early 4-0 lead as St. Louis came from behind to win 5-4 and knot the series up at one game a piece. The Scoop is well aware that his blood pressure this October isn’t going to be at a consistent or healthy level. [The 700 Level]

Eagles Lose to San Francisco. The bad news is that the Eagles are 1-3, just blew another fourth quarter lead and fell further into the basement of the NFC East. The good news is that the Scoop just saved a bunch of money on his car insurance. [The 700 Level]

Boy Hospitalized After Taking Car for Joy Ride. A 9-year-old boy is in critical but stable condition at St. Chistopher’s Hospital for Children after he took his parents’ Chevy Malibu for a joyride on Roosevelt Boulevard where he hit a tree and flipped it over. [Daily News]

Former Bad Egg Gives Franklin Institute $10 Million. Nicholas Karabots—a former gang member in the South Bronx who made a fortune in printing supplies, puzzle books and real estate—has donated the largest contribution the Franklin Institute has ever received. [Inquirer]

Billie Jean King Checks Out Fairmount Park. Billie Jean King participated in the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes after touring Fairmount Park in North Philly to hear about the project to revitalize the park and its tennis courts. [Daily News]

Philly Starts Clean Block Contest. If your block is the cleanest in the city, you can enter a contest held by the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee to win up to $1,000 to help clean your block. So, the cleanest block in Philly is set to win $1,000 to get extra clean, while the out of control blocks will remain littered with blight. See what we did there? [WHYY]

 

 

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