Urban Outfitters Upsetting People With “Auschwitz Chic” Shirt

Plus: A former A.D.A jumped off the Ben Franklin Bridge, Philly might close 40 schools, two troopers suspended over “Death Race 2012,” and more of what the city is buzzing about today.

Urban Outfitters Still Pissing People Off. This time it’s the Anti-Defamation League that’s upset over a t-shirt they say has a striking resemblance to the Star of David that Nazis used to identify Jews during the Holocaust. It’s been sarcastically described as “Auschwitz chic” in at least one publication. [Fox 29]

Former A.D.A. Commits Suicide. Yesterday morning,  attorney Jamie Egan jumped to his death off the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Egan worked in the D.A.’s office from 2000 to 2006 and still had active criminal-defense cases at the time of his death. [Inquirer]

School District Might Close 40 Schools. As the Philadelphia School District gets ready to come up $218 million short next year, as many as 40 schools could wind up on the chopping block. [Inquirer]

Two Suspended Over “Death Race 2012.” Two New Jersey state troopers have been suspended without pay following an investigation into the caravan of exotic sports cars that received a police escort on the Garden State Parkway at over 100 mph last month. If you ain’t first, you’re last. [Philly.com]

Phillies Lose. Let’s agree to never talk about what happened last night. Deal? Deal. [The 700 Level]

But, Hey, the Sixers Clinched the Playoffs. So, everybody feign interest on three. One … two … three. [Yahoo!]

Fire on Sansom Street. A fire broke out on the 1700 block of Sansom Street last evening. Firefighters were able to control the blaze, but four people were displaced and one firefighter was injured. The Raven Lounge—immediately next door to the fire—was untouched and open for business last night. [NBC Philadelphia]

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