More White People Call Philadelphia Home

Plus: Mayor Nutter’s anti-flash mob schtick, the Sixers get blown out in Game 3, a guy gets his fifth DUI in five weeks, and more of what the city is talking about today.

More White People in Philadelphia. A new report shows that nearly 4,000 additional white people began calling Philadelphia home between April 2010 and July 2011. That’s a 0.7 percent increase. [Daily News]

Mayor Nutter’s “Fun, Safe, Philly Summer.” Yesterday Mayor Nutter spoke at the Stoneleigh Foundation symposium on youth violence, and the city later released a PSA on YouTube to outline how it will keep kids out of trouble this summer. Because, apparently all it takes to prevent flash mobs is a constant reminder that the libraries are open. [CBS 3]

Sixers Lose Game 3. That’s a nice way of putting it. More accurately, Boston strolled into town and massacred the team, outscoring them 61-33 in the middle two quarters of last night’s game. Game 4 is Friday. [Sixers]

Guy Gets Fifth DUI in Five Weeks. Earlier this week, a Vineland man made local news when he was charged with his fourth DUI in five weeks. Welp, he was at it again yesterday, and this time he was locked up. [6 ABC]

Phillies Earn Win With Late Hits. The Phils bats exploded late as Carlos Ruiz hit a go-ahead homer in the top of the eighth and Hector Luna (who? Exactly.) added his first career grand slam to make it a rout in the ninth. The Phils won 9-2. [Phillies]

Chesco Coach Slept With Student? A swimming coach at West Chester School District’s Bayard Rustin High School has been arrested for allegedly sleeping with a student. Supposedly this happened on multiple occasions, including one instance in which he allegedly called the girl out of school pretending to be her father. [NBC Philadelphia]

Colwyn Lifts State of Emergency (Again). This time, though, it’s part of an agreement between borough council and the town’s mayor. Following an incident in which an officer allegedly used a Taser on a handcuffed teenager, the mayor and borough council have been declaring and lifting states of emergency in a power struggle over which officers should be suspended. This most recent move marks an agreement that Lt. Wesley Seitz would return to work. [Philly.com]

Ruptured Water Main in Manayunk. Police closed off a portion of Main Street to traffic yesterday after a water main broke, flooding the sidewalk and the entire street. Business owners say customers ran for their cars, fearful they’d be flooded in. Crews finished the cleanup early Thursday morning and Main Street reopened to traffic. [6 ABC]

Firefighters Find Pot Operation. Firefighters were responding to a house fire in West Philly when they stumbled into a pot-growing operation. There were at least 100 plants in the house. [NBC Philadelphia]

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