Did Bam Margera Use the N Word?

Woman who allegedly assaulted him claims he did. Plus: A new Orchestra conductor, another Jose Garces project, and more of what Philly's talking about this morning

A New Conductor for the Orchestra. He’s young, fast-rising Canadian Yannick Nézet-Séguin, one of the most buzzed-about conductors in the music circles. And he’s just 35 — around the same age Muti and Ormandy were when they took the helm. He tells the Times: “I think we are about to embark on an upward period.”  [Inquirer, NY Times]

New Firm Wants to Make Its Mark in Midtown Village…with Jose Garces. Vesper Hospitality Investments has already opened Zavino. Next is a re-do of Doc Watson’s. And by the end of the year it plans to open something with Jose Garces at the old Letto Deli site on S. 13th. [Business Journal]

Another Rotwitt-Castille Connection. Jeff Rotwitt, in the crosshairs for working both sides in the Family Court building project, represented Foxwoods in several cases before the Supreme Court — though chief justice Ron Castille (who hired Rotwitt for the Family Court stuff) never disclosed their relationship. [Inquirer]

Bam Margera Beaten In Head with Baseball Bat. Did He Use a Racial Slur? Allegedly he was hit by a 59-year-old woman in West Chester, around the corner from Margera’s bar. The woman, Elizabeth Ray, tells Dan Gross says she’s innocent and that Margera called her the N-word. [6abc]

Westrum Unloading 28 Acres Along the Schuylkill. The developer had envisioned housing on a site near Bartram’s Garden, but says the economy makes that a no-go. Price: $5.2 million. [Business Journal]

Andy Reid: Get Ready for a Rough Training Camp. The Eagles have an extra week at Lehigh this year, and Andy is telling the troops it’s not going to be pretty. Meanwhile, Big Red is off to the Middle East to pump up our troops there. [CSNPhilly, Bleed Green]