Why Did Philly Schools Chief Get a $65,000 Bonus?

That's on top of her $338,000 salary. Plus: Police release Snooki's mugshot, the Mormons are coming to Center City, and more of what Philly is talking about this morning

DRPA Chairman Says There’s Lots of Smoke, Little Fire. John Estey responded to recent criticisms of the DRPA, while defending the salaries of its leadership and its role in economic development. [Inquirer]

Ackerman Refuses to Explain Her Bonus. Philly schools chief Arlene Ackerman refused to explain why she was paid a $65,000 bonus on top of her $338,000 annual salary. Could it be because she’s a shameless hack? (Wait, did the Scoop just say that out loud?) [Inquirer]

Seaside Heights Police Release Snooki’s Mugshot. It’s kind of like a car crash, folks: You don’t want to look, but you have to. [NBC Philadelphia]

Two Candidates Join the Senate Race. Pat Toomey and Joe Sestak have company: candidates from the Libertarian and Green parties will also be on the ballot in November. [Philly.com]

Mormon Temple Is A Go In Center City. The city finally relented and will let the Mormons build a temple on the Ben Franklin Parkway. The temple will be at 17th and Vine and is expected to attract 400,000 visitors per year. [Inquirer]

JoPa Says He’s Fine. As Penn State gets ready for pre-season practice, Joe Paterno said he’s feeling fine despite an intestinal illness that laid him up for much of the spring and summer. But there’s still no guarantee the 83-year-old Paterno will coach every game from the sidelines this season. [Inquirer]