Jayson Werth’s Packing His Bags

Plus Radnor residents have to handle their own garbage (quelle horreur!), a new place to get Stephen Starr food, the PHA hired belly dancers for diversity event, and more of what Philly's talking about this morning

Jayson Werth Signs With the Nationals. To no one’s surprise, Werth’s breakup with us is finally official. He got a $126 million contract to go play for the D.C. team. [Daily News, CSN]

More Attacks on Women in Kensington. Another woman was murdered over the weekend close to the neighborhood, and there was an assault there early this morning. [6ABC]

Financial Trouble in Radnor. The Main Line town’s spending — including a $16-million municipal building sporting a three-story glass atrium and about $400,000 in legal fees from a lawsuit against a former township manager who was helping himself to extra bonuses — has forced Radnor to make unpleasant cuts. Savings of more than $500,000 are expected to come from the fact that residents “now must drag their trash bins to the curb,” instead of getting backyard trash pickup. Oh, the horror. [Inquirer]

Carl Greene With Belly Dancers. Back in 2006, the Philadelphia Housing Authority ran up a $17,000 tab for a diversity training meeting. Of course they did. That included $1,200 for belly dancers who, yes, are pictured with Greene at the link. [Fox 29]

No More Cruise Ships in Philly’s Port. Come January 1st, the Delaware River Port Authority will abandon the terminal it spent millions developing to host cruise ships. [Newsworks] However, you can now cruise the Delaware on a new paddle wheel riverboat that opened last Thursday and offers food by Stephen Starr. [Business Journal]

Reverend Calls Catholic Church “Lazy Monopoly.” He also noted that monopoly is losing customers at a one-in-three rate. “The Future of the Church” was addressed at a forum at St. Joe’s on Sunday. Hey, wait a second. Shouldn’t they have been in church? [Inquirer]

PSU Bowl Game Confirmed. The Nittany Lions will play Florida on New Year’s day at the Outback Bowl. Tickets go on sale this morning if you’d like to ring in 2011 in Tampa. [Daily Collegian]