Obama Campaign Has Opposition Research On Chris Christie

Plus Chase Utley cannot disappoint (at least not last night), local Red Cross workers strike, Lower Merion joins Camden in the land of police controversy and more of what Philly is talking about this morning

Phils Beat the Reds/Utley Cannot Disappoint Crowd. The guys brought an offensive smack-down upon Cincinnati 10-3. [CSN] Chase’s return brings a record-setting crowd to CBP. [700 Level]

Red Cross Workers on Strike. Local workers hit the picket lines this morning. Management says blood donation can continue. But will there be cookies? [Fox 29]

Obama Camp Does Opposition Research on Chris Christie. The President’s campaign isn’t taking any chances or, apparently, taking the NJ guv at his word that he is not going to run for higher office. [Newsworks]

“Turnaround CEO” Takes Charge at Golden Nugget in A.C. Now that Trump’s officially out and the new owners are in, there’s talk of a $100 million reno and plans for a second 500-room property there. [Inquirer]

Who Could Replace Joe Ligambi? Speaking of new CEOs … with the arrest of alleged Philly mafia members yesterday, there’s speculation over who could step into the organization’s top boss spot. [Fox 29]

Look Camden, Do You Want Police Or Not? First they lay them off, now they hire them back. Camden reinstated 19 police officers. Then rumors started about a plan to shut the entire department down. [Courier-Post]

Concern Over Lack of Black Police Officers in Lower Merion. Some of the public and officers are asking about diversity, specifically why there aren’t more black officers higher up in the department. What the Scoop is surprised by: There’s a Main Line chapter of the NAACP. [Main Line Media News]

Feel Free to Bring Your Gun to Bucks County Parks. A ban on bringing guns to county parks was overturned because it violated state law. County solicitor Glenn Hains says “firearms can be carried on the streets of Doylestown or at the grocery store. It’s not like parks are different from anywhere else.” [Inquirer]

Philly-Based TV Show Moves. ABC’s Body of Proof with Dana Delaney, a show about a medical examiner who lives in a much-too-glossy Philadelphia, is moving production from Rhode Island to L.A. That sounds about right. [LA Times]