Cole Hamels Is Becoming a Man (Says Manuel)

Plus more Catholic schools closing, CHOP has big plans for South Street, the Arrow Swim Club is a noisy neighbor and more of what Philly is talking about this morning

Archdiocese Closing More Catholic Schools. The Archdiocese just announced last-minute shutterings in Delco because of low enrollment. [CBS3]

CHOP’s Expansion Plans. The Children’s Hospital has big plans for a big presence—”almost as big as the Comcast Center or One Liberty Place”—on South Street. [Inquirer]

Arrow Swim Club Is Bothering NoLibs Residents. Neighbors are complaining that the private NoLibs swim club has been a major noise nuisance, with music so loud it’s rattling their windows. What do they expect? Something has to drown out the conversation. [Daily News]

Cole Hamels With His Shirt Off. That’s what Charlie Manuel’s talking about in the video at the link. [700 Level]

Allen Iverson Wants Back in the NBA. He loved Turkey and all, but now the 36-year-old wants to play basketball at home again. His pitch: “Maybe I’ve rubbed people the wrong way as far as saying the things I’ve said in my life and in my career. But if any team needs me to help try and win a championship in any capacity, I’m waiting.” [Washington Post]

Michael and Lisa Nutter on Harball. Chris Matthews, uncomfortably wearing a Phillies hat, interviewed the Nutters about education. Is it the Scoop’s overheated brain, or does the Mayor look at his wife like he’s still in love?

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