Flash Mob Robs Upper Darby Sears

N.J. doesn't want to share its beaches, SEPTA gets served, vandals swipe part of Vietnam Veterans Memorial and more of what Philly is buzzing about today

Flash Mob Pillages Upper Darby Sears. Approximately 40 boys from West Philly invaded the Upper Darby Sears and swiped thousands in merchandise over the weekend. Police were able to nab 16 of the culprits ranging from 11 to 19 years old. This whole flash mob thing is getting out of hand. [FOX 29]

N.J Officials Want You Off Their Beaches. New Jersey state officials are considering adopting new ordinances that would make public access to the Shore more difficult. With the traffic on 55 and the lack of public restrooms, isn’t going to the Shore already pretty difficult? [ABC News]

Vandals Take Sign From Memorial. The word “Philadelphia” was stolen from a sign on the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Society Hill. Is nothing sacred anymore? [Inquirer]

SEPTA Is Getting Sued. After allegedly not paying bus and trolley drivers for the maintenance checks they performed, SEPTA has been named in lawsuits filed on behalf of 15 employees. The lawyer representing the SEPTA drivers intends to seek class-action status for his clients. Of all things to skimp on—maintenance checks? Really, SEPTA? [Plan Philly]

Calendar Firefighter Found Dead. It appears that Jack Slivinski, the firefighter who landed in some hot water for posing in a calendar in only his bunker pants, took his own life over the weekend. [6 ABC]

Doc Goes the Distance.  Roy Halladay pitched a complete game yesterday as the Phils downed the A’s 3-1 in Doc’s 10th win of the season. The Fightin’s get a breather today before the Red Sox roll into town for a three-game inter-league series. Bring it on. [Phillies]

Dude, Where’s Your Car? Survey shows Philadelphians have a small carbon footprint when it comes to commuting. The city ranked among the best in the nation for utilizing public transportation or walking or biking to work. [Daily News]