Phillies Win Behind Cliff Lee’s Third Straight Shutout

Gay marriage issue revisited in Jersey, cops respond to flash mob, happy hours get flexible and more of what Philly is talking about today

Lee, Phillies Take Game One Off Red Sox. Cliff Lee led the Phillies to a 5-0 win over the Boston Red Sox last night. He did so by tossing his third consecutive complete-game shutout (first Phillie to do so in 61 years), allowing only two hits and driving in one of the Phils five runs. Lee finished June with a 5-0 record and is in the midst of a 31-inning scoreless streak. So, is that good? [The 700 Level]

Police Made Arrests in Saturday’s “Flash Mob.” Two young men and a young woman have been charged with crimes related to Saturday night’s migrating mob of teenagers. The charges, however, are not a result of the random attacks the mob committed on North Broad Street, but stem from cell-phone theft from open restaurant windows. [FOX 29]

Gay Couples in Jersey Will Fight for Marriage. Seven gay couples in New Jersey plan on filing lawsuits today demanding that the courts recognize their partnerships as marriages. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has made clear his plans to veto any pro-gay marriage legislation that might pass, so the couples have a better chance at appealing to the courts. []

New Jersey Pension Costs Rise. Speaking of Governor Christie, he has signed a bill into law that will cost thousands of Jersey workers, and retirees, more for pensions and health benefits. [Inquirer]

Happy Hours Are More Flexible. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed a bill yesterday that will allow longer happy hours as long as the weekly total still doesn’t surpass 14 hours. So, here’s to longer happy hours—cheers, Philly. [CBS 3]

Campbell’s Soup Announces Layoffs. The soup giant has announced it will can 770 employees—including about 10 percent of the workers at its Camden headquarters. [FOX 29]