No Flash Mobs in Philly This Weekend

Plus: South Jersey floods, Philabundance gets potatoes, school district vacancies, and more of what the city is buzzing about today

Curfew Crackdown Leads to Quiet Weekend. Friday and Saturday nights were the first sporting Mayor Nutter’s new bedtime for minors in Center City and University City. Some 60 teens were picked up for violating the curfew, but no flash mobs or random attacks from groups of teenagers. [Inquirer]

Storms Bring Flooding to the Area. In a summer marked by heat waves, it was yesterday’s rain that was causing problems in the region. A dam broke in Pittsgrove, a state of emergency was declared in Cumberland County and some portions of South Jersey saw 10 inches of rain. [Inquirer]

Musikfest Shut Down Due to Weather. For the 28th time, ArtsQuest put on an annual festival in Bethlehem last week. ArtsQuest is reporting a $750,000 loss on the event after yesterday’s rain caused much of the festival to be shut down. [WFMZ]

Delco Farm Donates to Philabundance. Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation at Ridley Creek State Park in Delaware County has made a large donation to Philabundance to help create whatever the opposite of a potato famine is. More than 300 pounds of potatoes were given to the charity and will be distributed this week. [Daily Times]

Harry Kalas Tribute Rescheduled for Tuesday. The rain put a damper on plans to honor the late Harry Kalas yesterday when the Phils game was postponed. The unveiling of the statue of Kalas has been moved to Tuesday evening prior to a game with the Diamondbacks while Sunday’s Phils game has become the matinee of a September 20th doubleheader with the Nats. [FOX 29]

Philadelphia School District Filling 1,000 Vacancies. Philly’s school district will be able to re-hire about 200 teachers who were recently laid off as part of their effort to fill 1,000 teaching vacancies. Most of those opportunities will be taken care of with transfers—forced or voluntary—and then some will be able to be given to teachers who recently lost their jobs. [Notebook]