Morning Scoop: Occupy Philly to Prevent Construction?
Occupy Philly Might Not Vacate Dilworth Plaza. Dilworth Plaza is slated to undergo some major changes—with construction set to begin this month—that would turn the public space into a $50 million outdoor destination that would include a cafe and an ice rink in the winter. There is some speculation that Occupy Philly protesters might not vacate the site to allow construction to begin. Which is totally reasonable considering how much they’ve accomplished since setting up their tents a month ago. [Daily News]
Fumo’s E-mails From Prison. The feds have compiled a collection of emails Fumo has sent from prison over the last six months. Based on the type of language stricken from the record, it’s safe to say that this collection of original literature won’t make him the next Shel Silverstein. [Daily News]
Tropicana Allows 14-Year-Old to Play Some Slots. The Trop may be facing some financial sanctions after a 14-year-old boy was allowed to play some slots. Allegedly a security guard walked right past him and didn’t do a thing to stop him. [FOX 29]
Gunfire on a SEPTA Train. Last night a man channeled his inner Plaxico on the Frankford El when he shot himself in the leg with his own gun. [CBS 3]
Booze at a South Jersey Mall? The Moorestown Mall has developed a fool-proof marketing strategy that will help it to combat the loss of shops and lack of revenue it has been experiencing of late: booze. The mall wants to sell liquor, and the issue will be in front of voters this year, just four years after they turned down the same idea at the polls. [FOX 29]
American Revolution Museum Gets an Architect. Robert A.M. Stern—dean of the Yale School of Architecture—has, for the third time, been chosen to design the American Revolution Museum now slated to be built at Third and Chestnut streets. Stern’s plan is a $150 million project expected to be ready by 2015. [Inquirer]