Jimmy Rollins Says Cole Hamels Is Here to Stay

Plus: CHOP and the city are set to team up, (shhh) Bryzgalov gets another shutout, Philly plans to lighten up traffic, and more of what the city is talking about today.

J-Roll Says Hamels Is Here to Stay. Jimmy Rollins seems pretty adamant about his prediction that Cole Hamels will re-up his contract with the Phils. Let’s hope he’s right. [Crossing Broad]

CHOP and City Join Forces. The plan is for CHOP and the city to work together to bring quality health care to South Philly. The concept calls for a CHOP pediatric center in need of renovations and a city-owned health center for adults ready to expand, to occupy the same building in South Philly. [Inquirer]

(Shhh) Bryzgalov Gets Second Straight Shutout. The Flyers blanked the Panthers last night behind goals from Schenn, Read, Hartnell, Jagr and Wellwood. Bryz notched 28 saves in the effort. Knock knock. [The 700 Level]

John Roberts, Dead at 89. Roberts was a longtime anchor at Channel 6 WFIL and helped to found WHYY and the School of Radio, TV and Film at Temple. [NBC Philadelphia]

Philly Plans to Ease Traffic. In his address yesterday, Mayor Nutter mentioned that he hopes to ease traffic in Philadelphia. The idea is to build a Traffic Operations Center and fill it with omniscient Traffic Overlords to help Philly interpret data like signal timing and gridlock. And yeah, that’s their official title. [CBS 3]

World Weathers Poor Man’s Y2K. Yesterday, experts warned of possible technological problems that might occur as the result of a powerful solar storm that was expected to hit the Earth’s atmosphere. Someone somewhere was hoping the bunker of batteries left over from 2000 might come in handy. But, alas, nothing happened. [Philly.com]

Falling Tree Kills Five-Year-Old in Montco. A five-year-old boy was pronounced dead at Phoenixville Hospital yesterday after he was hit by a falling tree in a wooded area of Upper Providence Township. [Philly.com]