Mayor Nutter Says Trayvon Martin Was Assassinated

Plus: Chase Utley talks about his knees, Catholic priest trial is set to begin, City Council hearings on Mayor Nutter's tax assessment changes, and more of what Philly is buzzing about today.

Mayor Nutter Says Trayvon Martin Was Assassinated. A candlelight vigil is planned for LOVE Park tonight to pay tribute to Trayvon Martin. Yesterday, Mayor Nutter was on MSNBC where he echoed the call for George Zimmerman’s arrest and called Trayvon’s death an assassination. [Inquirer]

Chase Utley Talks About His Knees. It’s about time. The Phils second baseman addressed the media yesterday to let everyone know that he has chondromalacia, won’t be having surgery, and won’t be retiring. Phew. [Crossing Broad]

Catholic Priest Trial Set to Start. Today, Monsignor William Lynn and Reverend James Brennan are supposed to go to trial for their alleged participation in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia sexual abuse scandal. After defrocked priest Edward Avery plead guilty late last week, attorneys for the accused are seeking a delay in the start of the proceedings. [6 ABC]

Council to Review Mayor’s Tax Overhaul. Today, City Council will begin hearings on Mayor Nutter’s proposed overhaul to Philadelphia’s tax-assessment system. The plan would allegedly bring in an additional $90 million in taxes. [WHYY]

Deadly Stabbing at Chesco Wawa. Police were called to the Wawa in Eagle late last night after someone was stabbed to death in the parking lot. [NBC Philadelphia]

Spurs Stomp Sixers. Andre Iguodala’s knees kept him out while San Antonio’s Tim Duncan missed the game because he’s old. The outcome was the same as always, though, as the Spurs dominated 93-76 on the back of Tony Parker’s 21 points. [Yahoo!]