Mitt Romney at Franklin Institute to Talk Taxes, Probably Not to See the Giant Heart

Plus: Flyers get their brooms ready, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announces mergers, changes at the top for Wawa, and more of what Philly is buzzing about today.

Romney’s in Philly. The presidential hopeful will be at the Franklin Institute today. Unfortunately for him, it’ll be for the Tri-State Tax Summit, so we’re not sure he’ll have time to catch a showing of Flying Monsters in IMAX. [Fox 29]

Everyone Hates the Penguins. If you managed to do something other than watch Game 3 between the Flyers and the Pens yesterday, then you messed up. Here’s why the whole city hates Pittsburgh a little more than usual today. Oh, and the Flyers won 8-4, so get your brooms ready for Wednesday’s Game 4 in South Philly. [Crossing Broad]

Archdiocese Announces Mergers. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced yesterday that 12 parishes in Manayunk, Germantown and Coatesville will be consolidated into five. The consolidation will take effect on July 1st. [6 ABC]

Wawa Prez Ready for the Takeover. Wawa’s 41-year-old Chris Gheysens—currently the company’s president—will take over as CEO in January when Howard Stoeckel retires. [Inquirer]

Linc Adds Casino Ads. The NFL recently changed a rule and now the Birds are able to promote casinos in Lincoln Financial Field. Sports books that allow people to bet on games can’t advertise in the stadiums. [Inquirer]

Break Out the Flip-Flops. Temperatures might reach a record high today. Hope your shorts are still unpacked from that teaser week back in March. [NBC Philadelphia]

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Cop Shoots Guy Swinging Ax. Police received a call from a 19-year-old man in Upper Darby yesterday. The young man told cops that he was going to kill his family and then himself. When police responded to the call, the guy jumped out of the closet swinging an ax at an officer. The officer shot the man—who has a history of mental illness—twice. He’s being treated at HUP. [NBC Philadelphia]