Travel From Philly to New York in 37 Minutes…by 2040

Plus: Police arrest man in the death of Officer Lorenzo, the Phils aren't very good at baseball, stabbings near Rittenhouse Square, and more of what the city is talking about today.

Amtrak Talks Northeast Corridor Plan. Amtrak says  you’ll be able to travel from Philly to New York in just 37 minutes. That is, if they can secure $151 billion to rebuild the Northeast Corridor so that trains can travel up to 220 miles per hour. It’s supposed to be ready by 2040. We plan on owning hovercrafts by then, so we’ll just take the highways in the sky, thank you. [Inquirer]

Arrest Made in Officer’s Death. On early Sunday morning, Philadelphia Police Officer Brian Lorenzo—a 23-year veteran of the force—was killed when a driver going the wrong direction on I-95 struck Lorenzo’s motorcycle. Police have reportedly arrested a man and charged him with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence. [NBC Philadelphia]

More Stabbings Near Rittenhouse. Two men were stabbed early Monday morning near 17th and Walnut, reportedly after a dispute at Whisper Nightclub. one victim was taken to HUP, the other was taken to Jefferson. They’re both in stable condition. The incident comes just a day after a man was stabbed early Sunday at 16th and Walnut. [6 ABC]

Phils Finish First Half. It was reported that Shane Victorino threw a temper tantrum when he found out he was slated to bat seventh yesterday. Turns out that he hadn’t thrown a temper tantrum—Charlie Manuel just wanted to give him the day off to clear his head. The Phils lost 4-3 to finish the first half of 2012 with their worst record since 1997. They’re 14 games back of first place. They’ve lost four straight and nine of their last 10. They’re 13 games below .500. Happy All-Star break, you guys. [Phillies]

Three Gored at Running of the Bulls. None of them were named Jason Babin. []

Philly’s Color Run. On Sunday morning, thousands of people ran down the Parkway and got themselves covered with bright-colored paint. has photos. []

Debate Rages Over Main Line Manager’s Salary. The Lower Merion Township manager makes more money annually than the Governor of Pennsylvania and the mayor of Philadelphia. That has some people a little upset. [Inquirer]