Friday, June 17, 2016

The Daily Numbers for Friday, June 17

The Daily Numbers: 1, as in Wawa Store No. 1 on MacDade Boulevard in the Folsom section of Ridley Township, which will close its doors today.

420, as in Route 420, just a couple of blocks away, where Wawa will open a new super store today.

2 graduates from Chester High who have a little extra to celebrate. They recently tied the knot.

12 Chester residents who took advantage of a public hearing last night with the federal Department of Justice to convey their concerns over the Chester Police Department.

27,000 calls to Chester police in just 5 months so far in 2016

13 homicides so far this year in the city.

121 years of education coming to an end as they close the doors for the last time at St. Francis de Sales School in Aston.

15 people who plan to walk in the woods around the Don Guanella School in Marple Saturday. A disagreement with the archdiocese, which is in the process of selling the site to a developer, seems to be smoothed over.

6:30 p.m. Sunday, time of Mass at Basilica SS. Peter and Paul downtown in memory of the victims of the Orlando shooting.

23 months in jail for man who operated auto tag business in Chester that scammed hundreds of people.

314 graduates of Marple Newtown High School who received diplomas last night.

1 major American city with a soda tax. That would be Philly, which gave the OK to new tax yesterday.

1.5-cent-per-gallon levy on sugary drinks.

33 cats removed from house in Frankford section of Philly.

27 to 54 years in jail for Chester County man who ran cocaine operation out of his home.

5 A.C. casinos that could face a labor strike by workers just in time for the July 4 holiday.

1 year since 9 people were gunned down in Charleston, S.C., church.

13-2 loss for the Phils to Blue Jays last night.

7 games under .500 now at 30-37.

7 games over .500 just a few weeks ago.

4 errors committed by the Phils last night.

8 runs on 8 hits given up by Aaron Nola in just 2 innings and change.

2nd straight rough outing for Nola.

17 hits, 5 home runs for the Blue Jays.

11 home runs over last 3 games for Toronto.

7, as in Game 7, Sunday night after LeBron James and the Cavs beat Golden State last night.

41 points for 2nd straight game for James.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

Pete Mackanin held a team meeting after a brutal effort by the Phils last night, committing 4 errors in another blowout loss to the Blue Jays.

I Don’t Get It: Still can’t quite get my head around the idea of that gator snatching a 2-year-old boy in shallow water at the lagoon down at Disney World and then hauling him off into the water. Just horrible.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the students, staff and families of St. Francis de Sales School in Aston, which closed its doors for the last time yesterday.

Quote Box: “I hate to see the other one close but it’s progress.”

- William Wasson, at old original Wawa Store No. 1 in Ridley yesterday.

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