A multicultural market (Instagram/@thetinybun)

Tanker truck driver may have lost control

Working theory on the I-95 collapse: the driver of a northbound gasoline-carrying tractor-trailer appears to have lost control while navigating the exit. The truck tipped over, the tank ruptured, and the fire began — melting the steel girders of the overpass. A preliminary NTSB report is expected in 2-3 weeks. The driver, who was killed, has been identified as Nathanial Moody, per 6ABC, a 53-year-old father with a decade of trucking experience.

Meanwhile, restaurants near the collapse are having a rough start to the week, Ali Mohsen reports — closed side streets are blocking staff, deliveries, and customers from getting through.

PennDOT workers have start removing debris from the collapse site to prepare for the rebuild, which is expected to take months. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

Tenango rum will bring Guatemalan flavor to Philly

A new rum from Guatemala is coming to Philadelphia by way of El Merkury owner Sofia Deleon. Tenango is made in the same distillery Deleon’s great-great-grandmother used to own, and it comes in a gorgeous sheath hand-woven on Guatemalan looms. Kae Lani Palmisano has details about how the rum is made and where you’ll be able to find it.

Sofia Deleon with a bottle of her new Guatemalan rum, Tenango, outside her restaurant El Merkury in Center City, Philadelphia. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

RECAP: What else happened?

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• A former Philly police officer was found not guilty of beating Rickia Young during 2020 protests, after lawyers argued it wasn’t clear if he hit her since dozens of officers swarmed Young’s car and dragged her and her family out. [Inquirer$] 

• Construction has begun on the FDR Park “meadows.” A former municipal golf course that went wild during the pandemic, the area is currently big piles of dirt — the start of a wetlands area designers say is necessary to mitigate flooding. Critics aren’t convinced. [Billy Penn]

• Have a small biz in Philadelphia that helps your community thrive? Applications are open for this year’s Comcast RISE grants; deadline June 30. [Comcast]

• Gritty got 79 votes for sheriff and 71 votes for 2nd district councilmember in the May primary. Other write-in votes went cross-party, with Dem candidate Allan Domb scoring 183 Republican nods for mayor. [Philly Blunt]

• East Passyunk is getting a new taproom for the summer thanks to Carbon Copy, which opened a season-long pop up in the former Separatist Beer spot at 12th and Morris. [Breweries in Pa.]

• Philly native Patti LaBelle lands at the Met Philly on Dec. 9 for her first hometown show since 2019. [PhillyVoice]

• Phillies manager Rob Thomson had quite a weekend, being tossed by veteran umpire Bill Miller in Saturday’s game, and then giving a quick hook on his starter on Sunday. [Billy Penn] 


Mayor Kenney, whose father was a firefighter, attends the graduation ceremony for the Philadelphia Fire Department’s 200th cadet class, held at Franklin Towne Charter Elementary School (10 a.m.). It’ll be livestreamed on Facebook.


🧺 Explore the restaurants of Mt. Airy with the return of Supper Sessions, offering al fresco dining every second Wednesday along a block of Germantown Avenue closed to vehicle traffic. (Wednesday, June 14, through September)

💵 The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll returns with dozens of local vendors offering snacks, crafts, and goods for $1, $3, or $5, along with live music and performances. (5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 15)