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[+2] Point Breeze is enjoying a real-estate boom. Actually, that might’ve been a gunshot.
[-1] A placenta is found in an alley behind a Center City McDonald’s. In France, they call that a Royale with Après-Birth.
[-3] The Philadelphia Parking Authority plans to increase penalties for late payments on parking tickets. “And — what the hell — we’re gonna start just towing cars away and launching them into churches. We’re done trying to be liked. We want you to hate us so much it hurts you.”
 Eagles cheerleaders debut this season’s outfits, designed by Vera Wang. Poor Joe Conklin is driven mad trying to craft the perfect cheerleader/wang joke.
[+1] Phillies farm team the Lehigh Valley IronPigs wins a Golden Bobblehead award for its “interactive urinal gaming systems.” Which is an awful fancy name for a glory hole.
[+1] The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation invites out-of-town bloggers on a weekend-long tour of the city’s neighborhoods. Well, certain neighborhoods. Actually, they just circled Chestnut Hill for a couple days.
[+1] The Streets Department now allows residents to put their trash by the curb at 5 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. But they admit you can continue putting shit anywhere any time you want, as per tradition.
[+3] A Bensalem High School junior starts a charity program called “Make the Homeless Smile.” But it’s quickly overshadowed by the “Make Them Fucking Beg For It” campaign.
 Delaware brewery Dogfish Head, which trademarked the name Namaste, says it hopes to resolve its issues with the newly formed Texas-based Namaste Brewing. “Do we get a say?” ask representatives of the culture that has been using the word for more than 4,000 years.
 Some Wawa locations are installing outdoor seating. Plus umbrellas, so the tables don’t get too Sizzli. (Bell Curve sorry.)
This week’s total: 4 | Last week’s total: -5
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