When Mayor Michael Nutter appointed Sylvia Simms to the School Reform Commission (SRC) in January,...
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[+1] House-flipping is on the rise in Northern Liberties, Fishtown and Passyunk Square. But everywhere else they’re just kind of folding into themselves.
[+1] Haverford College starts using a herd of 29 goats instead of lawn mowers to keep its grounds tidy. Well, not so much “tidy” as “dotted with goat turds.”
[-2] An arsonist sets fire to 20 cars in a parking lot in the Northeast. Well, you know, he’s an arsonist now.
[-2] Former Wing Bowl champion Bill “El Wingador” Simmons faces a possible seven years behind bars after pleading guilty to cocaine-possession charges. Say it ain’t so, guy who’s famous for transcendent acts of self-destruction.
[+3] The Philadelphia Eagles will retire Donovan McNabb’s number. And his spit-up bib.
[+1] Strip clubs argue that the city’s amusement tax shouldn’t apply to lap dances, as they are performances of “contemporary American theater.” It’s true. About 50 percent of them play out like Zoo Story.
 Neuroscience research company Lumosity names Ambler, Pa., the 38th-smartest city in the country. Psst. Dude, everybody in Ambler thinks Lumosity is a real thing. It’s, like, totes adorbs how proud they are right now.
[+1] SliCE Pizza wins South Philly Review’s Pizza Olympics as the best in town. Don’t you worry, Ambler — you still have the smartest pizza.
 Sylvester Stallone announces he will once again reprise the Rocky Balboa role, this time playing mentor to the aspiring-boxer grandson of Apollo Creed. “I don’t have the heart to tell you how this ends, kid,” says Tommy “The Machine” Gunn to the TV in the shop window. “I guess I never had the heart.”
[-1] Campbell’s Soup will add a “Philly-Style Cheesesteak” variety to their Chunky soup line. Anybody have a Wet-Nap? McNabb just spit up again.
This week’s total: +2 | Last week’s total: +11
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