Mayor Michael Nutter has announced a proposed agreement to privatize Philadelphia Gas Works. The...
Published: 11/27/2013 | 0 Comments Posted
[+1] City Council votes to ban the 3-D printing of guns. Also: No teleporting, and wizards have to promise to be nice no matter what!
 A tied election in Montgomery County is settled by candidates pulling numbers from a jar. Long story short: The jar ends up winning and ushers in an era of unprecedented transparency.
[+1] Executives from local banks and corpor-a-tions sleep out on the street for a night to raise money for homeless charities. “I just had to do something,” says one exec. “Something other than have my firm pay its appropriate share of the tax burden, which would surely benefit social services like mental-health care and shelters. But, yeah: Hoo boy. Long night.”
[-3] The city declares a Code Blue emergency due to frigid temperatures. Police begin gathering the city’s most vulnerable people off the street, and escorting them back to their McMansions in Wayne.
[+1] The roast pork sandwich at John’s Roast Pork is named one of the top 10 sandwiches in the country by Askmen.com. Askwomen.com rolls its eyes. Some web sites seem to have a lot of opinions about stuff they don’t know anything about.
[+1] Fitler Dining Room and Luke’s Lobster are named to a list of the 100 best new restaurants by mobile app Urbanspoon. Which is a big deal, because Urbanspoon is basically the Askmen.com of apps.
[+3] A police officer helps deliver a baby in a cab on Broad Street. At that moment, a $1.50 egress fee is added to the meter.
[-3] A security guard waiting for the El at 40th and Market accidentally fires his gun while rooting around in his duffel bag, grazing a woman in the face. The question on everyone’s mind: Could this be part of the nationwide “knockout game” trend?
This week’s total: +1 | Last week’s total: +6
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