Mayor Michael Nutter has announced a proposed agreement to privatize Philadelphia Gas Works. The...
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[+1] The Philadelphia Parking Authority announces that Saturday parking downtown is free in December. “For only one car. And the lone victor, bathed in riches, shall serve as a reminder of our generosity and our forgiveness.”
[-3] A viral video shows Christmas shoppers fighting, one of them using a stun gun, at Franklin Mills on Black Friday. “Best birthday present ever,” says little baby Jesus. “World Star!”
[-1] Delays at the Dilworth Plaza construction site were caused, in part, by the discovery of old pipes and concrete staircases. And, under that, a colony of tiny Occupy Philly molepeople. “Mic check?” cries one, weakly squinting into the sun for the first time in over a year. “Mic check,” his friends reply from the shadows behind him.
 Schools, businesses and the state legislature close in Pennsylvania for the opening of rifle deer season. Ha, ha, you backwoods redneck hicks. Don’t you know guns are for shooting people?
[+2] Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar in South Philly celebrates 75 years. Ruben Amaro Jr. offers it a five-year contract.
[-2] The Sixers announce they will retire Allen Iverson’s number at a game in March. Actually, everybody assumed the number was already retired, but then it popped up again like, “Remember me? I’m still a viable number.” Anyway, this should be the end of it — oh wait. The number just went to Turkey for some reason. More on this as it develops.
[+1] Tanks and other below-deck pieces of the SS United States are being cleared out to make the ship more attractive to potential buyers as well as to pay for its $50,000-$60,000 monthly maintenance costs. They plan to continue in this fashion until the ship is so small it no longer needs saving.
This week’s total: -2 | Last week’s total: 1
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