Mayor Michael Nutter has announced a proposed agreement to privatize Philadelphia Gas Works. The...
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[+2] Spike Eskin, son of Howard Eskin, saves the life of WIP’s Angelo Cataldi by performing the Heimlich maneuver on the radio host, who was choking on a cheesesteak. “I was doing my impression of McNabb in ’05,” says Cataldi, catching his breath. “No seriously, did I look like Mitch Williams in ’93 or what? No, no, wait. I was Lindros in ’97. Oh, I’m so glad I’m still alive so I can keep talking about how I hate sports.”
 The Bigfoot hunters on Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot say that South Jersey is “very Squatchy” and is surely home to Sasquatch. “Now that’s interesting,” says the Jersey Devil, wearing a hat and fake mustache. “And exactly how many Bigfoots have you caught?”
 The Parking Authority campaigns against Philly residents’ well-known practice of saving parking spaces with chairs with the hashtag #NoSavesies. But it’s no match for #FrankieShoveledIt/FrankieOwnsIt.
[+1] Councilman Jim Kenney says marijuana possession should be decriminalized in Philly. “Preferably by the time Dr. Dog takes the stage on Friday.”
 Comcast’s profits were up 26 percent last quarter, according to the Wall Street Journal. Getting back to your question: No, that offer is no longer available in your area.
[-1] According to the New York Times, Philly’s Chinatown has “faded” in recent years. Indeed, it has slowly dissipated, like a puddle on a spring day, like an ice sculpture left to sit, like a neighborhood cornered and swallowed up by a gigantic, all-consuming convention center.
 Developer Bart Blatstein signs a deal with several neighborhood groups listing the ways he’ll help the community if they promise not to stand in the way of him building a casino on North Broad Street. Which brings up an interesting question: If you gamble your soul and win … Do you have two souls?
This week’s total: +2 | Last week’s total: -1
Long Live the King of Jeans
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Civic leader Claudia Sherrod sells property being used as an illegal dump, sues business partner.
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