Mayor Michael Nutter has announced a proposed agreement to privatize Philadelphia Gas Works. The...
Published: 11/14/2013 | 0 Comments Posted
[-2] According to a new study, Chinatowns on the East Coast, including Philly’s, are becoming smaller and more gentrified. Forget it, Jake; it’s baby yoga.
[-8] Philly police say an anonymous Instagram account called @rats215 has been identifying witnesses to violent crimes. And the Stop Snitchin’/Start Stitchin’ group on Pinterest isn’t helping.
[+1] Officials say social-media reports that a horse died at Seventh and Sansom were incorrect and that Silver, the carriage horse, is fine. You can meet him, or a horse just like him, down at the carriage company barbecue. Free glue sticks for the kids.
 City Council approves a $33 million tax break to build a W and Element hotel complex in Center City, but competing hoteliers say the city can’t support that many rooms. Then someone mentions that it will be a union job and everybody agrees that the project should — nay, must — carry on.
[-1] Due to a clerical error and security lapses, a passenger checking in at the American Airlines counter at Philadelphia International Airport is told he’s already on the flight. Nine creative writing students and M. Night Shyamalan get an idea.
 Condoleezza Rice turns down an offer to become president of Penn State University. “Look, I know I helped lead us into two wars that killed thousands of U.S. soldiers, not to mention a couple million Iraqis and Afghans, according to some estimates, but, yeah, I can’t get embroiled in the Penn State quagmire. I have my legacy to think about.”
 Billionaire Steve Wynn withdraws from contention to open a casino in Philadelphia for the second time. And then, at 2 a.m., the city gets a text that’s, like, “U up?” and it’s, like, ugh, here we go again with this dude.
This week’s total: -10 | Last week’s total: 3
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