An Early Christmas Gift

Last week, I blogged about reader Kevin Towey's complaint that Philly cabs still tacked a 50-cent gas surcharge onto each cab fare, despite the fact that gas prices have plunged in the last few months.

Well, Christmas has come early for you, Kevin, because that surcharge is being lifted. Not sure if my blog post had anything to do with it (ahem ... modest cough ...) but the 50-cent fee will be a goner as of 12:01am this coming Monday, Dec. 1st.

Here's what I wrote in today's Daily News. Read it, then repeat after me, in your most precious-sounding Tiny Tim, grateful-for-Christmas voice, "God bless, every one!"