Here’s a look at the stories you may have missed in Northwest Philadelphia this week …
To honor the veterans, both living and deceased, who have fought for American freedom, the 21st Ward Veterans Association hosted a Veterans Day Service at Roxborough’s Gorgas Park War Memorial on Tuesday.
Neighborhood stakeholders, including the East Falls Community Council and East Falls Development Corp., say they are “very interested” in keeping The Fallser newspaper alive when editor Julie Camburn retires next month.
Justina McMinn, a Roxborough High School senior, was honored as the Philadelphia Education Fund’s “Rising Star,” during a Thursday night ceremony. Her story is one of overcoming long odds and finding success.
The 57-year-old man fatally shot in Germantown on Sunday has been identified as Wayne Ellington Sr., whose namesake son plays professional basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Years of stewing over an “abandoned, dangerous falling-down house at 3342 Conrad St.” had built to the moment when a police sergeant told East Falls residents that the absentee property owner they went to Plymouth Meeting to protest was on his way home.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education recently released a spreadsheet that lists the academic progress of every public school in the state. In the Northwest, marks among charter and traditional public schools were more of a mixed bag. The average score was just north of 60.
The Mt. Airy-Nippon-Bryan-Cresheim Town Watch discussed the dangers of illegal parking at Germantown and W. Mt. Airy aves. during a recent meeting.
A passion project more than three years in the making is finally underway in Germantown. The Philadelphia Community Corps, a nonprofit that revitalizes blighted neighborhoods by deconstructing houses and salvaging the materials for reuse, broke ground on its first project in October.
Abduction suspect Delvin Barnes’ eyes scanned a courtroom packed with attorneys and media members before he sat down for a five-minute hearing in which he successfully applied for court-appointed counsel.
For the second straight year, the PC/GA Day Competition Cup hung in the balance when the Germantown Academy Patriots and Penn Charter Quakers squared off on the football field. GA’s 40-29 victory sealed the Cup in the rivalry’s 128th renewal.
There are great resources available for winterizing your bike and yourself for the cold weather, but what to do when you add kids to the mix? This story offers a slew of suggestions from someone who knows.