Top 3 stories to watch in NW Philly

Here’s a look at what’s coming up this week:

1. The Germantown High School community has not taken lightly the School District of Philadelphia’s recommendation to close the nearly century old institution. Since the news broke in mid-December, parents, students and alumni have banded together to keep the school open after this academic year. On Wednesday afternoon, that effort will continue a rally at Vernon Park. The Save Germantown High School Coalition event will begin with a march, starting at the school, along Germantown Avenue.

2. Hundreds of students make it safely to school each day thanks to the web of diligent crossing guards posted on busy corners throughout the city. To honor the important service these men and women provide, NewsWorks is rolling out a week-long series that highlights the work of five particularly noteworthy guards in Northwest Philadelphia. Check back starting Monday for our collection of stories, videos and photos.

3. New Year’s is a time for celebrating with loved ones and friends, but it’s also a chance to reflect on the past year and think about what you’d do differently in the next. To that end, many make resolutions. To help make them stick, NewsWorks checked in with several experts in Northwest Philadelphia for some easy tips to follow. So far, we’ve provided help with living healthier, getting more out of your money and adding more adventure to your life. We’ll wrap up the series on Monday with some advice on how to quit bad habits.

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