Top 4 stories to watch in NW Philly

Here’s a look at what’s to come on NewsWorks this week: 

1. On Wednesday, officials with Camelot Education met with residents to discuss the for-profit company’s interest in leasing the former home of Germantown High School. This week, a smaller group of stakeholders will meet and make a recommendation to local lawmakers who, in turn, will make a recommendation to the district. The School Reform Commission has the final say in the matter. 

2. Brown’s Super Stores is in the business of providing low-income neighborhoods with supermarkets that are both convenient and provide healthy food options. This Thursday, the company will open its sixth ShopRite in Hunting Park. The 71,000 square-feet store will anchor a developing 30-acre shopping center called Bakers Square.

3. For 50 years, a group of Philadelphia artists has been discussing life over cards and poker chips. “The Poker Game and Its Circle,” the Woodmere Art Museum’s latest exhibit, pays homage to the monthly gatherings by offering up paintings by the game’s participants. Check NewsWorks this week for more detail. 

4. For years, The Stained Glass Project at First United Methodist Church of Germantown worked with students from Germantown High School to create works of art after school. With the school now closed, the program is refocusing its efforts at Kendrick Recreation Center in Roxborough. Project facilitators may see some familiar faces. Some GHS students have enrolled at nearby Roxborough High School.

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