Top 5 stories of the week in Northwest Philadelphia

 Students became graduates at Chestnut Hill College last weekend. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Students became graduates at Chestnut Hill College last weekend. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Here’s a look at stories you may have missed in Northwest Philadelphia this week:

1. Six teens from Manayunk soccer program heading to Brazil for World Cup festivities

It’s a big, big year for soccer fans across the globe as the World Cup returns this summer. For six players from Manayunk’s Starfinder Foundation, it’ll be a particularly memorable tournament. They’ll head to Rio de Janiero to take in a quarterfinal match and represent the U.S. in an international leadership program. Check out Brian Hickey’s story to learn more.

2. 9 questions for Paul Glover, Green Party gubernatorial candidate from Germantown

It’s quite possible that — right now — you’re reading Paul Glover’s name for the first time. As a Green Party candidate in this year’s gubernatorial race, the Germantown resident hasn’t become a household name, and probably won’t anytime soon. He’ll continue to speak out against fracking and new prison construction, and for public education nonetheless. Check out Hickey’s story for more details.

3. C.W. Henry School students, parents and teachers talk budget-cut impacts with Mayor Nutter

It’s no secret that the city’s public schools are struggling this year. On Wednesday, students and staff at the Mt. Airy K-8 school offered Nutter some specific examples during an afternoon visit, one of four he’s making to city schools. Check out Neema Roshania’s story for more details.4. FUMCOG ‘Shower of Stoles’ exhibit runs through the weekend

Through Sunday, an exhibit at First United Methodist Church of Germantown (FUMCOG) will offer up a collection of artistically rendered church vestments representing the lives of gay, lesbian and transgender people of faith. The Showers of Stoles initiative began in 1996 when a closeted minister came out and asked colleagues to send their stoles as a sign of solidarity. Check out Jimmy Viola’s story to learn more.5. Chestnut Hill College graduates its 87th class

It’s college-graduation season. Last Saturday, students at Chestnut Hill College got their diplomas and celebrated the milestone with family and friends. NBC10 News’ Tracy Davidson, a CHC graduate, was the commencement speaker. Check out our Bas Slabbers’ photos from the special day.

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