Top 5 stories of the week in Northwest Philly

 When Jacqueline and Andrew Urbine moved away from East Falls this spring, they left behind a flourishing youth soccer program in Northwest Philadelphia that was 10 years in the making. (Laura Benshoff/for NewsWorks)

When Jacqueline and Andrew Urbine moved away from East Falls this spring, they left behind a flourishing youth soccer program in Northwest Philadelphia that was 10 years in the making. (Laura Benshoff/for NewsWorks)

Here’s a look at what you may have missed:

1. Roxborough awaits Zoning Board decision on proposed Wendy’s at Bunting House site

After listening to extensive testimony from community representatives, the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment made no decision on Wednesday with regard to a proposed fast-food restaurant in Roxborough. Check out Matt Grady’s story for more details.

2. Suspect in Mt. Airy robberies to appear in court late Jan.

The prime suspect in a string of robberies in Mt. Airy, 33-year-old Gary Corbett, will stand for his preliminary hearing later this month. Grady’s story has more details.

3. Chestnut Hill’s Metropolitan Bakery to move to farmers’ market

Chestnut Hill’s Metropolitan Bakery has moved out of the storefront its occupied on Germantown Avenue for 15 years. On Jan. 23, the bakery will open up in the Market at the Fareway, formerly known as the Chestnut Hill Farmers’ Market, located at 8229 Germantown Ave. For more details, read Neema Roshania’s story.

4. Favorite NW Philly youth-sports coaches: Jacqueline and Andrew Urbine, East Falls soccer

Our favorite youth-sports coaches series concluded with a look at the couple who got the East Falls youth-soccer program up and running. Read Laura Benshoff’s profile.

5. 24-hour Planet Fitness on Ridge Avenue opens in time for the new year

Despite some initial reservations from the Roxborough community, stemming around traffic concerns and the impact of Planet Fitness’ “open 24 hours” policy, the gym’s Dec. 9 opening was highly anticipated and has been met with initial success. Emily Brooks’ story has more information.

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