Top 5 stories of the week in Northwest Philly

 Standing on his Roxborough deck, Shane Brody points to the radio antennas that have him hearing voices. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Standing on his Roxborough deck, Shane Brody points to the radio antennas that have him hearing voices. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

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

1. Camelot Schools will not move into GHS next month

The for-profit company wanted to move three of its alternative education programs to Germantown in time for the start of the public-school year on Sept. 9. The plan seemed poised for approval, but is now on hold until the district can inspect the aging building. Check out Aaron Moselle’s story to learn more.

2. Roxborough’s antenna farm has some neighbors hearing ‘creepy’ (but safe) voices

Shane and Jocelyn Brody don’t always have to flip on the stereo if they want to listen to music. Sometimes, they can simply stand by their neighbor’s fence or a rain spout. The free tunes are likely coming courtesy of a nearby antenna farm. Check out Alan Jaffe’s story for more details.

3. What a West Oak Lane building’s transition from synagogue to church to mosque says about religious nonviolence

Religiously-fueled bloodshed in Egypt got Solomon Jones thinking about nonviolence and a West Oak Lane property that’s now changed spiritual hands three times. Check out his latest blog post to learn more.

4. Legacy tennis players capture titles at national tournament

Players from the East Falls-based organization worked hard to raise enough money to travel to and compete at this year’s American Tennis Association’s national tournament. They didn’t let up when they got to Florida, taking some home several top honors. Check out Carrie Hagen’s story to learn more.

5. Andorra studio aims to capture the feel of a live performance in recordings

Daoud Shaw has been in the business for more than four decades. He’s kept up with the times, but still keeps a few old school techniques in his toolkit. For him, it’s all about capturing the magic of live music. Check out Aaron Moselle’s story for more details.

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