Top 5 stories of the week in Northwest Philly

 Enon Tabernacle church celebrated Kwanzaa last week. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Enon Tabernacle church celebrated Kwanzaa last week. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

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

1. What happened next series

At the end of every year, NewsWorks’ Northwest Philadelphia team takes a look back at some of the biggest stories of the year to see “what happened next.” Check out the full 2014 series, broken down by topic: crime and corruption; businesses, new and old; development and zoning; education and schools; and community concerns and projects.

2. Philadelphia U. grad creates sustainable living app

A few years ago, Philadelphia University graduate Morgan Berman was, truth be told, sorely testing her friends’ patience by composting with worms in her own kitchen.

“My roommates were not particularly fond of this system,” she admits. But in November, the CEO and co-founder of Milkcrate, a Philly-based tech start-up, was formally recognized by the United Nations Foundation on its global “Top 10 Women to Watch” list for an app that helps users make eco-friendly choices in everyday life.

Check out the full story here.

3. Enon Tabernacle church celebrates Kwanzaa [photos]

Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church celebrated Kwanzaa with a celebration at its Family Life Center last weekend.

The event included an exploration of the seven principles of Kwanzaa —umoja (unity), kujichagulia (self-determination), ujima (collective work and responsibility), ujamaa (cooperative economics), nia (purpose), kuumba (creativity), and imani (faith).

Here’s the full story.

4. Proposed Wissahickon mural aims to show local balance between urban and natural environments

Wissahickon residents might soon see one of Philadelphia’s newest murals take shape at the neighborhood’s regional rail station with help from community volunteers and students at Cook-Wissahickon School. Check out the full story here.

5. Public corruption: Philly’s 2014 sleaze parade

It’s been a busy year for public corruption in Philadelphia. Here are some of the Philadelphia public officials who were tainted by scandal in 2014, including state Rep. J.P. Miranda and state Sen. LeAnna Washington.

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