Top 5 stories of the week in Northwest Philly

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

1. Strong comeback from MLK leads to three-point win over Imhotep

The Martin Luther King High Cougars defeated the Imhotep Charter Panthers in a nail biting 55-52 win Thursday night. Check out the story and photos here.

2. Driver pleads guilty in fatal 2013 hit-and-run of Nicetown woman

A 46-year-old woman faces anywhere from one to 22 years in prison after pleading guilty on Thursday to the Oct. 2013 hit-and-run that killed 19-year-old Ceeanna Pate of Nicetown. Here’s the full story.

3. Philly councilwoman Marian Tasco says it’s time to retire

City Councilwoman Marian Tasco says after 30 years working in Philadelphia City Hall it’s time to retire. Click here for the full story.

4. Community relieved by new plans to rehabilitate historic Green Lane property

Rounding out the year-long controversy, Roger Ross, the new owner of the historic Roxborough property located at 365 Green Lane, presented his plans for rehabilitation to a group at last week’s Central Roxborough Civic Association meeting. Here’s the full story. 

5. Proposed vocational school in Germantown makes final pitch to SRC

On Wednesday, the team behind the proposed Philadelphia Career and Technical Academy bunched around a table inside a near-empty auditorium for the second and final public hearing on the group’s charter school application. It’s one of 40 such applications submitted to the Philadelphia School District. Here’s the whole story.

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