Top 5 stories of the week in NW Philly

 Take a look at Brad Larrison's collection of photos from this historic season of MLK football. (Brad Larrison/for NewsWorks)

Take a look at Brad Larrison's collection of photos from this historic season of MLK football. (Brad Larrison/for NewsWorks)

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

1. MLK High student pleads guilty to witness intimidation over Twitter

In mid-November, police arrested Nasheen Anderson at his West Oak Lane School after investigators linked the 17-year-old to a Twitter account with photos of shooting victims and witness statements. On Wednesday, the Germantown teen admitted to posting the material. Check out Aaron Moselle’s story to learn more.

2. Allison Building project and parklet to enhance Roxborough’s Ridge corridor

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The Roxborough Development Corporation will breathe new life into the century-old building next year in an effort to bring more foot traffic to the neighborhood’s commercial corridor. RDC officials hope the property’s first floor will be filled by a tenant that gives residents a reason to shop local. Check out Alan Jaffe’s story to learn more.

3. Greene Street Friends families discuss ‘layer after layer’ of DOMA impact

Four families with ties to the Germantown-based school are directly involved with the ACLU’s federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s ban against gay marriage. As a result, the school hosted a Thursday night panel to explain the law and the lawsuit many in the school’s community hope is successful. Check out Emily Brooks’ story for more details.

4. Community leaders mull possibilities for future of Germantown High building

A new task force wants to see GHS’ shuttered building become the site of a new educational endeavor. On Tuesday, a group of community stakeholders started discussing what that might be and what form it might take. The meeting took place as the Philadelphia School District looks to sell off its inventory of closed school buildings. Check out Aaron Moselle’s story for more details.

5. MLK Cougars band together for historic football season [photos]

King’s football season was the talk of national newspapers and documentary film crews this school year as players from rival Germantown High School enrolled to work towards the same goal: Winning a public league title. It wasn’t an easy season, but things did end on the high note players and the community hoped it would. Check out Brad Larrison’s story for a photo recap of the unique season.


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