Top 5 stories of the week in NW Philly

 Nasheen Anderson was taken into custody Tuesday in connection with the now-shuttered anonymous Instagram account

Nasheen Anderson was taken into custody Tuesday in connection with the now-shuttered anonymous Instagram account "rats215." (Courtesy of NBC10)

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

1. MLK High Principal ‘blindsided’ by student’s arrest in connection with alleged online witness-intimidation

On Tuesday, 17-year-old Nasheen Anderson was reportedly removed from the West Oak Lane school for his alleged ties to an Instagram account that featured information related to a shooting in Southwest Philadelphia. He’s been charged with witness-intimidation. Check out Brian Hickey’s story to learn more.

2. More than 50 residents arrive at zoning hearing to oppose proposed Wendy’s in Roxborough

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A group of Roxborough neighbors were devastated when they learned that a historic home on Ridge Avenue would be razed for new development. They became infuriated when they it was announced that new development would be a new Wendy’s restaurant. On Wednesday, they traveled via bus to a zoning hearing that will decide whether the operation will have a drive-thru, an element that could make or break the business plan. Check out Matthew Grady’s story to learn more.

3. Muralists use Germantown daycare’s metal grates as beautification canvas

Germantown Avenue is lined with metal grates before businesses open and after they close. To help break up that monotony, the owner of one daycare has commissioned two artists to paint a mural on the five grates that keep his business safe. He’s hoping others follow suit. Check out Aaron Moselle’s story to learn more.

4. Trash battle at heart of Main Street restaurant-opening delay

It’s come down to trash. Harvest, an “upscale casual” restaurant, has gotten the green light from the community on all other points except for where the eatery will take out the garbage. The owners want to store it externally. Check out Matthew Grady’s story for more details.

5. Community Day at Mifflin Elementary seeks to offer support to school, showcase programs

The Friends of Mifflin School Committee, a volunteer group tied to the East Falls Community Council, was formed last summer with hopes bolstering the school’s reputation as a viable option for local families. As part of that continued effort, the group hosted its second community day at the school. Check out Emily Brooks’ story for more details.


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