Here’s a look at what you may have missed this week:
Since 2009, students at W.B. Saul High School have helped harvest vegetables for members of a community supported agriculture program based at the school’s Roxborough farm. Earlier this month, they started regularly enjoying the fruits of their labor — literally. Check out Aaron Moselle’s story to learn more.
Thanks to a grant from the William Penn Foundation, RHS will be able to offer career and college-preparatory programming to the whole school instead of just select students. Through a partnership with Philadelphia Academies, 5,000 students in the district will eventually have the same opportunity. Check out Neema Roshania’s story for more details.
For nearly a decade, neighbors have pushed to make the wild, private plot into a community asset. This month, they achieved their goal when the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation officially took ownership of the six-acre parcel. Check out Aaron Moselle’s story to learn more.
On Oct. 4, Ceeanna Pate was struck by a speeding vehicle around 11 p.m. She died five days later in the hospital. On Thursday, the driver turned herself into police and is now facing murder charges. Check out Brian Hickey’s story to learn more.
For more than two decades, Richardson led the 201st Legislative District, which covers parts of Germantown, including where Pastorious Elementary sits. A mural of the notable lawmaker, painted on one of the school’s walls, recently got a facelift. Check out Brian Hickey’s story for more details.