Top 5 stories of the week in NW Philly

 Will the sun always shine on the embattled Queen Lane Apartments tower? (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Will the sun always shine on the embattled Queen Lane Apartments tower? (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

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

1. PHA director: Queen Lane Apartments may not be torn down after all

It’s been more than two years since the Philadelphia Housing Authority presented its plans to demolish the 16-story high rise and replace it with 55 rental units. The project, however, is no closer to construction, leaving PHA officials to seriously consider a change in course. Check out Aaron Moselle’s story for more details.

2. St. Bridget School property’s future will be the focus of Monday meeting in East Falls

The beloved Catholic elementary school was shuttered two years ago as part of an ongoing rightsizing effort by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. A year later, the building is now slated to be used for apartments. Residents, some of whom fought tooth and nail to keep St. Bridget School open, will learn more about the proposal next week. Check out Matthew Grady’s story to learn more.

3. MLK High football players take Outward Bound excursion to build to build camaraderie on field and beyond

For four decades, Martin Luther King and Germantown High School were rivals. Now, students from the two schools which battled on the gridiron each Thanksgiving will be classmates and teammates after GHS closed in June. School officials hope a core of students can help ensure that everyone can come together this school year. Check out Aaron Moselle’s story to learn more. Also be sure to check out a recap of the team’s season opener.

4. Your back-to-school guide for Germantown and West Oak Lane

On Monday, students will return to school after one of the most tumultuous summers the Philadelphia School District has experienced. The district’s financial storm is far from over, but we still brought you back-to-schools guides for a slew of Northwest Philadelphia schools. Also be sure to check out what to expect in and around Mt. Airy and Roxborough.

5. Pairing art with architecture – a look inside Chestnut Hill’s new Quaker meetinghouse

The brand new home of the Chestnut Hill Friends is nearly complete. Most notable, is the meetinghouse’s James Turrell Skyspace, which quite aptly, will give worshippers the chance to peer up at the sky during prayer. Check out Jana Shea’s story to learn more.

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