Top 5 stories of the week in NW Philly

 MLK High School football players on National Signing Day. (Brad Larrison/for NewsWorks)

MLK High School football players on National Signing Day. (Brad Larrison/for NewsWorks)

Here’s a look at the stories you may have missed this week.

1. MLK, Imhotep celebrate players’ accomplishments on National Signing Day

With a banner commemorating their team’s 2013 Public League football championship hanging behind them on Wednesday morning, four Martin Luther King High School football players put pen to paper and signed letters of intent to attend, and play the sport in, college next academic year. Here’s the full story.

2. Philly councilman proposes requiring cameras on bars, restaurants that serve alcohol

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All Philadelphia taverns and other establishments serving alcohol could be required to have exterior cameras if Councilman Curtis Jones’ proposal comes to pass. Here’s the full story.

3. Roxborough’s ‘Miracle on Ice’ baby celebrates first birthday

A Sunday afternoon birthday celebration at Deke’s Bar-B-Que in Manayunk was calm, peaceful even. There was birthday cake, adoring grandparents and plenty of warm smiles. Nothing remotely resembling the drama that unfolded outside of Bella Bonnani’s Roxborough home the day she was born — what Shirley simply calls “The Story.” Here’s the full story.

4. 1,000th win escapes Philadelphia U. coach Herb Magee

Philadelphia University basketball head coach Herb Magee remained one short of 1,000 wins after Tuesday night’s game against the Wilmington Wildcats. He takes another shot at the milestone win on his home turf Saturday at 4 p.m. Here’s the story on Tuesday’s game.

5. Doug Oliver on why he’ll soon launch his mayoral campaign in Germantown

Doug Oliver, the youngest candidate for Philadelphia mayor, is formally launching his campaign at the Flying Horse Center in Germantown on Saturday. Here’s an interview with him where he talks all about his Germantown connection.

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