Here’s a look at what you may have missed in Northwest Philadelphia this week:
In April, the Philadelphia School District decided to significantly expand the East Germantown school’s student body. The building’s current principal, however, wasn’t hired until a few days before the start of the school year. That made for a messy first day. Three weeks later, though, Roosevelt staffers say the school is heading in the right direction. Check out Aaron Moselle’s story to learn more.
For years, Patrick Ross Arnold taught others how to better tap into their creativity, most recently at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He also, naturally, did a considerable amount of creating of his own. Not anymore. Check out Rosella Eleanor LeFevre’s story for more details.
Neighbors near the corner of Wissahickon Avenue and Rittenhouse Street have had enough. For several months now, construction-born road closures and detours have made their slice of Germantown a mess for drivers. It’s unclear when things will get better. Check out Matthew Grady’s story to learn more.
The supermarket at the corner of Wayne and Chelten avenues has received mixed reviews from residents over the years. The store’s manager wants to change that and make the place more inviting. Check out Amanda Staller’s story for more details.
We may have combined our three Northwest Philadelphia neighborhood pages into one, but we remain as committed as ever to providing the kind of coverage that keeps residents well-informed about what’s happening in their communities. Check out Brian Hickey’s story for more details.