Top 5 stories of the week in NW Philly

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

1. Top 50 Photos of 2012 in Northwest Philadelphia (10-1)

Education, art, politics, crime, development – NewsWorks covered it all in 2012 with thousands of words and hundreds of photos. To highlight the images that enhanced our coverage all year-long, we poured over our vast inventory to bring you the best. Check out Friday’s installment of our weeklong series to find out which photos we placed at the very top. Also be sure to check out the other 40 photos that made the cut. Below are links to them all:

Top 50 Photos of 2012 in Northwest Philadelphia (20-11)
Top 50 Photos of 2012 in Northwest Philadelphia (30-21)
Top 50 Photos of 2012 in Northwest Philadelphia (40-31)
Top 50 Photos of 2012 in Northwest Philadelphia (50-41)

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2. PHA may ‘cut our losses’ and scrap Queen Lane Apartments demolition plan, says agency official

A year-plus long effort to tear down and replace the public high-rise building in Germantown with a brand new set of rental units is reaching a tipping point. Demolition dates have come and gone as discussion over the future of a Potter’s Field and a related environmental review of the site continues. PHA officials announced Thursday night that the much maligned building could remain as a result. Check out Amy Z. Quinn’s story to learn more.

3. Mt. Airy-based nonprofit must relocate in wake of Neighborhood Interfaith Movement’s closure.

At the end of November, NIM filed for bankruptcy and immediately ceased all operations. The move came as a surprise to most in the community, including the Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network, which shares space with the vaunted nonprofit. As NIM officials finish up the work of winding down the organization, NPIHN must now search for a new home. Check out Aaron Moselle’s story for more details.

4. G.J. Littlewood and Son, a reminder of the Manayunk mill town that was

For years, the Northwest Philadelphia neighborhood was packed with textile mills. Today, Main Street, where most of those operations once stood, is full of food and shopping destinations. One mill, however, is still doing business – for now. Check out Don Simon’s piece to learn more.

5. The gift of a fresh look, new outfit help women get ready for job hunt

A Cedarbrook-based hair salon spread some holiday cheer this week by offering up free haircuts, clothing and resume help to dozens of women from local shelters and recovery programs. Check out Kimberly Paynter’s video to hear from the event’s organizers and the women who participated.

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