Top 5 stories of the week in NW Philly

Here’s what you may have missed on NewsWorks this week: 

1. Green Woods wins final approval for Domino Lane relocation

It’s official. The well-regarded, environmentally-focused charter school will soon have a brand new building set on a 5.5-acre plot in Roxborough. Check out Amy Z. Quinn’s story for more details on the move.

2. St. Blaise families prepare for school merger with acceptance and optimism

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In January, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia decided to close the St. Bridget School in East Falls at the end of the academic year. Some of the students there will now attend St. Blaise next year, a new regional school in Manayunk. Check out Matthew Grady’s story to learn more about a recent meet-and-greet with that school’s newly appointed principal.

3. Potter’s field work done, but Germantown must wait for answers

Officials with the Philadelphia Housing Authority agreed in January to preserve a historic burial ground as it moved forward with its plans to replace an old apartment building with 55 rental units. It’s still not completely clear, though, what’s contained within the “Potter’s Field.” Check out Aaron Moselle’s story to learn when folks might find out and why the results will be significant for all parties.

4. Rep. Youngblood backs bill to use gaming revenue for School District funding

The Philadelphia School District is in dire financial straits right now. State Rep. Rosita Youngblood has teamed up with another Philadelphia-area Democratic lawmaker to add some much needed revenue back to the district’s coffers.

5. Prom season is upon us. This week, NewsWorks brought you a series of stories that took you inside Northwest Philadelphia shops preparing for prom. Some owners even talked to us about their favorite prom memories. Check those stories out here: 

Teens take a sneak peek at their unique prom ride at Ali Baba

For barbers, getting guys ready for prom sparks memories of their own

Polishing up for prom – local salons and dress shops share their favorite memories

Tips for planning a safe prom night in NW Philadelphia

Proprietors of a 92-year-old Germantown Avenue business reflect on prom fashion

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