Top 5 stories of the week in NW Philly

 Developer Andy Mulson announced his proposal to build 10 single-family houses on land that once served as a parking lot for churchgoers at St. Lucy's Parish on Green Lane in Manayunk. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Developer Andy Mulson announced his proposal to build 10 single-family houses on land that once served as a parking lot for churchgoers at St. Lucy's Parish on Green Lane in Manayunk. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Here’s a look at what you might have missed:

1. Who tore down 200 reward posters for dog missing since Germantown house fire?

Germantown resident Judy Hall and her family have had a rough time lately. Last month, a faulty electrical wire sparked a fire that burned down their home and killed Clyde, one of two family dogs. If that wasn’t enough, Hall is still desperately searching for Bonnie, who disappeared the day of the fire. Check out Queen Muse’s story for more details.

2. Adult daycare likely coming to former Germantown Settlement Charter School

Developer Ken Weinstein is in the process of renovating a five-acre site once owned by Germantown Settlement, a now-defunct social services agency that was forced to liquidate its assets after it mismanaged its vast real-estate portfolio. So far, Weinstein has fixed up two buildings. A third may soon be in the works if the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment grants him the use variance he needs. Check out Aaron Moselle’s story to learn more.

3. Roxborough residents fight new developer on Green Lane

The Victorian property was once the home of Benjamin Kentworthy, an industrialist and banker in the 19th century. It now sits vacant and is being eyed by an architecture firm as a space for townhomes. For now, the idea is on hold. But some residents are worried what will happen if a pending appeal is successful. Check out Carrie Hagen’s story for more details.

4. Manayunk Neighborhood Council unanimously approves St. Lucy’s site-development plans

Efforts to transform the former Catholic school site into apartments and townhomes are moving forward. On Wednesday, project developers won community support for a phase that will bring 10 single-family homes to the school’s parking lot. Residents previously threw their support behind renovating the school building for apartments. Check out Matthew Grady’s story to learn more.

5. Facility for ‘medically-fragile children’ opens in East Falls

On Thursday, officials with Pediatric Specialty Care held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate now its newest location on Scotts Lane. The facility will serve and treat premature babies and kids with chronic illnesses, among other things. The goal of the organization is to work with families to make sure their children can stay home instead of in acute-care settings. Check out Brian Hickey’s story for more details.

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