Top 5 stories to look for in Northwest Philadelphia

 Dawayne Young transferred from George Washington to MLK High in March for academic reasons. But now he finds himself battling for football eligibility to keep college recruiters interested. (Brad Larrison/for NewsWorks)

Dawayne Young transferred from George Washington to MLK High in March for academic reasons. But now he finds himself battling for football eligibility to keep college recruiters interested. (Brad Larrison/for NewsWorks)

Here’s a look at stories NewsWorks will cover next week in Northwest Philadelphia:

1. High-school transfer controversy

Dawayne Young transferred from George Washington High School to MLK High in March. His mother took comfort in the shift since Young’s two younger siblings attend West Oak Lane Charter School, located within Stenton Avenue eyeshot of MLK. However, the PIAA voted against allowing him to play football at his new school (you might have heard the MLK Cougars had a memorable season last year). Both the family and MLK thinks it could be a vendetta from his former school. The case is up for appeal in Mechanicsburg on July 23. Check back next week for Brian Hickey’s story about it.

2. Historic-site renovation in East Falls

Felicite Moorman had plans to buy the Mason Building at Ridge and Midvale aves. and convert the top two floors into a living space for her family. But when she and husband Sean Hawley saw the historic Hohenadel House on Indian Queen Lane, they knew the 19th century mansion was their destiny. Today, renovations are inching closer to completion. Emily Brooks will bring readers up to speed next week.

3. 46 free things to do in Philly with your kids

Philly Parenting’s Jen Bradley will revisit NewsWorks‘ annual “free things to do with kids in Philadelphia” list. Be sure to check back early next week for all the wallet-friendly family offerings in the city.

4. Financial woes for Mt. Airy’s Commodore Barry Club

The Commodore Barry Club in Mt. Airy may have to close its doors if supporters don’t raise $50,000 by year’s end. In operation since 1958, “a recent change in [city] tax rates [meant] the building at 6815 Emlen St. was just re-assessed at $1.2 million.” Between the $16,000 annual tax bill, fees and other expenses, they’re scrambling to stay open. Check back next week for Michelle Barrett’s report on the situation. (Sorry for the delay on this one, as it was listed in last week’s stories-to-come post.)

5. Happy Independence Day!

We’ll have a photo gallery from Historic Germantown’s annual Fourth of July celebration, if the weather permitted celebrations, of course.

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