Top 5 stories to look for in Northwest Philly

 Germantown poet and lifelong Northwest resident M. Nzadi Keita. (Photo courtesy of J. Otis Smith)

Germantown poet and lifelong Northwest resident M. Nzadi Keita. (Photo courtesy of J. Otis Smith)

Here’s a look at what’s to come in Northwest Philadelphia this week. 

 

1. Check back this week for a full look at this weekend’s mayoral forum in West Oak Lane. 

2. Sections of a 550-foot-long retaining wall in East Falls built in the late 1920s are leaning, cracked, and unsafe, affecting the owners of 65 homes on either side of the wall. Sound like an extraordinary situation? Not in Philadelphia. Check back for the full story.

3. Members of the Kelly Green Project, an initiative to revitalize the John B. Kelly Elementary School grounds in Germantown, held a meeting last week to discuss the latest renderings of a potential redesign plan. Check back for the full story.

4. Wondering what all that talk about Philadelphia University’s 30-year plan is? We’ll have a full look at the plans and what’s coming up next. 

5. Germantown poet and lifelong Northwest resident M. Nzadi Keita, an associate professor at Ursinus College, still remembers the day when one sentence from 1845’s “Narrative of the Life” of Frederick Douglass, an American slave leapt out at her as it never had before. Now her own book is honoring the forgotten woman she found there. Check back for the full story. 

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