Top 5 stories to watch for in Northwest Philadelphia

 The former sites of Germantown High and Fulton Elementary schools will host open houses on Thursday. (Image courtesy of PIDC)

The former sites of Germantown High and Fulton Elementary schools will host open houses on Thursday. (Image courtesy of PIDC)

Here’s a look at stories we’ll be covering in Northwest Philadelphia this upcoming week:

1. On Tuesday, voters will head to the polls for the Pennsylvania primaries. In Philadelphia, residents will cast their ballots for hopefuls running for state representative posts (most notable in the Northwest is the state Rep. Pam DeLisso vs. Dave Henderson race), governor, lieutenant governor and a City Council special election. A ballot question concerning the city’s “resign to run” rules will also be on tap. We’ll bring you reports and photos from Northwest Philadelphia and beyond throughout the day. Check next week for more details.

2. Germantown High School and Robert Fulton Elementary were among the 24 schools that closed last June. Still in the throes of a financial crisis, the district has now put both buildings and others up for sale. Developers will get a look inside the shuttered schools on Thursday. Check back next week for more details.

3. Cycling is forever stitched into the fabric of Manayunk. For the past 30 years, it’s been the centerpiece of an annual professional bike race. As the third installment in our five-part series on the culture tied to the June competition (part one and two linked here), we’ll bring you a profile of one Manayunk native who, like many of his neighbors, has cycling fever. Check back next week to learn more.

4. In January, the Philadelphia research initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts released a study all about the city’s millennials. It showed that Philadelphia’s demographic has grown in recent years, especially so in a handful of neighborhoods. Roxborough and Manayunk were the only ones outside of Center City and University City. Check back next week for more details.

5. Seniors at Philadelphia University in East Falls graduated on Saturday during a commencement ceremony at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. We’ll bring you photos of the students, family and friends that celebrated the milestone. Check back next week to learn more.

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