Top 5 stories to watch for in NW Philly

Here’s a look at what’s to come:

1. A slew of service projects tied to Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service will be completed throughout Northwest Philadelphia. Check out our guide to what’s planned for the day and check back for a recap later this week. 

2. In mid-November, Penn Charter senior Demetrius Isaac learned that he had been accepted to a pair of nearby colleges. It was a big moment. For years, the Isaacs had worked as a unit to make Demetrius the first in the family to go to college. Check back next week to learn more.

3. Jimmie Reed, owner of Little Jimmie’s Bakery Café in Mt. Airy, is opening a new shop along Maplewood Mall in nearby Germantown. The new outfit will sell Reed’s signature sweets, but also house a coffee roaster. Check back next week for more details.

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4. Philadelphia City Council is back in session next Thursday. We caught up with Eighth District City Councilwoman Cindy Bass and Fourth District City Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. to see what’s on tap for Northwest Philadelphia in 2014. Check back next week for more details.

5. In early October, 19-year-old Ceeanna Pate was fatally struck by a car near the corner of Clarissa and Brunner streets in Nicetown. A few weeks later, Terrie Fleming surrendered to police. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday. Check back next week for more details.

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