Top 5 stories to watch for in NW Philly

 Ed Dunn's first season as head coach of the MLK High Cougars football team ended with a Thanksgiving Day win. Check back this week for a profile on him. (Brad Larrison/for NewsWorks)

Ed Dunn's first season as head coach of the MLK High Cougars football team ended with a Thanksgiving Day win. Check back this week for a profile on him. (Brad Larrison/for NewsWorks)

Here’s a look at what’s to come:

1. In October, Chief Inspector Carl Holmes became the Philadelphia School District’s top cop. The assignment is a bit different from the roles the Roxborough resident has played with the Philadelphia Police Department over his two-plus decade career. But, as he puts it, safety has always been his business. Check back next week to learn more.

2. Philadelphia has a rich culture of youth sports. The coaches behind all of those neighborhood and high school teams, though, don’t always get the recognition they deserve. To help, NewsWorks decided to sit down with a few them as part of a series we’ll start running next week. Ed Dunn, Martin Luther King High School’s head football, will kick things off.

3. Gluten-free treats have started to become more common at coffee shops and bakeries around the city. But, sometimes, they don’t always stack up to their traditional counterparts. Enter Sweet Note Bakery, a Manayunk-based factory that recently started pumping out gluten-free bagels that — the owners say — taste like the real deal. Check back next week for more details.

4. New Year’s Eve is a time for family, friends and, for some, thinking about what they’d like to do differently starting Jan. 1. Exercising, eating better and saving more money usually top the list. But we checked in with Northwest Philadelphia to see what resolutions they’ll try to keep. Check back next week to learn more.

5. Ever think about a story you’ve read months ago and wonder: What happened next? We have too and so, as the calendar inches closer to 2014, we continue bringing you updates on a series of Northwest Philadelphia stories from 2013. Check back next week to learn more. Also be sure to check out the installments that ran this week.

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