Top 6 stories of the week in Northwest Philadelphia

 A pair of soon-to-be graduates from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy take one last look before their graduation ceremony began on Wednesday. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

A pair of soon-to-be graduates from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy take one last look before their graduation ceremony began on Wednesday. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Here’s a look at what you may have missed in Northwest Philadelphia this week:

1. VisitPhilly officials will fix Germantown tourism oversights, tour neighborhood

Representatives of city’s official tourism website, VisitPhilly.com, agreed to correct the locations of Germantown historical landmarks that were listed as being in Mt. Airy on the site. They also plan to work with Germantown residents to help draw visitors to neighborhood offerings. See Marcus McCarthy’s story for more information.

2. Second armed commercial robbery in 3-day span hits Roxborough

An unidentified male robbed the M&M Deli on 458 Markle St. in Roxborough with a small black handgun around 2 p.m. Tuesday. That came less than two days after a handgun-wielding man robbed the Papa John’s location at 6001 Ridge Ave. Read the full NewsWorks story for more details.

3. Trio arrested at Northwest Philly theft-from-car hotspot

Plainclothes police officers staking out a parking lot off Forbidden Drive caught a trio of theft-from-car suspects in alleged action this month. The area has had numerous cases of theft over the years prompting the police to deploy themselves in unexpected ways. Consult Matt Grady’s story for more of the background.

4. Parking lingers as concern for St. Bridget Parish school-site development

Proposed development at St. Bridget Parish’s shuttered elementary-school building in East Falls faced continued parking concerns from locals at a Monday night community meeting. However, the Zoning Board of Adjustment postponed a hearing on variance requests to a yet-determined date several days later. Check McCarthy’s story for more.

5. Residents, developer continue battle over historic Roxborough home

Developer Todd Joseph’s plans to demolish the “Benjamin Kenworthy” home and replace it with six smaller housing units was met with firm resistance at a recent Central Roxborough Civic Association meeting. Concerns focused on the ambiguity of what Joseph’s plans entail for 365 Green Lane. Read Queen Muse’s story for more.

6. Graduation-photo galleries galore

With graduation season in full swing, NewsWorks checked out the commencement ceremonies at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (boys and girls), Greene Street Friends School, William Penn Charter, Germantown Friends School and Imhotep Institute Charter High School. Check the hyperlinks to see the photos (the last two ceremonies were held Friday morning and night, so the stories will be posted soon).

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