Top six stories of the week in NW Philly

Here at NewsWorks, we know busy schedules sometimes get in the way of staying up to date on the latest neighborhood news in Northwest Philadelphia. So, we decided to start a new Saturday series which sums up the top five stories of the week for this section of the city. Feel free to weigh in on any of the stories in the comment section below or suggest a follow up story for our reporters to tackle.

1. Germantown residence added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places

A Tulpehocken Street property was one of five recently added to the citywide list. Check out Brian Hickey’s story to learn more about the site’s history and the nomination process.

2. Rita’s will not open in Chestnut Hill this year

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After more than a month-long struggle, Hillers will not see a water ice stand at the bottom of Germantown Avenue this year. Check out Jana Shea’s story to learn why the Northwest location never got off the ground.

3. Feeding the hungry in Northwest Philly and beyond

Philadelphia City Councilwoman Cindy Bass was up in the Eighth District this week as part of the 7th Annual March for Meals Campaign event. Check out Brian Hickey’s story to learn about the Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels program and Bass’ feeling on a new city ban on feeding the homeless in outdoor parks.

4. Economy pulls rug out from under Chestnut Hill business

Diane Bryman Rugs is shuttering its doors after 50-plus years in business. Check out Jana Shea’s story to learn about the company’s liquidation sale and where things went wrong.

5. Proposal for Cook-Wissahickon to relocate to Levering building taken off the table

A parent-generated plan to move the East Salaignac Street school up the road to Ridge Avenue will not be sent to the School District after all. Check out Aaron Moselle’s story to learn why the idea was sent to the back burner.

6. Roxborough resident creates website to track SEPTA trains, trolleys and buses.

Mike McCarthy recently launched a new website aimed at giving riders up-to-date info about where their train, trolley or bus is on the route. Check out Matthew Petrillo’s article to learn how the tracking system works and why McCarthy felt compelled to create it.

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