Here’s a look at what you may have missed this week:
Philadelphia public school students return to class in less than a month. For hundreds of students from the shuttered Germantown High School, the new school year will mean a new beginning at nearby Martin Luther King High School. The nearby schools were football rivals, but have also served students from neighborhoods that have historically clashed with one another. Check out Aaron Moselle’s story to learn more.
Amy Kunkle fought hard to bounce back from an ill-advised Groupon deal at her gluten-free, specialty market. Community members even dug into their pockets to keep the doors open. In the end, though, the Internet offer coupled with other factors forced Kunkle to move on. Check out Neema Roshania’s story for more details.
The mixed-use project at the corner of Midvale and Ridge Avenues got the green light this week to move forward with construction. The ruling means apartments and retailers will soon fill a space that’s sat empty for some time. Check out Maanvi Singh’s story to learn more.
The prospect of new homes being built along a stretch of West Queen Lane brought smiles to the faces of those gathered at a ceremony held earlier this week. The three-story, energy-efficient homes were funded with public and private dollars.
The four-building site has changed hands, but plans for the property are remain largely the same. That’ll likely be welcome news for near neighbors. Check out Aaron Moselle’s story for more details.
For the past three years, Megan Pinto has led the charge on our Roxborough/Manayunk/East Falls page. It’s been a fulfilling and memorable experience, she said, but it’s time to move on. Don’t worry, she won’t be far away. Check out Megan’s farewell to readers for more details.