Here are the stories you may have missed in Northwest Philadelphia this week …
Hans Haines Horsfield, a male Russian tortoise and beloved fixture Wyck’s historic Germantown property, disappeared during a routine romp around the farm, one of his last before heading inside for the winter. His absence has many people concerned.
At a community meeting on Monday, the Friends of Lovett Memorial Library provided an update on the 21st Century Libraries Initiative, a citywide and multi-phase project that will breathe modern life into the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Beaux-Arts Parkway Central Library and neighborhood branches.
It’s fall, and that means Philadelphia parents are thinking about school options. So, we’ve compiled a list of open-house dates for many schools in Northwest Philly.
Eight of the 12 members of Ironworkers Local 401 who were charged in a Philadelphia racketeering case in February have agreed to plead guilty, according to federal prosecutors. The other four, including the union’s longtime leader, business manager Joseph Dougherty, will face trial in January.
A grassroots group in Northwest Philadelphia wants to transform Germantown High School into an independent charter school serving neighborhood students. Germantown High School Coalition members voted to submit a charter-school application to the Philadelphia School District by the Nov. 15 deadline.
The inaugural Authors Brunch event, organized by The Spiral Bookcase owner Ann Tetreault in conjunction with Philly Maker Week, saw 10 writers from across the Philadelphia literary scene reading at Pretzel Park.
Twelve students from Martin Luther King High School were suspended for three to 10 days after a brawl inside the Stenton Avenue school that was captured on cellphone video recently.
In Nov. 1968, Army Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz died while bravely defending his peers in Vietnam. Two years later, he was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Richard Nixon. City Councilman David Oh, U.S. Sen. Patrick Toomey and U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah are among those who want to honor the war hero by renaming the VA Medical Center on Woodland Ave. in his honor. So, why hasn’t that happened yet?