Top five stories of the week in NW Philly

Here’s what you may have missed in the news this week: 

1. Underground search of the Potter’s Field in Germantown commences

Scientists with a Lancaster-based geophysics company traveled to Germantown this week to start work at the African American burial ground. Check out Kristen Mosbrucker’s story to learn about Tuesday’s inaugural site scan and what could turn up in future visits.

2. ZBA approves signage, smaller retail spaces for Chelten Plaza

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More retail space and lighted signs are coming to Chelten Plaza in Germantown thanks to votes by the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment. Check out Amy Z. Quinn’s story to learn about the details and what one neighbor had to say about the requests.

3. St. Blaise Regional School announces tuition reduction for families with multiple enrollees

In an effort to increase enrollment, the Manayunk-based school is now offering tuition discounts to certain Catholic families. Check out Matthew Grady’s story for the details.

4. Onion Flats releases updated plans for former Rivage site

The Northern Liberties-based development company has made some slight tweaks to its mixed used project in East Falls. Check out Amy Z. Quinn’s story to learn about the updates and what neighbors had to say about them.

5. New project would create an eight mile trail from Northwest Philadelphia into the suburbs

Neighbors are continuing to push for a bike and walking trail connecting Cheltenham with Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill. Check out Alaina Mabaso’s story to learn about where the effort stands.

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