Top five things to watch in NW Philly

Here’s a look at what’s to come on NewsWorks this week:

A tumultuous year for public and parochial schools will come to a close next week. Two Northwest Philadelphia elementaries – William Levering and St. Bridget – will shut their doors for good as the result of systemic budgetary woes. NewsWorks will be on hand for each institution’s final day.

Weavers Way Co-op is hosting next week’s Consumer Cooperative Management Association Conference. A number of co-ops, food and otherwise, will attend the June 14 through June 16 event. As will Marion Nestle, Congressman Chaka Fattah’s food nutrition expert. NewsWorks will be on hand for all of the festivities.

Thomas Mifflin Elementary in East Falls has long carried a stigma for being an underperforming and unruly school. With the help of a new, largely well-liked principal and some change inside the school’s Conrad street building, that perception is starting to change. The East Falls Community Council is scheduled to vote next week on forming a booster group to help continue to forward progress.

Germantown residents will again meet with Philadelphia Housing Authority officials to discuss a high-rise apartment building on Queen Lane set to be demolished and the Potter’s Field that part of the property sits atop of. Check back next week for details on how the project is progressing and how the former burial ground may figure into the plans.

Graduations will be taking place next week for a number of Northwest Philadelphia schools. NewsWorks will be on hand for coverage at, among others, Germantown High School, Roxborough High School, Martin Luther King High School, Germantown Friends School and Imhotep Institute Charter High School.

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