Top six stories of the week in NW Philly

Here’s what you may have missed on NewsWorks this week:


1. One man’s mission to bring soccer back to Germantown

Nigerian-born Yomi Awodesu wants the sport he’s loved all his life to thrive in his new neighborhood. Check out Lane Blackmer’s story to learn more about the coach’s dreams and the steps he’s already taken towards realizing them.

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2. New summer festival planned for Mt. Airy

October Gallery has another summer event in the works that will bring musicians and vendors to Germantown Avenue for three days. Check out Jana Shea’s story for the details.

3. Germantown pastor: ‘ We’ve known that there had to be restructuring’

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced last week that three Catholic parishes in the neighborhood would merge starting in July. Check out Meg Frankowski’s story for the details and what the move means for parishioners.

4. Manayunk and Roxborough residents show strong support for neighborhood co-op

More than 200 people packed into a Manayunk synagogue this week for a meeting called to gauge interest in having a food co-op in the neighborhood. Check out Amy Z. Quinn’s story for the details and where Weavers Way officials stand on the possbility. 

5. Catholic school closing may lead to one East Falls family to leave their city, and their church

The Spaeth family moved to the neighborhood, in part, so they could send their children to St. Bridget Elementary. Now that the Archdiocese has announced that the school will close after this year, it’s not clear if they’ll stick around. Tuition hikes at a newly planned regional school may be too steep to bear. Check out Matthew Grady’s story to learn more about the family’s predicament.

6. Eiselen’s Pastry Shoppe closes after 50 years in Roxborough

The neighborhood staple recently closed up shop after a half-century in business. Neighbors aren’t happy. Check out Lane Blackmer’s story to learn why the shop folded and what may move in next.

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