Top 4 stories to watch in NW Philly this week

Here’s a look at what’s coming up this week

1. The St. James School in the city’s Allegheny West section is wrapping up its first-ever 11-month school year.  The unique middle school aims to provide low income families with a first-rate education at an affordable price. Check back next week to learn more about the instiution’s inaugural year.

2. Retail recruiter Eileen Reilly recently stepped down from her job filling vacant storefronts along Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill. Her work, however, is not quite finished yet.The Chestnut Hill Business Improvement District has hired a replacement for Reilly, whom she will be tasked with training. Check back next week for more details.  

3. As November’s election draws near, a new outreach center is scheduled to open in Germantown to help educate area residents about Pennsylvania’s Voter ID law, which requires voters to present a photo ID before casting a ballot. NewsWorks will be on hand for the center’s grand opening, slated for Saturday.

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4. The Northwest CommUnity Coalition for Youth (NCCY) will host its first annual “Hoops Against Bullying” basketball challenge from Thursday to Saturday at Imhotep Institute Charter High School, 6201 N. 21st St. There, NCCY hopes that youths between the ages of 8 and 17 from local and out-of-state leagues will “interact competitively, but respectfully” at an event which will “foster an annual forum where young people can participate in activities that will sharpen, nurture and expand their athletic, mental and academic skills.”

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