1 Charter gets funds to restore pipe organ

Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School, which is moving into the old Northeast Catholic High School for Boys building in August, got $94,000 from the Philadelphia Foundation's Frederick R. Haas Legacy Fund to restore the 1915 Kimball pipe organ there.

2 School site to become apartments

A developer this week got approval from the city Zoning Board to convert Manayunk's now-shuttered St. Lucy School, at Green Lane and Smick Street, into a 14-unit apartment building.

3 Police: Strip-club gunman still at large

Police early this week released shocking surveillance video showing a gunman opening fire with an AK-47 inside the Purple Orchid Gentlemen's Club on Passyunk Avenue near 61st Street in Southwest Philadelphia. The shooter, identified by police as 21-year-old Henry Pettigrew, remains at large.

4 Memorial bench honors late fire captain

A bench bearing the name of the late Philadelphia fire Capt. Michael Goodwin was unveiled earlier this week outside Engine 53, Goodwin's last post, at 4th Street and Snyder Avenue. A local man sold ribbons to raise money for the bench, and for a check presented to Goodwin's family.

5 Garden 'pops up' on Broad Street

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society unveiled a "pop-up" garden this week in a vacant lot across the street from the Kimmel Center. The garden will be open through October, and will have food service on weeknights and weekends starting Wednesday.

6 Youth

exhibition set to rock


A "Rock the Ring for Books" youth boxing exhibition will be held outside the McPherson Square Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The exhibition is being sponsored by City Council members David Oh, Maria Quinones-Sanchez and Mark Squilla, along with Rock Ministries, to promote learning at the library for young people.