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.
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.