Photo by Oreste Mercado

We know it’s a hard job to keep up with news coverage of Germantown. That’s why we’ll be putting together a regular summary of what stories came out recently that are pertinent to our community.

For this week’s highlights, you will see continuing coverage of the fate of the Germantown High School campus, coverage of the recent Mayoral debate in Germantown, and stories on how gardening and the arts are making an impact with our neighbors in Germantown.

You will also find a list of the most recent stories from the Info Hub

Kenney grilled on gun violence, gentrification at Germantown mayoral debate
WHYY — By Darryl C. Murphy April 29, 2019

Mayoral candidates talk about plans to cut poverty
Phillidephia Tribune — By Michael D’Onofrio April 30, 2019

First their school closed. Then its redeveloper ghosted. Now, Germantown residents say they’ve had enough.
Phillidephia Inquirer By Hannah Chinn April 29, 2019

Germantown High a sad sign of Philly’s building neglect | Opinion
Phillidephia Inquirer — By Jeff Hurvitz May 1, 2019

From schools to scourge: Why 7 Philly schools remain empty 5 years after going on the auction block
WHYY — By Nichole Currie May 2, 2019

Residents gather to discuss Germantown High School with journalists
Germantown Info Hub — By Colin Murphy April 17, 2019

Photo by Oreste Mercado

What happened when Philly closed 30 schools? New study offers answers
WHYY — By Avi Wolfman-Arent March 19, 2019:

Moneek Pines creates unique painting experience in Germantown
Phillidephia Tribune — By Montana Couser May 1, 2019

Photo by Christopher van Leeuwen

How urban farming is becoming a key part of Philly treatment programs
BillyPenn — By Michaela Winberg April 30, 2019

What Types of Relationships Should Local Universities Have with Germantown?
Germantown Info Hub By Letrell Crittenden May 1, 2019

Neighbors: Michael Tierney and Tierney Guitars
Germantown Info Hub By Maleka Fruean April 30, 2019

Germantown Neighbors: Maleka Diggs and the Eclectic Learning Network
Germantown Info Hub By Maleka Fruean April 27, 2019

Neighbor Profile: Aaron and Elizabeth Ultimo, and Ultimo Coffee
Germantown Info Hub By By Leah Sweizter April 23, 2019 ARTrageous!

Upcoming Community Events:

Join the Info Hub this Saturday 5/4 at 10am for a Community Conversation: Local Universities Relationship with Germantown
5/8 2pm Social Security benefits seminar
5/9 6pm Capital City Gentrification Reading Group: Germantown
5/19 2–6pm Singing Nina — Festival & Conference Honoring Nina Simone