Top 4 stories to watch for in NW Philly

 Check back on Monday for look at a new book on Michael Chitwood, Upper Darby police superintendent and former Philadelphia cop. (Courtesy of Upper Darby Township Police Dept.)

Check back on Monday for look at a new book on Michael Chitwood, Upper Darby police superintendent and former Philadelphia cop. (Courtesy of Upper Darby Township Police Dept.)

Here’s a look at what’s to come:

1. If you follow the news in the area, chances are you’ve read or heard a quirky quote from Michael Chitwood, Upper Darby’s media-friendly superintendent of police. He’s sure been in law-enforcement long enough. Next week, a book about Chitwood’s near half-century career, including his two decades with the Philadelphia Police Department, is being released. A Mt. Airy writer authored it . Check back next week to learn more.

2. On Nov. 3, the National Lung Cancer Partnership will host its Philadelphia “Free to Breathe” walk/run to raise money for research. Roxborough residents Marc Kuchler and his soon-to-be wife Rachel Kling will be among the participants. As the couple’s wedding approaches, Marc is fighting stage 4 lung cancer. Check back next to learn more.

3. Technically, Halloween isn’t until Thursday, but this past weekend, Northwest Philadelphia was full of fright. Check back next week for a recap of a zombie-themed dance off in Manayunk and Historic Germantown’s Halloween Festival.

4. Crime plagues the entire city, but Northwest Philadelphia may be one of the most varied when it comes to the categories residents routinely encounter. That makes Eighth District City Councilwoman Cindy Bass’ job that much harder as she works to make parts of the area safe and welcoming to residents and businesses. Check back next week for more details.

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