Here’s a look at stories that you might have missed this week in Northwest Philadelphia:
Randy Clever was 30 feet from the finish line when the first of two homemade bombs went off on Boylston Street in Boston last April. He escaped physical harm, but memories of that day have stayed with him. He’ll soon make new ones as he heads to Beantown to run the grueling course once more. Check out Aaron Moselle’s story for more details.
Nathaniel Lee has always had a love affair with art. First, it was illustration; then, stained glass. Now, he’s turned his attention to murals. Lee’s latest focus will soon find him helping the city’s Mural Arts Program install a series of murals along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor. Check out Queen Muse’s story to learn more.
Germantown resident Al Vernacchio has dedicated much of his life to teaching others about sex and sexuality. That’s included a number of lessons on HIV/AIDS. This week, Vernacchio, a teacher at the Friends’ Central School, receives the AIDS Fund “Founders’ Award” for that work. Check out Brian Hickey’s story for more details.
The snow has finally melted and it doesn’t appear to be coming back. That’s welcome news for those who have had their fill of shoveling and bundling up. But, the sight may be especially sweet to members of the city’s community supported agriculture programs. Check out Emily Brooks’ story to learn more.
West Mt. Airy Neighbors has once again teamed up with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to make the neighborhood a bit greener. Residents can sign up to receive a tree free of charge. Volunteers will then come plant them. Check out Neema Roshania’s story for more details.