Top 5 stories of the week in Northwest Philly

 Ice sculptor Don Harrison with the 300-pound block of ice that he used to carve the Disney 'Frozen' character Olaf. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Ice sculptor Don Harrison with the 300-pound block of ice that he used to carve the Disney 'Frozen' character Olaf. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Here’s a look at the top stories you may have missed this week.

1. A Germantown poet explores the forgotten life of Frederick Douglass’ wife

Germantown poet and lifelong Northwest resident M. Nzadi Keita, an associate professor at Ursinus College, still remembers the day when one sentence from the 1845 “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave” leapt out at her as it never had before. Read more here.

2. Philadelphia Council panel approves regulations for donation bins

A bill sponsored by Eighth District Councilwoman Cindy Bass to regulate clothing donation bins has cleared a Philadelphia City Council committee. The Licenses and Inspections Committee measure sets standards for the donation bins that have been springing up around the area. Read more here.

3. ‘Black Madam’ found guilty of murder

A Philadelphia jury Monday found “Black Madam” Padge Victoria Windslowe guilty of third-degree murder for performing illegal butt-enhancing procedures that resulted in the 2011 death of 20-year-old Claudia Aderotimi. Here’s the full story.

4. Crowds gather to watch ‘Frozen’ characters appear out of ice in Chestnut Hill

Ice sculptors Peter Slavin and Don Harrison headed to Chestnut Hill on Sunday to create “Frozen” themed sculptures including Queen Elsa’s throne and snowman Olaf. Here’s a full look at the event.

5. Roxborough launches survey to determine 5-year track of neighborhood

The Roxborough Development Corporation has launched Roxborough 2020 — a neighborhood survey designed to help determine the future of the neighborhood. Here’s the full story.

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