Top 5 stories of the week in NW Philly

Here’s a look at what you may have missed this week:

1.Mourning mother at Cliveden Park anti-violence rally: ‘It’s like we’re living in war zones’

A grassroots, gun-control group took to the streets of Germantown over the weekend in an effort to spotlight and reverse the neighborhood’s ongoing struggle with gun violence. Check out Trenae McDuffie’s story to learn more about the rally led by Neighborhood Partners to End Gun Violence.

2. Man shot and killed in West Oak Lane

A brazen mid-day shooting left a 36-year old father dead and police with yet another murder to investigate. NewsWorks’ contributor Matthew Grady was on the scene as officers gathered evidence with Renford Levy’s family nearby.

3. The craft of beer making: Head brewer versus home brewer

Philadelphia’s thirst for craft beers appears unquenchable at times. From the home brewer on up, everyone seems to be on the hunt for full-bodied suds. NewsWorks contributor Meg Frankowski talked to a pair of brewers in the city’s Northwest section to learn what goes into making the bar mainstay.

3. Mt. Airy bike shop opens separate showroom for electric bikes

Space has gotten a bit tight for the neighborhood full-service shop. To remedy the situation, Afshin Kaighobady and Meenal Raval of Philly Electric Wheels have opened a separate storefront space near their current one on Germantown Avenue. Check out Yasmein James’ story for more details.

4. AMY Northwest teachers and students work to make new school feel like ‘home’

The special admissions middle school will soon kick-off its first year in Roxborough after an elementary school at that location was closed. Though school doesn’t start for another week, teachers were inside the building on Tuesday to make its walls more welcoming. Check out Aaron Moselle’s story to learn more.

5. Inaugural StrEAT Food Festival to replace Manayunk’s Eco-Arts Festival in September

After two years, the green-focused festival has been discontinued. In its place will rise a new food-centered event that will serve as a preview of the neighborhood’s Restaurant Week. Check out Maura Filoromo’s story to learn more.

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