Top 5 stories of the week in NW Philly

Here’s what you may have missed in Northwest Philadelphia this week:

 

1. Parody of life in Mt. Airy coming to Allens Lane Art Center

A group of local musicians has crafted a show in the vein of the well-known NPR radio program, “A Prairie Home Companion.” “Mt. Airy Home Companion” will debut on Sunday. Check out Alaina Mabaso’s story to learn about how the humor-driven show came together.

2. Lead plaintiff in Voter ID lawsuit gets birth certificate, still can’t vote legally

Germantown resident Viviette Applewhite recently cleared a major hurdle in her effort to obtain valid photo identification before November’s general election. Check out Aaron Moselle story to learn more about the 93-year-old’s predicament and what’s still stopping her from achieving her goal.

3. NewsWorks inquiry prompts Council, L&I action on blighted Germantown property

An eyesore of a building on West Price Street has been a thorn in the side of one local resident that’s tirelessly worked to improve the appearance of neighborhood. Check out Kristen Mosbrucker’s story to learn more about Tim Smigelski and what may happen with the property going forward.

4. Golden Crust Pizza owner: Thank God nobody got hurt

The Mt. Airy mainstay was robbed at gunpoint last weekend for the first time in its history. Check out Will Black’s story to learn more details about the incident and how employees are feeling in the aftermath.

5. Phila U. grad receives Fulbright grant to teach in Vietnam

Tyler Fleming of Rochester, New York, recently took home the prestigious award. Check out Corrine Warnshuis’ to learn more about what the recent graduate plans to do with the grant.

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