Top 5 stories to watch in NW Philly

Here’s a look at what’s to come on NewsWorks this week:

1. Viola Owens believes that a defibrillator could have saved her son’s life. In 2005, Danny Rumph died inside a Germantown recreation center after going into cardiac arrest. At the time, the heart-beat restoring device wasn’t available as medics traveled from South Philadelphia. That’s no longer the case today and this summer will be the first where all of the city’s centers are equipped.

2. On Wednesday, Germantown United will host its Second Annual Sustainability Forum. The aim of the event will be how to make the neighborhood more green. A collection of experts will be on hand to explore that question, including Robert Fleming, director of sustainable design at Philadelphia University, and Dwayne Wharton, director of external affairs for The Food Trust.

3. The Philadelphia Police Department will host a number of community events this weekend during Philly Police Peace Day. We’ll check out what’s happening in three police districts, including the 5th, which covers Roxborough and Manayunk, where a officers will man a park-based barbeque.

4. Graeme Brown, of Chestnut Hill, will soon be starring in the opera Jago, which will be performed in the U.S. and abroad. The opera tells the tale of Iago, of Shakespeare’s Othello, 15 years after the play’s ending. Brown, a member of Keystone State Boychoir, plays a pivotal role.

5. The 43rd annual Mt. Airy Day was held Saturday. Check back next week for a recap of the community event, including dozens of photos from the day. 

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