Top 5 stories to watch in NW Philly

Here’s a look at what’s coming up on NewsWorks this week:

1. In June 2011, five individuals were arrested at a Mt. Airy garage for allegedly participating in a crystal methamphetamine operation. After searching the Sedgwick Street property, police seized more than $250,000 worth of the illegal substance. On Monday, the related court case goes to trial. NewsWorks will be on hand to bring you all of the details.

2. After four years serving as state Rep. John Myers’ chief of staff, Stephen Kinsey is now less than a month away from being sworn in as the 201st Legislative District’s newest leader. Over the years, Kinsey learned a lot from the veteran lawmaker, who is retired from the post after 17 years. He’s now ready to step out on his own and continue making a difference. NewsWorks caught up with Kinsey to discuss his first term in public office.

3. Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams will stop by Triumph Baptist Church in Nicetown Tuesday evening to talk about crime in the area, and specifically, tips for keeping the community safe. The city’s top prosecutor, along with others, will focus on, among other things, how to report a crime, get services for victims and start a Town Watch group. Check back next week for more details.

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4. On Saturday, Northwest Philadelphia residents gathered in the Wissahickon Woods for a holiday season celebration called “Winter in the Wissahickon.” The event, hosted by the Friends of the Wissahickon, included holiday wreath decorating and a Winter Woods Hike. Check back on Monday for our coverage of the event.

5. Is that high-rise in Germantown ever going to be demolished? Is a dog park coming to East Falls? As 2012 winds down, we thought we’d bring you the latest updates on some our most noteworthy stories of the year as part of our series, ‘What Happened Next?’ NewsWorks reporters will check in with residents, developers and city officials to make sure the year winds down with fewer loose ends.

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