Top 5 stories to watch in NW Philly

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

1. The Philadelphia Housing Authority was scheduled to start demolishing one of its high-rise apartment buildings in Germantown this week, but the date has come and gone with no action. The project at 301 Queen, where a new set of houses will be built, has been the source of a multi-month community discussion with PHA officials. This will likely be the next topic on the agenda. Check back this week to learn more.

2. Two Germantown-connected court cases have dates this week. On July 4, a Germantown teen allegedly shot two other teens in Center City. After refusing to drop his weapon, an officer shot Nafis Scott. At the end of May, Cassie Darby boarded a Route 23 bus in Germantown and proceeded to assault NewsWorks freelance photographer Bas Slabbers.

3. The Affordable Care Act recently survived a constitutional challenge. NewsWorks will sit down with Roxborough Memorial Hospital to talk about the law and what it’ll mean for patients and the Roxborough community. Check back this week to learn more.

4. Local students recently wrapped up their summer internships through North Light Community Center in Manayunk. Three students spent time helping out at nearby Ivy Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation. Check back this week to learn more about their experiences.

5. More than 40 food vendors will return to Germantown Avenue in Mount Airy for the second Night Market event in the neighborhood. Thousands of residents from all over the city are expected to descend on the commercial corridor for the Thursday night open-air street festival. NewsWorks will be among them. Look out for some unique photographs.

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