Top 5 stories to watch in NW Philly this week

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

1. Eighth District City Councilwoman Cindy Bass will host a series of crime-focused meetings next week, including one at First Presbyterian Church in Germantown on Tuesday. NewsWorks will be on hand to hear what updates the first-term official has for the community. Verdell Johnson, commander of the city’s 39th Police District and U.S Attorney Robert Reed are scheduled to join Bass for the evening event.

2. Police recently found a 24-year old pregnant woman strangled to death inside her East Germantown apartment. Roysce Haynes, 28, allegedly murdered Atiya Perry that Sunday. The grisly case will head to court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing.

3. Chestnut Hill’s first-ever mural will be unveiled on Saturday. The outdoor artwork, a collection of Fairmount Park-inspired images, has been the source of mixed emotion for residents. Check back next week to learn more about the event and how neighbors feel now that the mural is complete.

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4. The Coach Tomato Café and The Tomato Bistro are hosting the first-ever “Manayunk Tomato Trot” on Saturday. Proceeds from the four-mile charity event will benefit lung cancer research through LUNGevity. NewsWorks will be on hand to bring you details from the inaugural event.

5. Manayunk will also be the site of the first StrEAT Food Festival on Saturday. The event will feature food trucks and music. It’ll also serve as the kick-off for Manayunk Restaurant Week, which runs from Sept. 30 through Oct. 5 this year. Check back next week for more details.

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