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Top five things to watch in NW Philly this week

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

The Streets Department’s 5th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup program was held Saturday. Check back Monday to learn about some of the projects that neighbors lent a hand to in Northwest Philadelphia.

Long-time Mt. Airy resident Steve Stroiman has been heading up one of the city’s most active Town Watch groups for some time. Check back Monday to read about Stroiman and his efforts to keep his small section of neighborhood safe and informed.

Monday marks the new deadline for families to register at the St. Blaise Regional School in Manayunk. The school recently announced tuition breaks for certain families to try and boost enrollment. Check back to see if the school’s efforts panned out.

Discussion around bringing a food co-op to Manayunk will continue next week during a community meeting at Mishkan Shalom synagogue Wednesday night. Officials with Weavers Way Co-op will be on hand to gauge interest in the effort and explain the cooperative model. NewsWorks will be there too.

Officials with Planet Fitness gym are scheduled to go before the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment on Tuesday. The company is hoping to open a 24-hour location on Ridge Avenue in Roxborough. Check back next week to see if 2 a.m. workouts will be available to residents in the near future.

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