Top 6 stories of the week in NW Philly

Here’s a look at what you may have missed this week:

1. Murder charges brought in the shooting death of East Mt. Airy man

Nafis Armstead was gunned down at the end of July on one of the neighborhood’s most troublesome blocks. Police recently charged a teenager in connection to the slaying that left three kids without their father and police with a lot of questions. Check out Jana Shea’s story for more details.

2. Jones follows through on promise, opens district office in Roxborough

The Fourth District City Councilman’s second district office is now open for business after a ceremony this past weekend. Some of Jones’ counterparts on the legislative body, however, still don’t even have one. Check out Matthew Grady’s story to learn why.

3. Was Officer Marc Brady’s death a calculated setup or an ‘unfortunate accident

The 22nd District veteran died last month after a car struck him as he rode his bike in East Mount Airy. Police are investigating whether the incident was intentional. Lawyers representing the Commonwealth and the driver will debate the same matter in court. Check out Aaron Moselle’s story to learn more.

4. FBI probe leaves students, staff at Delaware Valley High School in limbo

It’s unclear whether the Philadelphia School District’s will extend its contract with the independent school operator. A recent FBI investigation involving its owner is likely a key reason for the delay. Check out Amy Z. Quinn’s story to learn more about the controversy and what it may mean for students at DVHS’ campuses’ in East Falls and Southwest Philadelphia.

5. Quest begun after hoops standout’s death brings defibrillators to Philadelphia rec centers

Seven years ago, Danny Rumph collapsed on an East Mt. Airy basketball court and died an hour later. Undiagnosed cardiomyopathy cut short the 21-year-old basketball star’s life. Since then, his family has worked tirelessly to save other youths from a similar fate. Check out Aaron Moselle’s story to learn more.

6. Man who rescued woman from overturned car in Manayunk hopes others would do the same for his family

A pair of Philadelphia Water Department employees didn’t hesitate to help while working near the intersection of Leverington and Manayunk Avenues in Roxborough, breaking the woman free before paramedics arrived at the scene. Check out Yasmein James’ story on the heroic effort and the humble men behind it.

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