Top 6 stories of the week in NW Philly

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

1. Off-duty police officer intentionally run down after dispute at ex-girlfriend’s Mt. Airy home

An off-duty police officer was allegedly murdered in East Mount Airy this week as he was riding his bike towards his ex-girlfriend’s house. Check out Brian Hickey and Aaron Moselle’s story to learn more about the second cop fatality in a little more than a week’s time.

2. Neighbors rally to help Germantown musician stave off foreclosure, if only temporarily

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A recent eviction notice from the city’s Sheriff’s Office didn’t faze Rhonda Lancaster or her neighbors. Check out Alaina Mabaso’s story on a successful grassroots effort to keep Lancaster in her home of 35 years.

3. Deep, dangerous hole in a Germantown sidewalk has finally been repaired

It took quite a bit of time and effort, but a “Hellmouth” on Greene Street is no more and as a result, is no longer posing a danger to passersby. Check out Brian Hickey’s story to learn more about the push to fill in the giant hole and why it took so many months.

4. Laurie Wightman takes over as Chestnut Hill’s retail recruiter

Starting this week, the energetic 34-year-old will start working to fill storefront vacancies along the neighborhood’s 10-block commercial corridor. Check out Aaron Moselle story to learn more about the Chestnut Hill Business Improvement District’s newest hire.

5. Dragon Boat USA team to train in Manayunk this weekend

The International Canoe Federation Dragon Boat World Championships will be held in Milan, Italy next month. In preparation, the USA team will be hitting the Schuylkill River this weekend. Check out Meg Frankowski’s story for more details.

6. Starfinder soccer players head to Sweden for Gothia Cup

Eighteen local teens will be heading to Europe to compete in the annual, weeklong soccer event in Gothenburg, Sweden. Check out Alaina Mabaso’s story to learn more about the team’s upcoming trip and the individuals making it.

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