Top 7 stories of the week in NW Philly

Here’s what you may have missed in Northwest Philadelphia this week: 

1. Youngblood, Kinsey and Evans all win NW Philly primaries, but Jewel Williams does not

NewsWorks reporters were at various locations in Northwest Philadelphia throughout the day and into the evening during Tuesday’s Pennsylvania primary. Check out our story to learn which hopefuls ended the night with a victory and what they, and their challengers, had to say about the results.

2. Commissioner Schmidt takes proactive approach to election day patrols

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First-year City Commissioner Al Schmidt was a busy man during Tuesday’s primary. NewsWorks correspondent Matthew Grady tagged along with Schmidt for an up-close look at his election day duties. 

3. Dispute between Chestnut Hill building owners delays Balance fitness relocation

The fate of a Chestnut Hill-based yoga and fitness studio remains undecided as negotiations between two property owners continue. Check out Amy Z. Quinn’s story to learn why the businesses’ move is in limbo after what was said at a recent zoning hearing.

4. Three NW Phila. groups awarded with Knight Arts Challenge grants

Initiatives in Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill and Manayunk are each set to receive hefty checks courtesy of the Knight Foundation. Check out Alaina Mabaso’s story to learn what projects were among this year’s 35 award winners.

5. Bass to flood-zone residents: Money for infrastructure overhaul ‘is not there’

The Eighth District City Councilwoman met with East Germantown residents last weekend to talk about the area’s severe flooding problem that recently cost a young woman her life. Check out Aaron Moselle’s story to learn what solutions Bass offered.

6. Parking Authority enforcement at Chestnut Hill lots set to start in May

Parking kiosks have already been installed in seven neighborhood lots, but PPA officials won’t start handing out tickets to violators until May. Check out Lane Blackmer’s story to learn why the familiar green boxes were brought in and what residents think about the new system.

7. Desperation, hope mingle at Germantown High anti-violence assembly

U.S. Attorney Zane David Memenger stopped by the Haines Street School for a violence prevention program on Monday. Check out Brian Hickey’s story to learn what words Memenger imparted to students.

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