Top 7 stories to look for in Northwest Philly

 A scene from the 2013 Dance on the Falls Bridge. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

A scene from the 2013 Dance on the Falls Bridge. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Here’s a look at stories NewsWorks will cover this upcoming week in Northwest Philadelphia:


1. After nearly 60 years, the Queen Lane Apartments — a public-housing complex in Germantown — came down yesterday in a 15-second implosion. The site will now be home to 55 low-density public-housing units and is part of an overall effort by Philadelphia Housing Authority to phase out high rises. We will have a full look at the implosion. 

2. The annual Dance on the Falls Bridge was on Saturday night. The iconic Falls Bridge was shut down to make room for diners and dancers as they partied along the Schuylkill. Check back for the full story. 

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3. Mt. Airy Village Fair returns to Carpenter Lane today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The famous pet pageant will start up at 1:30 p.m. Other highlights include a pie-eating contests, music and interactive games. Check back for a full recap.  

4. After a group of Germantown residents and neighbors noticed that the historic sites of Germantown are not included on the VisitPhilly website, they banded together and took their case to group behind the tourism website. A page highlighting the historic neighborhood has now been added. Check back for an update. 

5. Weavers Way Co-op will be coming together on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the controversy that is stirring around organic food provider Eden Foods’ decision not to cover birth control for their employees. The co-op’s purchasing manager, Norman Weiss,  and Weavers Way marketing director, Rebecca Torpie, will be leading the discussion on the “purchasing philosophy” of the co-op. The meeting will be held at Summit Church, 6757 Greene St. Check back for a recap. 

6. After 60 years behind the chair at his barbershop on Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy, beloved barber Don Murphy has passed away. Check back this week as NewsWorks remembers the barber that touched generations of Northwest Philadelphia families. 

7. As part of ongoing efforts to enhance community relations, the 14th Police District hosted a “Coffee With A Cop” event recently in Chestnut Hill. We’ll tell you all about it this week.

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