Top five things to watch in NW Philly this week

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

The Pennsylvania primary is on Tuesday. NewsWorks will be fanning out across Northwest Philadelphia to check in on polling places and a host of state representative candidates hoping be the Democratic nominees in November’s General Election. We’ll be updating the page throughout the day and into the evening, when we’ll let you know whose campaign resonated most with voters in 2012.

Philadelphia University’s biggest fashion event of the year – its annual student fashion show – will be held next Saturday at the Academy of Music. NewsWorks will be on hand to take in this year’s crop of catwalk creations.

Shoppers headed to Chestnut Hill will no longer be able to park in the neighborhood’s seven lots for free. Check back next week to learn why patrons will now have to pay and how soon the Philadelphia Parking Authority will be handing out tickets to violators. 

The U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger will be at Germantown High School on Monday for a violence prevention program. He’ll be joined by a panel of distinguished guests, including two-time Cruiserweight Boxing World Champion Steve Cunningham. Check back next week to read about what students learned from the event.

The Mt. Airy Monarchs, a semi-pro indoor football team, has just started its first season. Check back next week to learn more about the Philadelphia Soul-spawned team – its players and coach.

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