Top 5 things to watch in NW Philly this week

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

1. Thursday marks the final City Council session of the year before summer recess. With the mayor’s Actual Value Initiative and, with it, the school district’s budget still in debate, the regularly scheduled meeting promises to pack an end-of-the-year-punch. The meeting also represents a milestone in Eighth District City Councilwoman Cindy Bass’ first year in City Hall.

2. Germantown’s first-ever Photo Walk will take place this coming weekend. The goal? To trek through the neighborhood to capture the beauty of a historic neighborhood more often represented in a negative light. Local photographer Gary Reed will lead the inaugural, two-hour event.

3. The Manayunk Arts Festival will wrap up today after a two-day stint on Main Street. Check back Monday for a look at what some of the event’s 300 artists had to offer and the photos to prove it.

4. The Democratic primary was held nearly two months ago, but one former state representative candidate in NW Philly is still facing fines for not bothering to file his campaign finance reports. Check back next week to find out who we’re talking about and what the implications are of the omission.

5. Victor Fleming’s 1939 classic, “The Wizard of Oz” will be shown on the side of Lovett Library this Friday as part of Mount Airy USA’s Moonlight Movies series. It’s the second installment in the event’s second season.

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