Here’s a look at what’s to come in NW Philadelphia this week.
1. While the presidential race will likely weigh heaviest on voters’ minds Nov. 6, residents will have some other selections to make before casting their ballot. In Northwest Philly, many residents will choose a candidate to lead the country’s 2nd Congressional District. NewsWorks caught up with Democratic incumbent Chaka Fattah and Republican challenger Robert Mansfield. We’ll bring you stories on their campaigns. In the meantime, check out our story on Jim Foster, who is running as an independent in the race.
2. The final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is Monday night. As part of “The Stakes” series, NewsWorks will catch up with two couples from Northwest Philadelphia afterwards to get their take on what the pair of hopefuls had to say about our country’s foreign policy.
3. After two years of construction, Chestnut Hill Hospital’s brand new emergency department is complete. Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday and welcomed the community to check out the $40 million wing on Saturday. Check back next week to learn more about the addition as the hospital kicks off its first week of receiving patients.
4. On Saturday, the Chestnut Hill Community Association, Chestnut Hill Community Fund and the Chestnut Hill Hospital will host the Black & White Gala. The event will be held under a large festival tent near the hospital’s new addition. This year’s theme is “Masquerade.” Check back for photos from this ritzy party.