Top 6 stories to watch in NW Philly

Here’s a look at what’s to come next week:

1. The Presidential Election is less than a month away. Voters will have to pick between President Obama and Mitt Romney, but they’ll also have to cast their ballot in state-level and Congressional races. NewsWorks caught up with two candidates running in Pennsylvania’s 194th Legislative District, which includes Roxborough and Manayunk. Check back next week to learn more.

2. Officials with Bottom Dollar Food will go before the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment. The company wants to build a supermarket on a currently vacant plot on the corner of Washington Lane and Chew Avenue on the border between Germantown and Mount Airy. Check back next week for more details.

3. Gregory Mitros was charged with murder last June in connection to the fatal shooting of Lynda Karlin-Mitros, his wife. The 52-year-old is scheduled to stand trial next week for the afternoon incident in Manayunk that family members say left Mitros in a “living hell.”
4. Courtney Wilson is also slated to appear in court next week. The 56-year-old was a former deacon at a West Oak Lane-based church. Wilson allegedly molested a handful of girls while he was with the congregation.
5. Kendrick Recreation Center’s Advisory Council will tackle a host of topics during its Tuesday night meeting. Discussion will certainly center on the group’s ongoing efforts to renovate its namesake’s building. A basement boxing program and plans for a Haunted House will also be discussed. Check back next week for more details.
6. The Gorgas Park Harvest Festival’s initial date was rained out. This past weekend, though, the weather cooperated. Check back next week for a recap of the fall event that features scarecrow making, caramel apples and games. We’ll have a story and photos.
7. A pair of Manayunk homeowners has been struggling to co-exist with a cheerleading academy located directly across from their narrow street. NewsWorks caught up with them and the owner of the business to learn what sits at the center of this strained relationship. That story, which was originally scheduled to run last week, will run this week. 

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