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Tone DeafEditorial10 February 2016 Councilman Squilla, Live Nation, and one really bad idea (Photo Left) Councilman Mark Squilla hit a sour note with Philadelphia musicians and venues. Mark Squilla photo by PhillyCAM via Wikimedia Commons. Do we really believe that Councilman Mark Squilla woke up one morning and figured that the most important problem confronting his constituents was DJs using iPods to stream music in city dance clubs? A problem he found so insidious that it required the suspension of constitutionally guaranteed...Read More >>Tone Deaf


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Illustrating the demand for black children’s booksSheila Simmons10 February 2016
Annual African American Children’s Book Fair hits 24 years (Photo Left) Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati is the founder of the African American Children’s Book Fair. Photo by Sarah J. Glover. When Marley Dias, an 11-year-old South Jersey girl, got “sick of reading about white boys and dogs,” she launched a book drive dubbed “#1000BlackGirlBooks.” Marley’s...Read More >>
Barnes Young Friends Jump “Into the Blue”HughE Dillon10 February 2016
No “Blue Period” for these young professionals Themed to beating the winter blues the Barnes Foundation held its Young Friends Professionals Night on Jan. 29. Attendees enjoyed cocktails, hors d’ourves and after-hours access to the museum’s exhibits. Many were clad in blue attire and mixed and mingled to the sounds of...Read More >>
Cheltenham Proves its PointJeremy Treatman10 February 2016
Additions from Panthers’ baseball and football form a winning team (Photos from Left to Right) Cheltenham’s Khalil White (#2) dribbles past a defender. (right) Coach John Timms motivates his team during the Abington game. Photos by Sarah J. Glover Most of the District 1 AAAA schools predicted by Liberty City Press, back in November,...Read More >>


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Ken Smukler, publisher of Philadelphia’s largest weekly newspaper, The Liberty City Press, has a background in political technology and communications both locally and nationally.  Read more >>
Jeremy Treatman is the founder and co-director of the Scholastic Play-by-Play Classics and Sports Broadcasting Camps. Over 50 NBA players, including Lebron James, Kevin Durant, and Rajon Rondo played in his events when they were in high school. Jeremy...Read more >>
Lucy Smukler is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College. She is studying English and is interested in journalism and analytic writing. She is very excited to be a part of the Liberty City Press team. Read more >>
Sheila Simmons brings many years of writing and communications experience to her work for Liberty City Press. She began her professional writing career at the Philadelphia Daily News, where she covered Business, City Hall and Education.Read more >>
Sarah J. Glover is an award-winning photojournalist and multimedia journalist, specializing in photojournalism and video for the web.Read more >>
HughE Dillon Philly's Society Photographer; he's a columnist, television personality too. His photo work focuses on people, parties, celebrities and Philadelphia.  His photos have been published nationally and internationally. Including in People Mag,...Read more >>
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