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City Council to the Rescue?Editorial17 August 2015 Councilman Mark Squilla auctioned off nearly $2 million in city-owned land. What could go wrong? The Point is on a (well-deserved, we must say) vacation. This piece, written by Larry Platt, was first published in the Philadelphia Citizen, www.thephiladelphiacitizen.com. This article has been edited for size. (Photo Left) City Councilman Mark Squilla. Photo courtesy of facebook.com/pages/Councilman-Mark-Squilla. On June 14, under the headline “Going once, going twice: Auction of blighted Philly lots is a big hit,” the Inquirer...Read More >>City Council to the Rescue?


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Friendships Worth Reading AboutSheila Simmons17 August 2015
“Bird & Diz” and “The Secret Olivia Told Me” capture special bonds (Photos Left to Right) Two wonderful children’s books that celebrate the intricacies of friendship . ”Bird & Diz” courtesy of Gary Golio. (right) “The Secret Olivia Told Me” courtesy of Just Us Books. I recently came across two children’s books about...Read More >>
PhilalymicsHughE Dillon17 August 2015
Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House benefit puts local companies in competition to be the ‘Phunnest’  On Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the Wells Fargo Center, philanthropic companies from across the Philadelphia region laced up their sneakers and put on their game faces as Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy, P.C. and The Fun...Read More >>
F.O.E. Wins AgainJeremy Treatman17 August 2015
NBAers make their way home for heart disease awareness. (Photos from Left to Right) Marcus Morris (#25) drives the ball to the hoop at the Danny Rumph Classic held at Community College of Philadelphia. (right) Dion Waters (#3) lays up two points during the Danny Rumph Classic held at Community College of Philadelphia. Photos by...Read More >>
2015 Best of Philly SoiréeHughE Dillon17 August 2015
Winners of the annual superlative showcase celebrate in the shadow of City Hall  On a beautiful summer night at Dilworth Park, Philadelphia Magazine celebrated this year’s Best of Philly award winners. Honerees celebrated in the heart of the city with award-winning food, summer cocktails and dancing under the stars.                                                   (Photos from...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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