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Go Big or Go Home, The EpilogueEditorial10 December 2014 “Rightsizing” is wrong-headed in casino decision (Photo Left) Philly Live! plan rendering. Courtesy Cordish Cos. Sound the trumpets. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has made a decision.  And Philadelphia’s second casino goes to the Cordish Group and the owners of Parx Casino in Bensalem.  The site will be a retrofitted Holiday Inn just a stone’s throw from Lincoln Financial Stadium and Citizens Bank Park. On two of the key metrics in this decision, PGCB made the...Read More >>Go Big or Go Home, The Epilogue

 

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Learning Common CoreSheila Simmons10 December 2014
Much to understand about new educational standards (Photo Left) Denise Wilbanks, seen here helping her son Jayden work on homework at their home computer, attended a session hosted by Independence Charter School PTA for parents seeking information on Common Core. Photo by Sarah J. Glover The meme my kid’s school PTA used to...Read More >>
 
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Fords Tough in 2015Jeremy Treatman10 December 2014
Coach Fairfax seeks national attention with a gruelling schedule (Photos Left to Right) The starting five for the Haverford School basketball team. From left, Shawn Alston (#10), Micah Sims (#1), Derek Mountain (#14), Lamar Stevens (#11) and Cameron Reddish (#22). (right) Haverford School game action. Photos by Sarah J. Glover Haverford School coach...Read More >>
 
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Leukemia Charity Get Its Annual “Refueling”HughE Dillon10 December 2014
On the night of Nov. 8 the Hyatt at the Bellevue was hopping with a lot of well-dressed young professionals in attendance for FUEL the CURE’s seventh annual Winter Gala. The charity was founded by Mirza Cavalic, whose father died of leukemia when he was 11. After graduating from college in...Read More >>
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STILL PLAYINGJeremy Treatman10 December 2014
Pennsbury, St. Joseph’s Prep and Archbishop Wood are still playing in the PIAA state playoffs. Prep Charter, Coatesville and Neumann-Goretti were knocked out. Prep will play Pennsbury in one semifinal. Prep came from behind to beat Parkland on Nov. 29 in a thriller. Pennsbury knocked off previously undefeated Coatesville....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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