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Get Uber ItEditorial19 November 2014 PPA and FOP should take fast lane to the 21st century (Photo Left) Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. Photo by Rory Cellan.  “We’re in this political campaign, and the candidate is Uber.  And the opponent is an a–hole named Taxi.” OK.  We admit.  We love this guy.  Who is it? That’s Travis Kalanick — the chief executive officer of Uber, the ride-sharing system that is transforming transportation in big cities across the globe.  The campaign for Uber has...Read More >>Get Uber It


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Voices from InsideSheila Simmons19 November 2014
Editor hopes book by Graterford inmates slows school-to-prison pipeline (Photo Left to Right) Book cover: “Letters to My Younger Self.” (right) Author Jayne Thompson. Photos by Chris Hartlove Widener University lecturer Jayne Thompson says of her 20 mentees at the state’s maximum security prison in Graterford — where most are serving life...Read More >>
Stars Converge at Philly UJeremy Treatman19 November 2014
Scholastic Play-by-Play photo-shoot fosters camraderie and high hopes (Photo Left) Group photo of the best basketball players in the region for the 2014-15 basketball season. Photo by Sarah J. Glover The 10th Annual Scholastic Play-by-Play Classics photo-shoot was coming Nov. 9 and the girls were ready. We don’t mean the 81...Read More >>
Museum of Art and CraftHughE Dillon19 November 2014
Beer tasting complements annual show of fine contemporary crafts. The 38th annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show ran Thursday, November 6 through Sunday, November 9. One of  several special events was a handcrafted beer tasting event on November 7. The tasting was curated by Don Russell (a.k.a. Joe Daily...Read More >>
What about Mo’neJeremy Treatman19 November 2014
Mo’ne Davis will be playing in three Scholastic Play-by-Play events this year. Two are boys’ events, in addition to the girls’ event at Philadelphia University. Davis was in Las Vegas during the photo-shoot but teammates Chloe Burns and Lindsay Hiner were there. “I’m excited to play with her this year,” said...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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