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Bully Pulpit vs. BullyEditorial18 January 2015 Controller audit of rec centers crossed the line (Photos from Left to Right) Fox Chase Recreation Center. (right) City Controller Alan Butkovitz. Photos courtesy philadelphiacontroller.org Our City Controller, Alan Butkovitz, never misses an opportunity to call the press on his crusade to root out financial misfeasance and malfeasance in the operations of city government.  No matter how small and insignificant such improper conduct may be. But his yearlong audit of the bookkeeping practices of Philadelphia...Read More >>Bully Pulpit vs. Bully


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Leaders for the ‘Next Level’Sheila Simmons18 January 2015
Youth program teaches teen leaders power of networking (Photos Left to Right) Michael Rice works with the Philadelphia Youth Leadership Council.  (right) Members of the Youth Leadership Council pose with past speaker Sheinelle Jones.  Photos courtesy of Youth Leadership Council. Michael Rice, community engagement specialist for the city’s Department of Human Services, tells the youngsters with...Read More >>
Making Much More Than LemonadeHughE Dillon18 January 2015
A record-breaking evening of fundraising at the Lemon Ball Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer, hosted its Ninth Annual Lemon Ball on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.  Saturday night’s event raised over $1 million, which was the...Read More >>
Neumann-Goretti Girls Go NationalJeremy Treatman18 January 2015
Fun-loving yet hard-working team packs the stands (Photos from Left to Right) Neuman-Goretti’s Sianni Martin (#3) shoots a jump shot at the Play-by-Play Classic girls’ basketball tournament at Philadelphia University. (right) Mo’ne Davis drives to the hoop during the Play-by-Play Classic girls’ basketball tournament. Photos by Sarah J. Glover They are the hottest...Read More >>
Happy Birthday HollyHughE Dillon18 January 2015
Holly Kinser held her 50th birthday party at the Stratus Lounge of the Hotel Monaco, Philadelphia; she also marked her 25th anniversary as a lobbyist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Many political guests were on hand to help celebrate the night, including former Governor Ed Rendell, Mayor Michael Nutter and 2015...Read More >>


Liberty City Press Staff

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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