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Brotherly LoveEditorial25 May 2015 Amid tragedy, the world sees what we are made of (Photos Left) Clockwise from top: Mayor Michael Nutter, former PA  Rep. Patrick Murphy, PA Rep. Bob Brady. Photos: Wikimedia Commons I arrived at the scene 20 hours after the worst train accident in Philadelphia since 1943.  I now know the real meaning of the word surreal.  Traveling with Congressman Robert A. Brady up from Washington, D.C., we came upon a scene I have only seen in...Read More >>Brotherly Love


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Picking up the BeatSheila Simmons25 May 2015
With decline of music education in schools, Philly DrumPhest takes stage (Photo Left) Vendors tables at the Philly DrumPhest at the Gershman Y. Photo by Sarah J. Glover Philadelphia native Lil John Roberts is fresh off the second leg of Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life tour and gearing up to...Read More >>
Aces Tennis Pulls Off a Remarkable FeatJeremy Treatman25 May 2015
Underclassmen talent rounds out a championship team (Photo Left) Lower Merion boys‘ tennis team wins the state championship. Photo courtesy: Jared Robinson Jared Robinson wasn’t sure what to expect during his tryout for the tennis team at Lower Merion this spring. The freshman was coming off a fine campaign as a starting forward...Read More >>
Celebration of NationalitiesHughE Dillon25 May 2015
The Reading Terminal Market was host to a celebration earlier this month to honor Hernán Guaracao (Publisher and CEO of Al Dia News Media) and Ballard Spahr for their contributions to the Nationalities Service Center (NSC), the Philadelphia immigrant community and to celebrate our city’s rich diversity through food.  The event...Read More >>
Gators Can Row, TooJeremy Treatman25 May 2015
(Photo Left) Van Tingley and Douglas Ramsey, Shipley School boys JV Double, bronze medal, fastest American boat. Photo courtesy: J.D. Bridges The Shipley crew team has never been confused for a top Inter-Ac or Catholic League crew program but over the years the Gators have impressed in the water. On May 16, Shipley...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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