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Soda Tax By The NumbersEditorial08 March 2017 Winners and losers unclear in first month of roll out (Photo Left) Tallying up the soda tax. Photo by Salvatore Patrone. When Philadelphia became the first big city in America to pass a soda tax, we knew the city’s revenue department and beverage associations across the nation would be poring through the first returns in order to claim victory or defeat. Last month, the city released the numbers and, as you might expect, there is...Read More >>Soda Tax By The Numbers


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Community SuperheroineSheila Simmons08 March 2017
Philadelphia’s Ariell Johnson recognized for comics store (Photo Left) Ariell Johnson, owner of Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse speaks at “Superhero Day” panel. Photo by Sarah J. Glover Ariell Johnson’s Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse had a few extra superheroes on Friday, Feb. 24. They weren’t the ones in the pages of the comic books...Read More >>
Chatting About ChowderHughE Dillon08 March 2017
Social media marketing company hosts cook off ChatterBlast held their 2nd annual Chowderblast competition at their offices in Center City, where their employees and clients prepared chowders for competition. It was a delicious event, where a panel of three judges tasted and picked the Gumbo Chowder as the winner. There was...Read More >>
King Plays ToughJeremy Treatman08 March 2017
Panthers take the trophy in overtime (Photo Left) Public League champions Imhotep Charter. Photo by Sarah J. Glover. Jihad Watson, Will McNair and Elijah Kiah-El played a huge role in turning around Martin Luther King’s boys basketball season, this year. And it’s not over! The three played starring roles in an overtime loss...Read More >>
BERGER KINGJeremy Treatman08 March 2017
Westtown worked hard for the title For the second time in school history and second year in a row, Westtown (31-3) has won the Pennsylvania Independent State School Tournament. Even though Westtown was heavily favored, they were trailing in the second and third quarters of their last two games. They ended...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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Liberty City Press is an independent weekly newspaper distributed by the Philadelphia Multi-Cultural Media Network whose members include Philadelphia Sunday Sun, The Philadelphia Gay News, Al Dia, The Metro Chinese Weekly and The Metro Viet News.

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