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Collateral DamageEditorial11 May 2015 Inky mayoral endorsement shows dark money comes at a cost (Photos Left to Right) Jim Kenney Photo:Kenney2015.com (right) Tony Williams Photo: facebook/anthony.h.williams The latest victim is former City Councilman and would-be Mayor Jim Kenney.  The Philadelphia Inquirer wrested its endorsement from his grasp for one reason and one reason only — the funding of his campaign by union leader John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty:  “The more than 40 labor organizations backing Kenney include John J. Dougherty’s powerful electricians’ union —...Read More >>Collateral Damage

 

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Future Female Leaders Give Nod to PastSheila Simmons11 May 2015
Walk raises camp funds, teaches lessons (Photo Left) Patricia Watson and her daughter Myeesha, 13, walked together in the Sojourner Truth Walk. Photo by Sarah J. Glover I hold up a sign displaying an image of Ida B. Wells, “African-American journalist, newspaper editor, sociologist, suffragist, and early leader of the civil rights movement.”...Read More >>
 
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La Salle Making Its Push AgainJeremy Treatman11 May 2015
Champion power begins to show (Photos Left to Right) La Salle College High School pitcher Anthony Morabito (#32); La Salle College High School shortstop Patrick Meenan (#9); Germantown Academy pitcher Z.J. Zabinski (#12) and La Salle College High School pitcher Anthony Morabito (#32). Photos by Sarah J. Glover With six senior starters and its manager gone from...Read More >>
 
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Honoring Dedication to the American Foundation for Suicide PreventionHughE Dillon11 May 2015
Earlier this month, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention held a cocktail reception at Dwight and Jan Evans home in Haverford, Pa to honor a few people who have done extraordinary work in saving lives. Brandon Marisico received the Lifesavers Award, Tony Salvatore received the Community Impact Award and Shelley Leaphart-Williams...Read More >>
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MARY KLINE CLASSIC RETURNSJeremy Treatman11 May 2015
The fifth annual Mary Kline Classic returns to West Orange High School (NJ) on May 30. The event features a national all-star game, an underclassmen game, a three-point shooting contest and a dunk contest. Last year, one of the judges for the dunk competition was 76ers rookie Nerlens Noel. South Jersey...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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