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Say It Ain’t So ButkoEditorial14 September 2016 Slush fund stains Nutter integrity rep (Photo Left) City Controller Alan Butkovitz has leveled serious allegations about misspending funds. Photo courtesy of philadelphiacontroller.org Michael Nutter caught running a slush fund? The same Michael Nutter who, in the final weeks of his days as mayor, received the Joan Markman Integrity Award; an award “presented to someone who demonstrates a strong commitment to integrity, diligence, and transparency on behalf of the City of Philadelphia.”  That Michael Nutter?  The same...Read More >>Say It Ain’t So Butko

 

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New heights for little DJSheila Simmons14 September 2016
11-year-old outpaces adults in scoring big gigs (Photo Left) Dylan Curtis, also known as DJ D-ILL, spins tunes. Photo courtesy of Amos Curtis. Deejaying is a family affair of sorts for the Curtis family. There’s dad Amos, who fell into the craft, admittedly, “because I couldn’t rap”; there’s 19-year-old son Devon, who is...Read More >>
 
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La Salle Recovers After Season Opening LossJeremy Treatman14 September 2016
Shaking up the usual routine proves effective (Photos from Left to Right) La Salle College High School football players line up to take on Pennsbury. (right) La Salle College High School quarterback Thomas LaMorte (#7) looks for a pass opening. Photos by Sarah J. Glover. La Salle College High School football is all John Steinmetz...Read More >>
 
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Meeting the ChallengeHughE Dillon14 September 2016
Thousands of backpacks and school supplies are distributed to foster youth The Valley Youth House Backpack Challenge 2016 concluded Aug. 30, after raising funds and collecting essential back-to-school items for foster youth in the Philadelphia area. The Backpack Challenge is now at the national level and has become so successful due...Read More >>
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ST. JOSEPH’S PREP STUDENTS GO WITH THE TEAM TO CALIJeremy Treatman14 September 2016
Simon Williams is too young to know LL Cool J’s jingle “Going Back To Cali.” But the Prep junior broadcaster not only got to make the trip to Los Angeles, California with the team; he also announced Prep’s 49-17 win over superpower Oaks Christian on its student station WSJP Sept. 2....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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