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James “Jimmy” Tayoun Sr. (1930 - 2017)Editorial16 November 2017 (Photo Left) In a city of colorful personalities, Jimmy ran the spectrum. Photo via Facebook. Note from the Publisher. It is with great sadness that we note the passing of James “Jimmy” Tayoun - a friend, colleague, and most of all, mentor. I first met Jimmy in 1987 in the back of the Middle East Restaurant to discuss politics. Our paths crossed over the years, due to his ubiquitous coverage of the local political scene in...Read More >>James “Jimmy” Tayoun Sr. (1930 - 2017)

 

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Beauty of The BeholderSheila Simmons16 November 2017
Award-winning costume designer’s latest venture is Black Dolls Matter (Photo Left) Black Dolls Matter founder and CEO Mark Ruffin. He promotes Black dolls and makes custom clothing for them.  Photo by Sarah J. Glover. Veteran dollmaker and Emmy-winning costume designer Mark Ruffin says his colleagues in the toy industry often told him “black...Read More >>
 
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Responsible Revelry by the RiverHughE Dillon16 November 2017
Cause-driven gala benefits cancer research The Friends of the AACR Foundation hosted a “Party with a Purpose” at the Hyatt Penns Landing. The gala benefitted the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) with this years funds designated to fight Ovarian Cancer. This year’s honorees were Dan and Sarah Keating, and Dr....Read More >>
 
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Excitement On And Off The CourtJeremy Treatman16 November 2017
Harriton girls tennis team finishes second in state tournament, first in fun (Photo Left) Harriton girls tennis team members and coach David Broida. Photo by Sarah J. Glover. If you lived through a certain generation and have seen the 1983 movie “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” you certainly would remember the scene where Clark Griswold...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 >>
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 >>
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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