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Voodoo Economics Philly StyleEditorial23 March 2015 Wolf and Nutter budgets just not credible Thirty-five years ago, George H. W. Bush called Reagan budgeting “voodoo economics.”  Thirty-five years later, to call Mayor Nutter and Governor Wolf’s budgeting “voodoo” would be to do a disservice to “voodoo.” Mayor Nutter dropped the bombshell halfway through his budget address, saying, “I am proposing an additional $105 million investment in public education for FY16. To get there, this budget proposes a 9.3% property tax increase, bringing...Read More >>Voodoo Economics Philly Style

 

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Unsung FeministSheila Simmons23 March 2015
Champion in feminist movement still making waves (Photo Left) Jocelyn Morris poses with “Feminism in Philadelphia“ by Karen Bojar. Morris’ role in the movement is featured in a chapter of the book. Photo by Anilda Davila. The feminist movement of the 60s and 70s often makes note of its national leaders —  Betty...Read More >>
 
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Empower LunchHughE Dillon23 March 2015
Venerable women’s organization hosts a sold-out event The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc Pennsylvania Chapter presented its 29th Annual Madam CJ Walker Awards, Scholarship Luncheon & Economic Development Seminar at the Hilton Hotel on City Avenue. NBC 10’s Monique Braxton emceed the event. 700 women and a smattering of...Read More >>
 
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Foreman Grilling OpponentsJeremy Treatman23 March 2015
Point guard shines with Sean Colson’s coaching (Photo Left) Martin Luther King High School’s Sammy Foreman (#24) looks to pass despite deep coverage by Roman Catholic during the city championship game. Photo by Sarah J. Glover Martin Luther King standout point guard Sammy Foreman hasn’t played a college game yet but he’s already...Read More >>
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Where Have U-Bahn All My Life?HughE Dillon23 March 2015
Craft beers, music and munchies down below Chestnut street  Earlier this month U-Bahn (1320 Chestnut St.) held its opening party. Named for the metro system in Germany, the new underground bar and music venue from Teddy Sourias, the owner of Brü Craft & Wurst and Finn McCools, has a great cool...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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