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If You Build A Fence They Won’t ComeEditorial05 October 2015 Some hard lessons learned from papal visit We should have seen this coming. In fact, city leaders did see it coming but when they did it was too late. After months of scaring the bejesus out of everyone in the Philadelphia media market – from building a wall around center city to setting up a lottery for SEPTA passes – Mayor Nutter started a campaign to tell folks it wouldn’t be so bad. With a...Read More >>If You Build A Fence They Won’t Come


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Girls Rock Philly! Turns Up VolumeSheila Simmons05 October 2015
Volunteer, non-profit program kicks off another season of female empowerment through music   (Photos Left) Girls Rock Philly! show off what they have learned. Photo courtesy of Girls Rock Philly.   Last month, teen and pre-teen girls streamed through the doors of the rehearsal studio at 1867 Frankford Ave. to start running their fingers over...Read More >>
Papal Visit Highlights an Event-filled WeekendHughE Dillon05 October 2015
World Meeting of Families busy for people and popes alike Philadelphia hosted the World Meeting of Families last week, which included a special appearance by Pope Francis. The World Meeting of Families 2015 kicked off their meeting on Sept. 23 with a spirited celebration at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The WMOF2015...Read More >>
Northeast High Football Team Full of SurprisesJeremy Treatman05 October 2015
Addressing last year’s disappointments leads to a great season start (Photos from Left to Right)   Northeast Phil Gormley coaching the football team. (middle) Northeast High School linebacker Josh Reoun during practice. (right) Northeast High School quarterback Keith Moore shows his skills in practice. Photos by Sarah J. Glover   Northeast High football coach Phil Gormley admits he...Read More >>
A Gateway to the East (Passyunk)HughE Dillon05 October 2015
Sam Sherman, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation (PARC), and friends dedicated the new East Passyunk Gateway last month. The gateway, at the intersection of East Passyunk Avenue and Broad Street at McKean Street, welcomes guests with colorful lights, and a place to sit before venturing on to the avenue in search of...Read More >>


Liberty City Press Staff

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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