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Gas PainsEditorial12 November 2014 We may not have seen the last of UIL (Photo Left) UIL CEO James Torgerson. Photo courtesy  @UILHoldings Mayor Nutter called it “the biggest cop-out we’ve seen in recent legislative history in Philadelphia.”  The Committee of 70 called it “an affront to the taxpayers of Philadelphia.” We at LibCityPress call it, well, preordained. Loyal readers will remember our take on the sale of PGW — not gonna happen — when we opined back in May...Read More >>Gas Pains


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With ‘Sisterly Affection’Sheila Simmons12 November 2014
Addition to city’s ‘Brotherly Love’ nickname to be made official (Photo Left) Portrait of Dyana Williams. Courtesy of Whitney Thomas. Throughout the world, Philadelphia is known as “The City of Brotherly Love,” thanks to the Greek origins of its name. But now the addition of “and sisterly affection,” commonly tagged onto the nickname,...Read More >>
Chester Loses a GiantJeremy Treatman12 November 2014
Clippers and rivals celebrate the life of Fred Pickett (Photo Left to Right) Members of the Clipper Family with Coach. (From left to right) Shep Garner, Coach Fred Pickett, Derrick Spence, Brian Warren and (front row, left to right) Meghan Sgro and Leslie Legette. Photo courtesy of Meghan Sgro  (right) Kevin...Read More >>
Monsters of OrchHughE Dillon12 November 2014
Guests don masks at Monsters Ball. Thursday, October 30, the Young Friends of the Academy of Music held their annual Monsters Ball at DelFrisco’s. Guests enjoyed light bites, cocktails and danced to the tunes of DJ Eddie Tully, drummer Fizz and songstress Jessy Kyle. Proceeds from the event go to the...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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