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Developers File Latest Salvo in Tax Abatement Data WarEditorial05 April 2017 New report should lead to close reading as a dose of skepticism (Photo Left) BIA report debunks some misconceived misconceptions. Photo courtesy of Building Industry Association of Philadelphia. As we have seen in recent weeks, the debate over the success or failure of public policy in Philadelphia is not just rooted in empirical data, but in where this data is generated and who is interpreting it. This dance between data, its generators and its interpreters has become...Read More >>Developers File Latest Salvo in Tax Abatement Data War


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Breaking Bread, Fixing PhillySheila Simmons05 April 2017
Effort urges area residents to engage over food to improve community (Photo Left) “On the Table Philly” initiative launches at Columbia North YMCA on North Broad Street. Photo courtesy of Community Marketing Concepts. Philly’s needs are great, most citizens likely agree. Perhaps you have wondered what you could do about those needs if...Read More >>
Sophisticated MadnessHughE Dillon05 April 2017
Zarwin Baum fundraiser at Crystal Tea Room grows ever more popular On Thursday, March 16, the 15th annual “Zarwin Baum March Madness” fundraiser took place at the Crystal Tea Room. As teams like Yale, Wichita State and Villanova advanced in this year’s NCAA Tournament, the Philadelphia law firm and more than...Read More >>
Wood, Boyertown WinJeremy Treatman05 April 2017
Kapp beats the buzzer to win the game (Photo Left) Boyertown girls basketball team poses for a photo and celebrates after their state championship win. Photo courtesy of Jason Bieber. Boyertown was a long shot to win a PIAA girls’ 6A basketball championships. But the Bears (27-5) ended up bringing home gold despite...Read More >>
Ultra-Luxury in Historic DistrictHughE Dillon05 April 2017
On March 23, Scannapieco Development Corporation celebrated the symbolic completion of its new residential building, 500 Walnut, with a “Topping-Off Ceremony.” Two-thirds of the 26-story building’s 35 units have already sold, including the penthouse for a record $17 million. Mayor Kenney stopped by the event and thanked the new residents for...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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