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Black Lives Matter Protest BackfiresEditorial13 September 2017 Neighborhood protest hurts case for releasing officer names It seems like we at the Point, on a weekly basis, are arbitrating civility, or lack thereof, between Black Lives Matters and some civic adversary. This time, there is enough blame on both sides to go around. The events leading up to our most recent arbitration are described as follows by whyy.com: “One week after a small, but controversial protest outside a veteran Philadelphia police officer’s home,...Read More >>Black Lives Matter Protest Backfires

 

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Showing the WaySheila Simmons13 September 2017
For National Recovery Month ODAAT remains a model in the field (Photo Left) Mel Wells, the president of One Day At A Time. Photo by Sarah J. Glover In recognition of this month as National Recovery Month,  designated to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, the non-profit One Day...Read More >>
 
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Dante Coles’ AscentJeremy Treatman13 September 2017
Grateful coach stays on course When he was a high school football and basketball star, at Conestoga in the mid 1990s, there weren’t too many people who could run, catch, dunk, or block shots like Dante Coles. He even once guarded Kobe Bryant in a Lower Merion-Conestoga basketball game. Despite his...Read More >>
 
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Turn5 Crowns New King of the RoadHughE Dillon13 September 2017
Turn5, an award-winning e-commerce automotive business, presented a dramatically made over Ford F-150 to a local, teenage cancer survivor as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to Make-A-Wish. The reveal party was on Wednesday, August 30 at Turn5’s headquarters in Malvern, Pa. 18-year-old Levi King was diagnosed with cancer last year...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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