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Bike Race Demise Déjà VuEditorial15 February 2017 Rep. Brady tries to save the day again (Photo Left) Like the cyclists, the Manayunk race itself has faced a wall, yet again. Photo by justinknabb, licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Flickr. Congressman Robert A. Brady is perhaps the most unlikely champion of competitive cycling in Philadelphia that you can find.  The first bike race he ever saw from start to finish was in 2013 –– the first one he saved. At the time, Brady made...Read More >>Bike Race Demise Déjà Vu


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A Different Front LineSheila Simmons15 February 2017
Activist, blogger on children’s issues now facing fight of her own (Photo Left) M. Tonita Austin is a poet, activist, accountant and children’s advocate dealing with the effects of her daughter’s schoolyard concussion. Photo courtesy of Zamani Feelings. Poet, activist and blogger M. Tonita Austin has spent countless hours of her adult life...Read More >>
Archbishop Wood and Gillespie: A Great MatchJeremy Treatman15 February 2017
Intrepid junior rises to signed star senior (Photo Left) Archbishop Wood’s Collin Gillespie (#1) jumps off the bench to cheer on his teammates. Photo by Sarah J. Glover Collin Gillespie, the 6-foot-2-inch senior point guard from Archbishop Wood, knew that he had it in him. So, while there is no question that he...Read More >>
Close Enough To UntouchableHughE Dillon15 February 2017
Celebrities converge in Philly passing as New York Director Neil Berger is filming his new movie “The Untouchables” in Philadelphia this month. Stars Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston as well as other notable actors have been in town. The film is based on a 2011 movie called “Les Intouchables” and will...Read More >>
SURPRISING ROMAN CATHOLICJeremy Treatman15 February 2017
This past summer, when Matt Griffin, a 27-year old assistant coach at St. Joseph’s Prep landed the top job at Roman Catholic, many people felt he may have been years away from succeeding as head coach. Those same prognosticators thought that Roman would be at least a year or two away...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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