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File #: 180045    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 1/25/2018 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 1/25/2018
Title: Honoring and remembering the late D. Herbert Lipson, owner of Boston and Philadelphia magazines, who passed away Monday, December 25, 2017 at the age of 88 years old.
Sponsors: Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Green, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Parker
Attachments: 1. Signature18004500.pdf

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Honoring and remembering the late D. Herbert Lipson, owner of Boston and Philadelphia magazines, who passed away Monday, December 25, 2017 at the age of 88 years old.

 

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WHEREAS, D. Herbert Lipson, known as an “out-spoken” and “hard-charging” pioneer of the city magazine format transformed the magazine industry; and

 

WHEREAS, Since the early 1950s, Lipson began working at Philadelphia magazine alongside his father and then-owner of the magazine Arthur Lipson; and 

 

WHEREAS, According to Philly Mag, Lipson became best known to “readers as the author of the opinionated ‘Off the Cuff’ column”; and

 

WHEREAS, Eventually, Mr. Lipson took over Philadelphia magazine and transformed the magazine into an esteemed and successful independent publication; and

 

WHEREAS, In the 1960s, under Lipson’s leadership, Philadelphia magazine became known for its investigative and lifestyle journalism, pioneering the city magazine format that would be replicated in other cities across the country; and

 

WHEREAS, Following his early success with Philadelphia, Lipson purchased   Boston magazine in 1970 and also launched Manhattan inc. as well as briefly owned Atlanta magazine; and

WHEREAS, Herb Lipson is survived by his wife, Carol; daughter Sherry Litwer and her husband, Marty; son David and his wife, Susan; daughter Debbie Claremon and her husband, David; sister Joanne Lipson Beck; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; and

 

WHEREAS, Herb Lipson has earned the gratitude and admiration of our great City through his remarkable dedication to journalism and the creation of the city magazine format and his legacy can’t be celebrated enough as we mourn his loss; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, Hereby honors and remembers the late D. Herbert Lipson, owner of Boston and Philadelphia magazines, who passed away Monday, December 25, 2017 at the age of 88 years old.

 

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