A native of western Massachusetts, Kevin Riordan received a degree in journalism from SyracuseUniversity. His first newspaper job was at the Cherry Hill News, a Gannett-owned weekly. At the Courier Post, he was the one-man bureau in Camden for eight years and also held a number of other high-profile jobs. He left the paper in 2007 and became vice president for communications for Volunteers of America of the Delaware Valley.
As the photo essay opens, a 44-year-old man with a shaved head lies shirtless on his back in bed.
The merciless morning light reveals two prescription drug containers on the night table, a medical alert tag around his neck, and a catheter tube snaking out from under the sheets.
Ponzio's is still dark, but the coffee is on, and so is Joan Browning.
"Doc sits here . . . and this is Coach," she says, gesturing at two of her counter's nine seats. It's 6 a.m. and all of them are empty, but the day's first regulars are on their way.
BALTIMORE - Now in their 50s and 60s, 123 former Playboy bunnies - including veterans of the company's long-ago Atlantic City casino - still know how to make an entrance, work a room, and paint the town.
For decades, Gloucester Township has yearned to earn a place on the regional retailing map. But the construction of an upscale discount shopping complex in the Blackwood section is provoking mixed emotions.
For a Collingswood kid, Marc Vallone did a lot of his growing up in Camden and Haddonfield.
His father, Domenic, founded the city's Cathedral Kitchen to feed the homeless and the hungry. His mother, Mary Christine, known as "Chris," is a physical therapist for developmentally disabled students at the borough's Bancroft School.
Jenna Kuerzi describes Clair, her onstage character, as a "very nervous person."
It's V-J Day, Aug. 14, 1945, and Clair is going to kiss a sailor while a photographer captures the moment in Times Square. Needless to say she has no idea she's also going to go down in history.
In July, Chris Grova donated stem cells in hopes that a patient with blood cancer would live. He couldn't have known that by giving, he'd end up getting an opportunity to share a song with a musical hero.
Representing himself at the federal racketeering trial that could have sent him to prison for the rest of his life, criminal defense lawyer Donald F. Manno carried a likeness of St. Rita in his shirt pocket every day.
Julian Scanlan, a.k.a. DJ Swoon, is too young to go clubbing - unless he brings his party tunes.
The Mount Laurel resident, 17, is a rising Electronic Dance Music (EDM) artist. His composing, remixing, producing, and performing skills have landed him DJ gigs in Philly and Orlando, as well as residencies last year and again this week at Grammy Camp.