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.
To retired banker Peter R. Hill, Gov. Christie "may be the last best hope" for less government spending, lower taxes, and fewer public employee pension benefits. He hopes to see a President Christie in the White House someday.
When Maria Colon was growing up in Puerto Rico, people didn't talk much about diabetes.
"It was like a secret," recalls the Williamstown resident, 57, who has worked on the front lines against the disease in Camden since 2001.
On May 12, 1979 - the day he disappeared - Nicholas Peter Zizzamia, 22, borrowed his dad's Pontiac.
The shy, sensitive Villanova University accounting major left his family's home at 322 Surrey Rd. in Cherry Hill around noon, saying he had to pick up graduation tickets on campus.
Amid the chaos of Stacy Brandt's childhood, books were her only friends.
"Harry Potter saved my life," the author, 23, says. "I read those first two Harry Potter books over and over. It's how I learned to write."
When I first met Lewis Katz, in 1976, his political acumen was already making him into a local legend.
I was working at the weekly Cherry Hill News and had figured him to be some grizzled old guy sitting in a paneled office. I envisioned being offered a cigar.
On New Year's Eve, Dan Steiner remembers, "you couldn't move" inside the Polish American Citizens' Club in Whitman Park.
"There were two bands. One upstairs, one down," says Steiner, 72, whose own five-piece group, the Melody Kings, often played at the club.