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.
When the Camden Supper Club convenes, optimism is on the menu.
The informal monthly dinner is a chance for young city residents, students, entrepreneurs, and others to break bread together - and enjoy a night out in a town they believe is on the rise.
It was billed as a "Big Gay Brunch" in Cherry Hill, inspired by Pope Francis' planned visit to Philadelphia.
Among the 20 guests were devout Catholic heterosexuals, a gay man raised as a Mormon, and an evangelical Christian crusader against human trafficking.
Lorraine Lukach explains why she's got a fabulous dragon tattoo on her right hip.
"As you get older," says the retired middle school guidance department secretary, 64, "there are things you do that you never would have done in the past."
Alice Paul wouldn't have wanted her Mount Laurel birthplace to become a historical museum.
She focused on the future - on a day when equality for women finally would be enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.
My favorite Flexible Flyer story involves a boy's bravado, an icy hill, and a front tooth.
On a snowy afternoon in 1964, as I commanded my younger brothers to watch how fast I could go, my smile collided with a crusty chunk of Massachusetts winter.