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.
Robert Goodman says a new heart hasn't made him a new man. Not yet, anyway.
"I haven't quite gotten to the point of waking up every day and saying, 'I'm glad I'm alive,' although I do think about that," says the Westampton resident, 62.
My mother died on March 23, 2013, less than a month before her 83d birthday.
She took her leave as I was driving back to Massachusetts, to the nursing facility where she spent the sad last months of her life.
Bruce A. Curless recalls the Ritz Theatre Company's earliest days as "let's put on a show" time.
"We were like Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland," says the affable impresario, who in 1985 inspired a volunteer group to begin transforming the former X-rated-movie house into a South Jersey cultural institution.
AUDUBON The weekly Irish music session at the Tree House in Audubon always begins with "Merrily Kissed the Quaker's Wife," a tune that's sufficiently merry to chase the chill away, even during a winter like this one.
LAWNSIDEGrowing up gay in Jamaica, Jason Latty-Travis was "one of those boys who were supposed to be beaten."
He's referring to four young men whom fellow Northern Caribbean University students believed to be battyboys and bashed with wooden planks in February 2001.
Rob Kelly remembers reading Aquaman in the back seat as his family headed for summer vacations in the Poconos.
That was in the 1980s, when Kelly was a comics-crazed, TV-and-movie-mad Cherry Hill kid with a weakness for the environmentally enlightened exploits of the amphibious DC Comics superhero.
Pauline Jonas, Deptford Township's art consultant, is jazzed about the latest show in the Galleria.
That's the name for the public areas of the Deptford municipal building where work by Photographic Society of Philadelphia members will be displayed through April 2. The show includes 60 pieces by 22 photographers.