Kevin C. Shelly


Kevin C. Shelly has covered South Jersey for 35 years, most recently as investigative and enterprise reporter. He’s been an editor and reporter. He’s reported on government, casinos, business, the environment and crime. The New Jersey Press Association has recognized his work six times in five categories. The Society of Professional Journalists has honored him for investigative reporting. Gannett honored him for narrative writing. He’s written for The Wine Spectator, Philadelphia, Inside Jersey, New Jersey Monthly and Field & Stream. He lives on the left bank of the Cooper River.

November 20, 2017

History Mystery

Walt Whitman's final resting place: a hillside crypt in Camden he designed

How the famous poet came to rest eternally in Camden is something of a mystery, but his influence and presence is huge.

November 3, 2017

Brendan Creato Case

Child killer DJ Creato serving prison term at youth facility

“If you kill your child you deserve to be in the big boy prison” said Diane Succio, a vocal member of the Creato Trial Discussion Group on Facebook

November 1, 2017


New Jersey ordered to reconsider legal classification of marijuana

A New Jersey appeals court has told the Christie administration it must reconsider its classification of marijuana because its medical health benefits are "abundantly and glaringly apparent now."

October 31, 2017

History Mystery

Gone and (mostly) forgotten: The black U.S. veterans of Johnson Cemetery

The neglect -- and disrespect -- afforded a Camden cemetery where more than 100 African American veterans are interred is something of a sad slice of local history.

October 30, 2017

Mischief Night

Mischief night is here, and memories of 26 years ago still burn brightly

On Mischief Night 1991, traditional low-scale vandalism turned into a night of arson in Camden. A record 133 fire calls were sounded that day – the single busiest in the history of the city fire department

October 19, 2017


In South Jersey, cranberries are one sweet cash crop

More than 32,000 tons of the holiday favorite was harvested last year in the state. The Haines family operation is the biggest, by far

October 19, 2017


The harvest, in photos: Here's how cranberries get from bog to Thanksgiving table

Cranberry harvesting season in the fall is short, intense and increasingly mechanized in South Jersey.

October 19, 2017


Camden's waterfront pitch envisions Amazon on the Delaware

Camden submitted a proposal to Amazon Thursday which calls for building its second headquarters on the city’s waterfront, on either side of the Ben Franklin Bridge, facing its rival applicant, Philadelphia.

October 18, 2017


Martin Luther King Jr. slept there. But did he make history there?

A review of claims that Martin Luther King Jr. lived in Camden when an ugly racial incident elsewhere in South Jersey may have catalyzed his later civil rights activism, has dragged on for more than two years with no bureaucratic decision by New Jersey officials.

October 17, 2017


After long delay, E-ZPass coming to some bridges along Jersey Shore

Five bridges linking shore towns in Cape May County will finally get long-promised E-ZPass.

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