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.

May 24, 2018

Animal Welfare

In Camden County, Rent-A-Dog program is a real walk in the park

The innovative program – a misnomer as it is free – benefits the dogs, the walkers and the shelter. And hopefully leads to permanent homes for more shelter dogs.

May 8, 2018


Deeper, faster Cooper River hosting a boatload of marquee rowing events

A $10 million dredging project and other improvements are helping to draw more rowers and regattas to the Camden County waterway.

April 9, 2018


Prosecutors move to seize Kauffman's $1M luxury condo in Philly

Also on their forfeiture list is the 7,000-square-foot Linwood, Atlantic County home where the endocrinologist and his alleged confederate, Ferdinand "Freddy" Augello, are accused of having Kauffman's wife murdered by a hired shooter.

March 9, 2018


Cooperating witness in South Jersey opioid and murder case outs himself to newspaper

Andrew “Chef” Glick, ex-president and vice president of the Cape May County chapter of the Pagans Motorcycle Club and a resident of Egg Harbor Township, told The Star newspaper of Toronto that he flipped last November.

February 26, 2018


MLK visited Camden, but not a resident, report finds; daughter of homeowner agrees

MLK a visitor to Camden, but not a resident, report finds; daughter of homeowner agrees

February 1, 2018


Camden start-up looks to hire 100 local students by end of 2019

Penji, which offers unlimited graphic design services for $349 a month already has 200 customers and is adding more. With its success, the company has offered its services to city-based non-profits at no charge.

January 2, 2018


Long-dry Haddonfield makes way for another craft brewery in South Jersey

In New Jersey, it seems like you can’t swing a cat by the tail without hitting a craft brewery, microbrewery or a brew pub.

December 13, 2017


Family sues medical examiner's office, others after mother's bloody hand found at crash scene days later

“The people of Camden, Salem and Gloucester counties deserve better than (Dr. Gerald) Feigin,” said lawyer Theresa Grabowski of Voorhees, who filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Gloucester County on behalf of the Pfost family.

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

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