Jacques Kelly

Columnist

Jacques Kelly came to the the old Evening Sun as a summer intern in 1969. For many years, he was on the staff of the old News American, where he was immediately taken by the culture and frenzy of an afternoon paper's city desk. He’s been with The Baltimore Sun since 1986. As a local columnist and reporter, Jacques writes about neighborhoods for readers who like learning more about their city. He also writes local obituaries.

Recent Articles

  • Rudolph Speckamp, chef and restaurant owner, dies

    Rudolph Speckamp, chef and restaurant owner, dies

    Rudolph Speckamp, co-owner of the popular Rudy’s 2900 restaurant who had cooked for President George Bush at Camp David, died of blood disease Sept. 11 at New York Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center. He was 71 and formerly lived in Finksburg. Born in Kaufbeuren in Bavaria, Germany,...

  • Jacques Kelly: Midcentury modern Bolton Square marks its first half-century

    Jacques Kelly: Midcentury modern Bolton Square marks its first half-century

    What were once called the “new” houses along West Lafayette Avenue in Bolton Hill have passed a milestone. Bolton Square, a village-like enclave of 35 townhouses, is now 50 years old. Next month, there will be a celebration, as well as an opportunity for others to see how a once-controversial and...

  • Dr. Feodor Caguin, surgeon who had Charles Village practice

    Dr. Feodor Caguin, surgeon who had Charles Village practice

    Dr. Feodor “Ted” Caguin, a retired general surgeon who practiced in Charles Village for many years, died Dept. 9 of complications from Parkinson’s disease at the College Manor assisted-living facility. The Lutherville resident was 84. Born in Paete Laguna in the Philippines, he was the son of Felix...

  • John Spencer, retired NSA supervisor and Lutheran layman

    John Spencer, retired NSA supervisor and Lutheran layman

    John A. Spencer, a retired National Security Agency staff chief who was active in Lutheran congregations, died of prostate cancer Sept. 8 at the Hospice of the Chesapeake in Pasadena. The Severna Park resident was 70. Born in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of Roger M. Spencer, a Linotype operator,...

  • Joanne Bader Mitchell, obstetrician and gynecologist

    Joanne Bader Mitchell, obstetrician and gynecologist

    Joanne Bader Mitchell, an obstetrician and gynecologist who delivered thousands of babies while practicing in Pasadena, died of breast cancer Sunday at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center. The Gibson island resident was 57. Born in Far Rockaway, N.Y., and raised in Woodmere...

  • Jacques Kelly: New residents for Howard Street corridor

    Jacques Kelly: New residents for Howard Street corridor

    The attempted revitalization of the Howard Street corridor in downtown Baltimore has been a 30-year exercise in frustration. Despite repeated attempts by the city to rebuild a once-vibrant shopping destination, the fondly recalled thoroughfare has languished as a no man’s land. I stood in a newly...

  • Mary Jean Travers, athlete, coach and world traveler

    Mary Jean Travers, athlete, coach and world traveler

    Mary Jean Travers, an athlete who was named to her high school’s hall of fame and was later a world traveler, died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease Sept. 5 at Symphony Manor. She had lived in the Hampton section of Towson and was 85. Born in Baltimore and knownas “MJ,” she was the daughter...

  • Constance E. Ferguson, Hopkins Hospital admitting officer

    Constance E. Ferguson, Hopkins Hospital admitting officer

    Constance E. Ferguson, a retired Johns Hopkins Hospital admitting officer, died of cancer Tuesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The resident of Highfield House in Tuscany-Canterbury was 75. Born in Baltimore and raised on Cotswold Road, she was the daughter of Dr. W. Richard Ferguson, an...

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