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Jacques Kelly

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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

  • Timothy J. Freeburger, longtime tavern manager, dies

    Timothy J. Freeburger, longtime tavern manager, dies

    Timothy John Freeburger, who managed the old Vilma bar on Belair Road and later became a floral delivery assistant manager, died of cancer April 27 at his Towson home. He was 63. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Harry Freeburger and his wife Catherine Morrow. Raised on Ridgecroft Road and on...

  • All aboard for a sentimental streetcar journey to Old Hilltop

    All aboard for a sentimental streetcar journey to Old Hilltop

    On a trip this past week, fellow bus passengers were describing a trip to Pimlico to watch Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist work out in the early morning in preparation for today's Preakness. As I eavesdropped, I considered the historic track, its history and place in Baltimore. Just that day, I had...

  • Herbert J. Schoellkopf Jr., creator of Old Pro miniature golf courses, dies

    Herbert J. Schoellkopf Jr., creator of Old Pro miniature golf courses, dies

    Herbert John "Herb" Schoellkopf Jr., who conceived and created Ocean City's Old Pro miniature golf courses and introduced the all-weather, 18-hole, air-conditioned indoor links, died of an aortic aneurysm May 5 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. He was 95. Born in Camden, N.J., he was the...

  • Kenneth L. Horsman, aka Ken-Zo the Clown, dies

    Kenneth L. Horsman, aka Ken-Zo the Clown, dies

    Kenneth L. Horsman, who performed as Ken-Zo the Clown in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and later established a South Baltimore magic shop and entertainment center, died of melanoma cancer Thursday at his Federal Hill home. He was 58. Born in Baltimore and raised in homes on Williams...

  • Pride of Baltimore's 1986 sinking recalled at Fort McHenry ceremony

    Pride of Baltimore's 1986 sinking recalled at Fort McHenry ceremony

    Friends of the Pride of Baltimore gathered on a Fort McHenry lawn Saturday to recall the 30th anniversary of the sinking of the schooner and the deaths of its captain and three crew members. Helen Delich Bentley recalled that May morning. The former member of the U.S. House of Representatives had...

  • Irish immigrants created a stir, and compassionate response, in 1800s

    Irish immigrants created a stir, and compassionate response, in 1800s

    Baltimore experienced a refugee crisis more than 150 years ago, a little-known event being recalled Saturday during at a ceremony in Southwest Baltimore at the Irish Railroad Workers Museum. It was during the busy 1847 spring sailing season that three ships carrying 674 immigrants, mostly young...

  • J. Richard Awalt, home builder in Baltimore and Howard County, dies

    J. Richard Awalt, home builder in Baltimore and Howard County, dies

    J. Richard "Dick" Awalt, a Howard Country home builder and real estate developer, died of complications from Parkinson's disease May 3 at his Johns Island, Fla., home. He was 88 and also resided in Bozman in Talbot County. Born in Baltimore and raised in Hunting Ridge, he was the son of George...

  • Alfreda Jamrosz, survivor of Warsaw Uprising, dies

    Alfreda Jamrosz, survivor of Warsaw Uprising, dies

    Alfreda W. Jamrosz, a World War II Polish Resistance courier who served in the Home Army and later survived a Nazi work camp, died May 8 of a lung disease at her Inner Harbor home. She was 90. She was born Alfreda Wienckowska in Lodz, Poland. Her father was a fabric manufacturer and her mother worked...

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