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

  • Jacques Kelly: Plumbing Woodberry's atomic secret

    Jacques Kelly: Plumbing Woodberry's atomic secret

    What is now Woodberry Kitchen and the adjacent complex of homes, offices and workplaces along Clipper Park Road was once a busy industrial site. During World War II, more than 900 workers labored there, some on a mission kept a secret until years after the hostilities ended. Because there has not...

  • Jeanne Day, St. Paul's School for Girls teacher and ardent Orioles fan

    Jeanne Day, St. Paul's School for Girls teacher and ardent Orioles fan

    Jeanne Rosier Day, a retired St. Paul’s School for Girls mathematics teacher and enthusiastic Orioles fan who attended the franchise’s 1954 debut at Memorial Stadium as well as its first game at Camden Yards, died Monday of complications from breast cancer at her Timonium home. She was 70. Born...

  • Anthony Deering, led Rouse Company and orchestrated its sale

    Anthony Deering, led Rouse Company and orchestrated its sale

    Anthony W. “Tony” Deering, the former head of the Rouse Company who orchestrated its sale, and a benefactor of Baltimore’s education, arts and theater communities, died Friday of lung disease at his North Charles Street home. He was 72. Mr. Deering headed the Rouse Company from 1997 to 2004 as...

  • Jacques Kelly: General Riggs' Mount Vernon mansion is reborn

    Jacques Kelly: General Riggs' Mount Vernon mansion is reborn

    The grand staircase at 814 Cathedral St. leads to a ballroom. Where there would normally be a neighboring home is a walled private garden. The carriage house, which once stabled eight horses, has quarters for grooms upstairs. The one-time home of Gen. Lawrason Riggs, an attorney, banker and Baltimore...

  • Joseph H. Seipp Jr., orthodontist who also taught at UM School of Dentistry

    Joseph H. Seipp Jr., orthodontist who also taught at UM School of Dentistry

    Joseph Henry Seipp Jr., an orthodontist who practiced for more than five decades and taught at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 6 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Lutherville resident was 88. Born in Baltimore and raised in the Riverside section...

  • Earl 'Pen' Jones, engineer and preservationist

    Earl 'Pen' Jones, engineer and preservationist

    Earl Penuel Jones Jr., a retired mechanical engineer who worked to preserve historic Lutherville, died Nov. 7 of complications of brain cancer at Brookdale Assisted Living in Baltimore County. He was 82. Born in Savannah, Ga., he was the son of Earl P. Jones, a vice president of the Citizens and...

  • Donald S. Coffey, Hopkins prostate cancer researcher

    Donald S. Coffey, Hopkins prostate cancer researcher

    Donald S. Coffey. a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine teacher and prostate cancer scientist who researched why malignant cells reproduce so erratically, died of heart failure Nov. 9 at his Catonsville home. He was 85. “As the patriarch of prostate cancer research, his teaching influenced...

  • Joseph Liberto, Social Security clerk and Academy Heights resident, dies

    Joseph Liberto, Social Security clerk and Academy Heights resident, dies

    Joseph J. Liberto, a Social Security Administration clerk and World War II veteran, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 8 at Encore at Turf Valley Assisted Living. The longtime Academy Heights resident was 96. Born in Baltimore and raised in the 600 block of West Franklin Street, he was the son...

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