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

  • David Pollitt, Light St. Presbyterian Church pastor, dies

    David Pollitt, Light St. Presbyterian Church pastor, dies

    David L. Pollitt, a retired Light Street Presbyterian Church pastor and a community activist who brought affordable housing to South Baltimore, died of a stroke Nov. 16 at the Sinai Hospital Hospice. The former South Baltimore resident was 82. Born in in Huntingdon, W.Va., he was the son of Robert...

  • Richard Froehlinger, rivers and harbors specialist, dies

    Richard Froehlinger, rivers and harbors specialist, dies

    Richard A. Froehlinger Jr., a retired waters and harbor construction specialist who was a World War II veteran, died of complications of an infection Dec. 8 at his daughter’s Towson home. He was 95. Born in Baltimore and raised on St. Albans Way, he was the son of Richard A. Froehlinger, president...

  • Charles 'Mike' Preston, attorney, dies

    Charles 'Mike' Preston, attorney, dies

    Charles Michael “Mike” Preston, an attorney who practiced in Westminster, died of cancer Dec. 6 at his Manchester home. He was 73. Born in Baltimore and raised in Hampden, he was the son of Carlton E. “Bud” Preston, who owned Preston Oil and was later a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. executive,...

  • Dorothy Holmes, secretary, dies

    Dorothy Holmes, secretary, dies

    Dorothy Marie “Dot” Holmes, a retired State of Maryland office financial supervisor and church leader, died of cancer complications Dec. 3 at Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care at Northwest Hospital Center. She was 76 and lived in Pikesville. Born in Hamilton, N.C., she was the daughter of Johnnie...

  • Rosemarie Gehring, North Harford Rec Center director, dies

    Rosemarie Gehring, North Harford Rec Center director, dies

    Rosemarie Gehring, who directed the North Harford Playfield recreation center and athletic fields for 33 years and expanded its range of programs, died of heart disease Dec. 6 at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 71 and lived in Cockeysville. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of John J. Campbell,...

  • Ralph Ferrell, bank official and board member, dies

    Ralph Ferrell, bank official and board member, dies

    Ralph Harris Ferrell III, a banker and Parks and People Foundation board member, died of Parkinson’s disease complications Dec. 1 at St. Joseph University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 76 and lived on Greenwood Road. Born in Richmond, Va., he was the son of Ralph H. Ferrell Jr. an attorney,...

  • Les Kinsolving, retired radio talk show host and conservative gadfly, dies

    Les Kinsolving, retired radio talk show host and conservative gadfly, dies

    Charles Lester “Les” Kinsolving, a retired WCBM-AM conservative talk radio personality and political gadfly who hosted the show “Uninhibited Radio” for 28 years, died of heart disease and dementia Dec. 4 at his home in Vienna, Va. He was 90. Mr. Kinsolving, whose bright-red blazer and outrageous...

  • In 1931, Louis Armstrong donated coal to needy black Baltimoreans

    In 1931, Louis Armstrong donated coal to needy black Baltimoreans

    Trumpeter and band leader Louis Armstrong announced his arrival in Baltimore by giving away 300 bags of coal in a poor black neighborhood. He offered the coal to those who appeared at the Royal Theatre’s doors on the morning of Dec. 11, 1931. Armstrong would play concerts at the theater starting...

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