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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

  • Dr. Murray Kappelman, pediatrician, dies

    Dr. Murray Kappelman, pediatrician, dies

    Dr. Murray M. Kappelman, a retired pediatrician and teacher who once headed Center Stage’s board, died Friday at his Pikesville home. He was 87. His daughter, Lee Kappelman, said no cause of death has been determined. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Leon Kappelman, an attorney, and his wife,...

  • Fort McHenry reopens today after government shutdown comes to end

    Fort McHenry reopens today after government shutdown comes to end

    Park rangers opened the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine on Sunday to visitors as the 35-day partial government shutdown came to an end Friday. The gates to the park at 2400 E. Fort Ave. were unlocked at their normal time, 9 a.m. The National Park Service said it was working on...

  • Douglas Baldwin, MICA ceramics professor, dies

    Douglas Baldwin, MICA ceramics professor, dies

    Douglas Kent Baldwin, the retired ceramics chair at the Maryland Institute College of Art, died of heart disease Dec. 10 at Riverside Rehabilitation in Missoula, Mont. The former Bolton Hill resident was 79. “In the era when ceramics teaching was mostly about basic techniques, Doug had his kids...

  • Kelly: Old downtown Baltimore ready to greet some new arrivals

    Kelly: Old downtown Baltimore ready to greet some new arrivals

    New sidewalks and paving are being readied outside the new Alexander Brown Restaurant due to open its doors Feb. 4. The debut in this landmark 1901 structure, which survived the Great Baltimore Fire, has provoked much speculation. Can the well-traveled corner of Calvert and Baltimore streets establish...

  • Margaret Bright, Johns Hopkins scientist, dies

    Margaret Bright, Johns Hopkins scientist, dies

    Margaret Bright, a sociologist and demographer who conducted public health studies, died on Dec. 28 at her home in the Broadview Apartments in the Tuscany-Canterbury neighborhood. She was 100 years old. Her niece, Renee Bright Mullins of Clovis, Calif., said no cause of death had been established....

  • Patricia Knott Smyth, philanthropist and hospital board chair, dies

    Patricia Knott Smyth, philanthropist and hospital board chair, dies

    Patricia Knott Smyth, a philanthropist and former Good Samaritan hospital board chair, died of leukemia complications Jan. 14 at her North Baltimore home. She was 89. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of contractor and developer Henry J. Knott and his wife, Marion I. Burk, local philanthropists....

  • Diners fondly recall a cheap and tasty meal at Mee Jun Low Chinese restaurant

    Diners fondly recall a cheap and tasty meal at Mee Jun Low Chinese restaurant

    Diners walked up a flight of steps to reach Mee Jun Low, the Chinese restaurant whose regular patrons loved its seedy bohemian atmosphere and its affordable prices. Its fame crested in the 1960s and early 1970s when lines formed outside the door at 219 W. Mulberry St., above the Brass Towne antiques...

  • Ezra Hill chats about his 100-plus years in Baltimore

    Ezra Hill chats about his 100-plus years in Baltimore

    Ezra E. Hill Sr. steps into the room wearing a dark suit and tie and soon casually remarks that he’s a 1931 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. His Maryland driver’s license indicates that he was born in 1910. There’s no reason to argue if he’s 105 or 108. Ezra Hill does not look it. His...

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