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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. Maurice Van Besien, psychiatrist, dies

    Dr. Maurice Van Besien, psychiatrist, dies

    Dr. Maurice J. Van Besien Jr., a retired psychiatrist who practiced in Towson, died of Alzheimer’s disease Jan. 15 at The Oaks in Hoschton, Ga. He was 87 and had lived in Ruxton Crossing. Born in New York City, he was the son of Maurice Jean Van Besien Sr., who worked in New York restaurants, and...

  • Garland P. Moore, retired banker, dies

    Garland P. Moore, retired banker, dies

    Garland Payne “Bo” Moore Jr., a retired banker and real estate developer and award-winning college lacrosse goalie, died of cancer Jan. 27 at his Greenspring Valley home. He was 86. Born in Baltimore and raised in the Geneva apartments on St. Paul Street, he was the son of Garland P. Moore and...

  • Dave Durian, former WBAL anchor and radio show host, dies at 72

    Dave Durian, former WBAL anchor and radio show host, dies at 72

    Dave Durian, a former anchor for WBAL Radio, died of complications of cancer and a stroke Monday at his Baldwin home in Baltimore County. He was 72. “He was the smoothest reader of the news I’ve ever met,” said a WBAL-Radio colleague, John Patti, the morning news anchor. “He could read it cold...

  • Shooting victim in Baltimore's Westport neighborhood dies

    Shooting victim in Baltimore's Westport neighborhood dies

    Officers from the Baltimore Police Department went to the 2400 block of Annor Court in the Westport area of Southwest Baltimore after receiving reports of a shooting Saturday evening. They found Edward Eugene Smith, 33, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma, where...

  • Michael E. Marr, lawyer in notable cases, dies

    Michael E. Marr, lawyer in notable cases, dies

    Michael E. Marr, a trial attorney who handled prominent cases during a long career, died of stroke complications Jan. 19 at the Multi Medical Center in Towson. He was 77 and lived in Arcadia in Northeast Baltimore. Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Silver Spring, he was the son of Royle A....

  • 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...

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