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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

  • Renee Buettner, founder of neighborhood preschool and athlete, dies

    Renee Buettner, founder of neighborhood preschool and athlete, dies

    Renee Buettner, a retired teacher who founded a neighborhood preschool, died of Alzheimer’s disease complications Tuesday at Stella Maris Hospice. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 70. “Miss Renee, as she was known to so many in Northeast Baltimore, was an omnipresent force in the Arcadia-Lauraville-Mayfield...

  • John M. Park, Applied Physics Lab mathematician, dies

    John M. Park, Applied Physics Lab mathematician, dies

    John McMonegal Park Jr., a Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory mathematician, died of heart disease Jan. 2 at Brighton Gardens of Columbia. He was 89 and lived in Columbia. Born in Richmond, Ky., he was the son of John M. Park Sr., a farmer, and his wife, Mary Etta Cobb. He was raised on the...

  • Arthur Cocoros, law clerk and restaurateur at Cocoros Brothers at Belair Market, dies

    Arthur Cocoros, law clerk and restaurateur at Cocoros Brothers at Belair Market, dies

    Arthur Achilles “Archie” Cocoros, a retired law clerk who had operated his family’s Belair Market lunch counter, died of multiple myeloma Jan. 11 at Stella Maris Hospice. The Baldwin resident was 82. Born in Baltimore and raised on The Alameda, he was the son of James Cocoros and his wife, Mary...

  • Restaurant Week's old ghosts

    Restaurant Week's old ghosts

    Shelley Howell has undertaken a brave mission. She has written a 107-page book that revisits the mostly closed Baltimore restaurants of the past 50 years. She includes recipes and suggests that home cooks could duplicate the storied dishes of another time. “I can’t be the only one who misses these...

  • Phillip Sinsz, snowball and Christmas tree purveyor, dies

    Phillip Sinsz, snowball and Christmas tree purveyor, dies

    Phillip Sinsz, whose customers bought summertime snowballs and wintertime evergreen trees, died of cancer Jan. 1 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 76 and lived in Hamilton. He formerly owned and operated Walther Gardens, a neighborhood institution where he sold Fraser firs in December...

  • Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, Columbia resident and scholar of black suffragists, dies

    Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, Columbia resident and scholar of black suffragists, dies

    Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, a retired Morgan State University historian who wrote of the African-American women’s suffrage movement, died Dec. 25 at her home in the Thunder Hill section of Oakland Mills in Columbia. She was 77. Her daughter, Jeanna Penn, said no cause of death was determined. Born Rosalyn...

  • George Antonas, Patapsco Senior High coach and physical education head, dies

    George Antonas, Patapsco Senior High coach and physical education head, dies

    George Antonios Antonas, the retired chair of the Patapsco Senior High School physical education department, who was an award-winning soccer coach, died of multiple organ failure Dec. 27 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The Rosedale resident was 88. His daughter, Karen T. Malonoukos of...

  • Marva Belt, Enoch Pratt librarian, dies

    Marva Belt, Enoch Pratt librarian, dies

    Marva E. Dates Belt, a retired Enoch Pratt Free Library librarian who was active in civil rights issues, died of complications of cancer Dec. 9 at Brookdale Assisted Living. The former Morgan Park resident was 82. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Cecial Dates Mosley, a housekeeper at...

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