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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

  • Gilbert Sandler, spinner of old Baltimore stories, dies at 95

    Gilbert Sandler, spinner of old Baltimore stories, dies at 95

    Gilbert Sandler, whose nostalgic stories of old Baltimore were told in The Sun and on WYPR-FM, died Wednesday afternoon of cancer at Roland Park Place. He was 95 and formerly lived in Mount Washington. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Joseph Sandler, an East Baltimore pharmacist who tended...

  • The Rev. Leonard A. Dahl, CEO of Ashley Addiction Treatment, died

    The Rev. Leonard A. Dahl, CEO of Ashley Addiction Treatment, died

    The Rev. Leonard Angus Dahl, a Presbyterian pastor who was the founding director of Harford County’s Ashley Addiction Treatment, died Dec. 11 at the Oak Crest Retirement Community of complications from a fall. He was 82. His daughter, Elisabeth Morrison Dahl of Baltimore, said he died at the same...

  • Dr. Morton Kramer, neurologist and collector of waterfowl art, passes away at 91

    Dr. Morton Kramer, neurologist and collector of waterfowl art, passes away at 91

    Dr. Morton D. Kramer, a retired neurologist who was a hunter and collected waterfowl art, died of renal failure Dec. 11 at Gilchrist Hospice Towson. The Pikesville resident was 91. Born in Baltimore and raised on Keyworth Avenue, he was the son of Harry Kramer, a plasterer, and his wife, Vivian...

  • How Patterson Park flies high

    How Patterson Park flies high

    Middleton Evans knows the Patterson Park boat lake is deeper than he is tall. A decade ago, while walking his dog on a winter day, he watched as a golden retriever bolted after some ducks. The ice could not support the dog, and the pooch went under. Evans, a dog lover, volunteered to save the retriever...

  • 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...

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