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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. H. Stanley Levy, retired dentist, dies

    Dr. H. Stanley Levy, retired dentist, dies

    Dr. H. Stanley Levy, a retired dentist and enthusiastic fly fisherman, died of dementia complications April 5 at the Springwell Senior Living Community. The Mount Washington resident was 98. Born in Baltimore and raised near Franklin Square, he was the son of David Levy, a immigrant from Scotland,...

  • Raymond E. Hardy Jr., musician, teacher and instrument-maker, dies

    Raymond E. Hardy Jr., musician, teacher and instrument-maker, dies

    Raymond Edwin Hardy Jr., a retired music teacher who spent three decades making classical instruments played in symphony orchestras, died of Alzheimer’s disease complications March 10 at Gilchrist Hospice Care of Howard County. The Catonsville resident was 86. Born in Baltimore and raised in Arbutus,...

  • Ronald Spahn, Howard County attorney, dies

    Ronald Spahn, Howard County attorney, dies

    Ronald Larry Spahn, a Howard County attorney who worked in real estate, died of cancer Saturday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Guilford resident was 80. Born in Baltimore and raised in Mount Washington on Glen Avenue, he was the son of Samuel Spahn, a salesman who had been a professional...

  • John C. Merrill, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra violinist, dies

    John C. Merrill, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra violinist, dies

    John Cutler Merrill, a retired Baltimore Symphony Orchestra violin player who advocated better contracts for his fellow musicians, died of pancreatic cancer March 31 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Roland Park resident was 75. Born in Rochester, N.Y., he was the son of Dwight Plumer Merrill, a physicist...

  • Inside Baltimore's backyard ballpark that once hosted Babe Ruth — before it burned

    Inside Baltimore's backyard ballpark that once hosted Babe Ruth — before it burned

    There was a time in Baltimore when a functioning ballpark once fit into two neighborhood blocks. The old Oriole Park, which hosted the team from 1916 until it burned in 1944, sat where Waverly, Charles Village, Abell and Harwood meet. Baltimore had the dropped down to the minor leagues and competed...

  • Gregory Cooke, attorney and librarian, dies

    Gregory Cooke, attorney and librarian, dies

    Gregory David Cooke, an attorney who went on to become a Baltimore County librarian, died of glioblastoma cancer March 22 at his Columbia home. He was 31. Born in Ellicott City, he was the son of David Cooke, a retired banker, and his wife, Susan Gregory, a retired librarian. He attended Northfield...

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