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

  • E. Patrick McDonough, advertising firm controller, dies

    E. Patrick McDonough, advertising firm controller, dies

    E. Patrick McDonough, a retired advertising firm chief financial officer and family patriarch, died of complications of renal disease Tuesday at Gilchrist Hospice of Towson. The former Original Northwood resident was 83. Born in Baltimore and raised on Ellwood Avenue, he was the son of Edward J....

  • Dr. G. Lee Russo, retired surgeon and jazz player, dies

    Dr. G. Lee Russo, retired surgeon and jazz player, dies

    Dr. G. Lee Russo, a retired neurosurgeon and shock trauma pioneer who played jazz piano at local restaurants, died of cancer Jan. 12 at his Glen Arm home. He was 85. Born Gerard Lee Russo in Baltimore and raised on Pelham Avenue, he was the son of Leo Carmelo Russo, president of the C.D. Kenny...

  • Kelly: If a Calvert Street mansion could talk, it wouldn't know where to begin

    Kelly: If a Calvert Street mansion could talk, it wouldn't know where to begin

    There’s a benefit cocktail and dance party tonight at a vacant Calvert Street mansion, one of those storied residences with almost too many stories to tell. The nonprofit Baltimore Architecture Foundation is hosting the event, which recognizes Charles Carson, who designed this 1891 landmark. The...

  • 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....

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