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

  • Patricia McLellan, secretary to Baltimore Sun editors, dies

    Patricia McLellan, secretary to Baltimore Sun editors, dies

    Patricia McLellan, a retired Baltimore Sun executive secretary who was later a Glen Burnie community volunteer, died of brain cancer Dec. 26 at Waterfalls Assisted Living in Catonsville. She was 80 and lived in Hanover. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Charles Bernard Tkacik, who owned...

  • Dickron H. Mergerian, laser scientist, dies

    Dickron H. Mergerian, laser scientist, dies

    Dickron Haig Mergerian, a retired scientist who was a pioneer in the field of fiber optics, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 29 at Gilchrist Center-Hospice Care. He was 89 and lived in Towson. Born in Bayside, N.Y., and raised in Flushing, he was the son of Haig Mergerian, a photo engraver,...

  • Elizabeth Harvey, volunteer and gardener, dies

    Elizabeth Harvey, volunteer and gardener, dies

    Elizabeth Williams Harvey, a former Baltimore Museum of Art volunteer who played tennis and enjoyed gardening, died of dementia Dec. 17 at her North Baltimore home. She was 96. Born Elizabeth Williams in Baltimore and raised on Lombardy Place in North Roland Park, she was the daughter of J. Harlan...

  • Joseph O. McCrary, Johns Hopkins physicist, dies

    Joseph O. McCrary, Johns Hopkins physicist, dies

    Joseph Otto McCrary, a retired Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory physicist and Columbia community volunteer, died of heart and kidney failure Dec. 12 at Oak Crest Retirement Community. The former Longfellow neighborhood resident was 92. Born and raised in Greenville, S.C., he was the son...

  • Richard Horne, Dime Museum founder, dies

    Richard Horne, Dime Museum founder, dies

    Richard Howard “Dick” Horne, a co-founder of the American Dime Museum who restored and sold antique tin toys, died of cardiac arrest Dec. 20 at Sinai Hospital. The North Baltimore resident was 77. For several years beginning in 1999, Mr. Horne and his business partner, James Taylor, owned and operated...

  • Kelly: 2018 has been a year of skyline changes in Baltimore

    Kelly: 2018 has been a year of skyline changes in Baltimore

    This was the year that a sleek and tall apartment building rose at 414 Light Street. A striking addition to the Baltimore skyline it occupies a revered place in the harbor. The apartment was constructed on the site of the old McCormick spice plant, one of those Baltimore institutions recalled for...

  • Michael A. Pretl, personal injury attorney and health advocate, dies

    Michael A. Pretl, personal injury attorney and health advocate, dies

    Michael A. Pretl, a personal injury attorney, neighborhoods and health care activist and environmentalist, died of a heart attack Dec. 25 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 76 and lived in Northwood and Roland Park before moving to the Eastern Shore nearly 15 years ago. Born in...

  • Edward Holl, retired printing manager and Charles Village personality, dies

    Edward Holl, retired printing manager and Charles Village personality, dies

    Edward J. Holl Jr., a retired printing production manager who was a Baltimore Gay Alliance founder, died of cancer Nov. 28 at Sinai Hospital’s Hospice. The Charles Village resident was 72. Born in Baltimore and raised on Waverly’s Montpelier Street, he was the son of Edward J. Holl, a bartender,...

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