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

  • Kay Hogan, Fells Point activist, dies

    Kay Hogan, Fells Point activist, dies

    Shirley Anna “Kay” Hogan, who led a Fells Point community association, died of heart failure and kidney disease complications Nov. 13 at Roland Park Place. She was 90 and had lived in Belt’s Landing on Fell Street. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the the daughter of Max Kalish, a tailor who made...

  • Martin L. Millspaugh Jr., Inner Harbor founder, dies

    Martin L. Millspaugh Jr., Inner Harbor founder, dies

    Martin L. Millspaugh Jr., who shaped the redevelopment of downtown Baltimore, from the demolition of the old O’Neill’s department store through the Inner Harbor, died of cancer Tuesday at Roland Park Place. A longtime resident of Ridgewood Road in Roland Park, he was 92. “More than any one person,...

  • Frank P. Fischer, mentor who fought predatory mortgages, dies

    Frank P. Fischer, mentor who fought predatory mortgages, dies

    Frank Patrick Fischer, who had a career as a teacher and counselor preparing students for high school and later fought predatory mortgage lending in the city, died of multiple organ failure Nov. 16 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The former Mayfield resident was 92. Born in Endicott, N.Y.,...

  • Margaret K. Riehl, philanthropist and past board chair of Catholic Charities, dies

    Margaret K. Riehl, philanthropist and past board chair of Catholic Charities, dies

    Margaret Knott Riehl, a philanthropist, past board chair for Catholic Charities and an accomplished squash player, died Friday at Sinai Hospital after a series of strokes. She was 84 and had homes in Towson and Easton. Margaret Celeste Knott was born in Baltimore and raised in Guilford, the daughter...

  • Jacques Kelly: Pass the cheese, please, and don't skimp on the Baltimore nostalgia

    Jacques Kelly: Pass the cheese, please, and don't skimp on the Baltimore nostalgia

    As a hungry child, I never paid much attention to the preparation involved for the macaroni and cheese that accompanied a Saturday night dinner. It simply appeared, in a square casserole dish, along with rib roast of beef, canned peas and baked potatoes. It was delicious. What I do recall was the...

  • Beth Tenser, graphic artist and women's health advocate, dies

    Beth Tenser, graphic artist and women's health advocate, dies

    Beth Tenser, a graphic artist and women’s health advocate, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, on Nov. 16 at her Pikesville home. She was 50. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of David Tenser, who owned a shoe business, and his wife, Myrna Pruzon, a bookkeeper at the Wolf Cohn...

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