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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

  • Robert M. Perkins Jr., communication arts professor, dies

    Robert M. Perkins Jr., communication arts professor, dies

    Robert Mitchell Perkins Jr., a retired Community College of Baltimore County communication arts department chair, died of kidney failure Feb. 28 at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 72 and lived in Glen Arm. Born in Baltimore and raised on Venable Avenue in Waverly and later in Campus Hills in...

  • Jacques Kelly: Where Oakenshawe came from

    Jacques Kelly: Where Oakenshawe came from

    It was just about 100 years ago that carpenters, roofers and plumbers resumed construction of Oakenshawe's weathered-brick homes and gray slate roofs after a hiatus during World War I. Dennis J. Wilson, a retired University of Maryland molecular biologist, shows the how what was once a leafy summer...

  • 'Detour' Dave Sandler, longtime WBAL traffic reporter in Baltimore, dies

    'Detour' Dave Sandler, longtime WBAL traffic reporter in Baltimore, dies

    David Harvey "Detour Dave" Sandler Jr., the longtime WBAL Radio and 98 Rock traffic reporter who warned drivers of Bay Bridge backups and JFX accidents for three decades, died of a pulmonary condition Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 58 and lived in Reisterstown. Born in Baltimore and...

  • Msgr. A. Thomas Baumgartner, pastor, dies

    Msgr. A. Thomas Baumgartner, pastor, dies

    Monsignor A. Thomas Baumgartner, the retired pastor of Pen Lucy, Rodgers Forge and Parkville parishes, died of congestive heart failure March 4 at Stella Maris Hospice. The Timonium resident was 88. Born in Saint Louis, Mo., he was the son of Corinne Corcoran and Arthur Henry Baumgartner, an official...

  • New plan would preserve 1830s portion of former Martick's building in Baltimore

    New plan would preserve 1830s portion of former Martick's building in Baltimore

    The 1830s portion of the former Martick’s bar and restaurant would be saved from demolition under a plan presented to the city’s Commission for Historic and Architectural Preservation. At a meeting Tuesday, developer Christian Janian of Vitruvius Development and Park Avenue Partner, said his group...

  • John A. 'Bud' Hatfield Jr., personable longtime owner of Valley Inn, dies

    John A. 'Bud' Hatfield Jr., personable longtime owner of Valley Inn, dies

    John A. “Bud” Hatfield Jr., the personable, longtime Valley Inn owner who served his guests unadorned Maryland cuisine in a roadside 1832 tavern setting, died Friday of complications of a fall he suffered at his Brooklandville home earlier this year. He was 94 and a patient at Greater Baltimore...

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