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

  • Richard Blanchard, toy and variety store merchant, dies

    Richard Blanchard, toy and variety store merchant, dies

    Richard E. Blanchard, a wholesale toy business owner who later operated a trio of popular Rehoboth Beach, Del., variety shops, died of multiple organ failure Nov. 17 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 92 and lived at the Masonic Home of Maryland in Cockeysville. Born in Baltimore, he was...

  • Adele-Ethel Reidy, airline attendant and Walters Art Museum volunteer, dies

    Adele-Ethel Reidy, airline attendant and Walters Art Museum volunteer, dies

    A funeral Mass will be held Saturday for Adele-Ethel Reidy, a former Walters Art Museum docent who witnessed the 1949 settlement of Jews in a young State of Israel. Mrs. Reidy, who resided in West Towson for many years, died of stroke complications Oct. 29 at the Westminster Canterbury at Shenandoah...

  • Jacques Kelly: Haussner's, Patterson Park Pagoda among landmarks in Highlandtown's annual train garden

    Jacques Kelly: Haussner's, Patterson Park Pagoda among landmarks in Highlandtown's annual train garden

    The 10th anniversary edition of the Highlandtown train garden borrows from every strain of this revered tradition. The layout is physically housed in an operating Baltimore City Fire Department station. There’s a snow scene, there’s a green scene, there’s a church in the village — each rendered...

  • 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.,...

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