Recent Chris Kelly columns
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Jerry Snyder is 69 years old. He lives in Greenfield Twp. but works in the city at the Gino Merli Veterans Center. He is a Vietnam veteran, an avid hunter and vehemently opposed to paying a commuter tax for the privilege of earning a living in Scranton. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A “Baby’s heads have no hair; Old men’s heads are just as bare. Between the cradle and the grave; Lies a haircut and a shave.” — Samuel Hoffenstein, (1890-1947) As soon as we could walk, Dad took my brother and me to Jim Bell’s barber shop in a blue-collar neighborhood 20 minutes outside Pittsburgh. As soon as we could walk, Dad took my brother and me to Jim Bell’s barber shop in a blue-collar neighborhood 20 minutes outside Pittsburgh. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A I visited the Frein Zone on Monday. It’s a police state run by state police as they hunt the accused murderer of one of their own. Eric Matthew Frein, 31, is also accused of wounding another trooper in an ambush outside the Blooming Grove barracks. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A The Times-Tribune editorial board invited me to its Friday meeting with Gov. Tom Corbett, R-Drillers. His re-election campaign insisted I be uninvited. Why? Because a month ago, I almost went to work for Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane. (read more)
The kid had a beard, a backpack and a rotten sense of timing. Earbuds in and tightly focused on the sidewalk, he wandered into Thursday’s funeral procession for Cpl. Bryon Dickson II. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Cpl. Bryon Dickson loved the pizza at Maroni’s in West Scranton. His favorite spot in Philly was Bob’s Diner on Ridge Avenue. Strawberry pancakes aren’t on the menu. You have to ask. (read more)
Back when the Times Building had manual elevators, one of the operators wore a “Star Trek” communicator badge. I’d step in and say, “Beam me up to three.” (read more)

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