Frank C. Kelly, 84, Collingdale’s mayor and favorite son
A reporter once asked Frank C. Kelly what motivated him to keep coming back as the mayor of Collingdale, a tiny, tidy borough of about 9,000 in eastern Delaware County.
“I’ve been here all my life,” Kelly replied at the time, then 42 years into an unprecedented career as Pennsylvania’s longest-serving municipal executive. “I know everybody in town. I like helping people.”
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