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Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash

XIXI, Taiwan (AP) - Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island.

Hydraulic cranes, meanwhile, lifted twisted chunks of the aircraft from a narrow alley in a village to help about 100 criminal investigators, police and soldiers sort through the rubble for clues on what caused the ATR-72 to crash in stormy weather late Wednesday.

Summer rocks at Delco taverns and nightspots

Area bars are doing their best to offer great entertainment and food and drink specials for those not heading to the beach or the mountains for the weekend.

? Tom-N-Jerry's, MacDade Boulevard, Ridley Township, has happy hour 4-9 tonight with the Buddy Cash band with Mike Greto and beer specials.

Radnor police searcing for suspect in robbery at Villanova basketball courts

Radnor police are investigating a reported strong-armed robbery and related thefts of cell phones and wallets while a group of people were playing basketball Sunday evening in Villanova.

According to police, at 9:13 p.m. July 20 a man had just finished playing basketball at the Villanova basketball and tennis courts when he walked off of the courts to make a phone call.

Upper Darby man pleads guilty to Lower Merion taxi robbery

NORRISTOWN - An Upper Darby man who was scheduled to go to trial this week for holding a taxi driver at gunpoint in 2013 to get a free ride in Lower Merion pleaded guilty on Wednesday to theft of services and other related charges.

Laquan McCall, 23, of the 7200 block of Lamport Road, entered into an open guilty plea for charges including robbery, simple assault, terroristic threats, theft of services, recklessly endangering another person, possession of an instrument of crime and firearms not to be carried without a license.

GALASSO-VIGORITO: Get ready to go where you've never been

In the historic city of Florence, the enchanting Italian region of Tuscany, there lived an up-and-coming artist. Inspired by the city's exceptional culture and rich heritage, the artist created an ornate marble statue of an angel.

When the artist was close to completion, it was purported that he asked Michelangelo to visit his artisan shop and assess his work.

 

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Tom park commented on TRUE PARKER's blog post Public Service issues - Borough Hall and Ridley Park's Police Chief
"Parkermom, Thanks for the support. I am trying to end the "our side", " their side" game. Political divides are destroying this country and harming RP. Everyone should be able to express their opinion freely and be willing to…"
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Parkermom commented on TRUE PARKER's blog post Public Service issues - Borough Hall and Ridley Park's Police Chief
"@ Tom Parks -- my sentiments exactly!  When I post I'm told "If you've got something substantive to say about this discussion - put it out there - if you don't like someone - keep it to yourself or write a private…"
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Tom park commented on TRUE PARKER's blog post Public Service issues - Borough Hall and Ridley Park's Police Chief
"Tim, Thanks for proving my point. Every time I post I am criticized, mocked or called a name no matter what the content of my post is. Is this how you handle people who disagree with your ideas? Are you going to bully me until I go away?"
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Parkermom replied to Ali Scott's discussion Need Contact Info for Event Permission at Ridley Park Lake
"What a great event!  I think you would have to contact the Borough Manager to do something.  I know Daisy Delights has the Annual Dog Parade at Holloween.  It's great you're helping our furry friends!"
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RidleyParkOnline commented on RidleyParkOnline's blog post Ridley Park's Harper Associates & Walgreens changing the face of Ridley Township
"In Ridley Township, the Harper family of Ridley Park has the proposed Wawa at MacDade Boulevard and Kedron Avenue (Route 420) back on the drawing board. Story by Barbara Ormsby for the DelCoTimes. Commissioners President Bob Willert…"
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RidleyParkOnline commented on RidleyParkOnline's blog post Faulty Fountains in Ridley Park, England cause problem
"Families in Ridley Park, Blyth, Northumberland, England are celebrating after the council fixed a popular water feature in time for the summer holidays.The feature in Ridley Park in Blyth had been out of action, leaving youngsters disappointed at…"
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Need Contact Info for Event Permission at Ridley Park Lake

I am looking to hold a "Bend for Furry Friends" outdoor yoga session at the Ridley Park Lake on Saturday or Sunday afternoon. The event would be open to the public and I would basically collect $5 from all participants for a 30 minute yoga session and all of the proceeds would go to a local animal shelter.Does anyone know if I need special permission to do this? If so, does anyone know who that may be and the contact information for them?I'd like to first get permission before I start promoting…See More
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Linda Shockley commented on Jim Butt's blog post Hooray for See-Click-Fix
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Hooray for See-Click-Fix

I'm really impressed with this tool. It's a terrific way to collect information on keeping RP looking sharp and sustaining its great curb appeal. I doubt most communities have such a resource. Is there a way to see if issues are being dispositioned? I understand that not everything can be fixed immediately. See More
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Ti L.'s Review of Conestoga Bank - Philadelphia (1/5) on Yelp

Conestoga bank is the worst. One would think the name "Bank" mean banks should focus on BANKING This bank bought a wooded plot of land on our street in Muhlenberg township PA. they cut down all the…

Ada C.'s Review of Trend Eye Care - Philadelphia (5/5) on Yelp

Dr. Dinh has been my eye doctor for about 5 years so when I heard he was opening his own, of course I followed! This store is very modern and nice! Theres a parking lot for free parking too. Dr.…

Duane B.'s Review of Bloomingdale's - King of Prussia (2/5) on Yelp

Bloomingdales has great sales from time to time, but this location is pretty awful. There are rarely any associates in the men's section and even when there are, they more or less do nothing. While…

Zachary S.'s Review of El Vez - Philadelphia (1/5) on Yelp

El Vez went from first to worst in the snap of a chip. I used to enjoy going to here more than any other Mexican restaurant in the city. Yes, their prices are really high, but they had the most…

Lauren O.'s Review of Lou Curley's Chimney Service - Drexel Hill (5/5) on Yelp

We never had our chimney inspected or swept since it was installed 3 years ago. I thought we should have an expert take a look at it/sweep it just to be safe. I chose Lou Curley based on all of his…
 
 
 

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Hooray for See-Click-Fix

Posted by Jim Butt on July 20, 2014 at 6:13pm 2 Comments

I'm really impressed with this tool. It's a terrific way to collect information on keeping RP looking sharp and sustaining its great curb appeal. I doubt most communities have such a resource. 

Is there a way to see if issues are being dispositioned? I understand that not everything can be fixed immediately. 

Borough squeezing its cheeks over yard sales

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on July 11, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

When council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday night, next week, it will consider approving an ordinance requiring permits for yard sales, establish a time for removal of yard sale signs and regulate the number of such sales that will be permitted in one year.

“We are trying to encourage people to take the ordinance in the essence of which it is offered,” said borough manager Dawn Marie Human. “We have had complaints, about one site in particular, where people have been having yard…

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Faulty Fountains in Ridley Park, England cause problem

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on July 11, 2014 at 8:00am 2 Comments

In Irony from across the sea it seems that Ridley Park's everywhere are experiencing difficulties with their water fountains this summer. In Ridley Park, Blyth, Northumberland, England, unhappy families have slammed their county council for failing to get a popular water feature up and running this summer.

According to …

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Duo Nabbed for Sellers Ave Hit and Run

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on July 9, 2014 at 5:22pm 4 Comments

Delaware County law enforcement authorities  have arrested two people in connection with a hit-and-run crash in Ridley Park on Sellers Avenue in April that critically injured a teenage boy riding his bicycle.

After an intense, ten-week investigation that covered three states, police have arrested…

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RPAC Fishing Tournament

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on July 8, 2014 at 10:40am 0 Comments

Blue skies, mild temperatures, calm waters. Could a fisherman ask for anything more? Well yes, how about fish that were biting.

“We didn’t catch anything, but we’re not giving up,” said Lois Manini as she sat on the shores of Ridley Park Lake Saturday with her young daughter, Maria Fiscaro. The…

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Comcast TV Cable out

Posted by Jml on June 27, 2014 at 6:31am 1 Comment

Am I only one without cable now going into 2nd + day?  Web says they are aware of the problem.  Phone says it will be fixed by...but they miss the deadline.  Anyone knows wha gives?

Public Service issues - Borough Hall and Ridley Park's Police Chief

Posted by TRUE PARKER on June 26, 2014 at 10:30am 38 Comments

Someone please tell me why we have a borough manager.  I have left several phone messages and not one gets returned.  I have stopped in Borough Hall only to find that the borough manager arrives sometime after 11:00 am.  I have gone to Borough Hall to find the manager is out to lunch at 2:00 pm.  I returned to borough hall to find that she has not returned from lunch and its 4:30.   

Can someone tell me what we pay this person and why that position is even necessary if it is…

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Borough Budget

Posted by Curious Observer on June 25, 2014 at 6:14pm 5 Comments

New to the site and, relatively, a newbie to the Borough.  Are the approved Annual Budgets available at the hall to the public so that we are advised of where the tax dollars are allocated?

 

Lost Dog search brings about household burgularies

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on June 24, 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

After a rash of attempted burglaries in the Milmont Park and Woodlyn areas, Ridley Township police are urging residents to lock their doors and be on the lookout for a suspicious white female who claims she is in search of her lost dog.

According to Ridley Township Police, she had been going door to door and knocking on the doors to see if anyone answers. When no one answers, the woman tries the door knob and enters if the door is unlocked.  When someone answers the door,…

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