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PHilly gets ready to party, hold parade to honor Taney Dragons

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - City officials plan to honor the Taney Dragons' appearance in the Little League World Series with a parade through Philadelphia.

The parade is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Center City, and the team will be taken by float to a park in south Philadelphia about four miles away.

2 bodies found in river after abduction-robbery in Philly

PHILADELPHIA - Two bodies were pulled from the Schuylkill River after three men were abducted and robbed overnight, police said. The third man is hospitalized with stab wounds.

The incident occurred along Kelly Drive near Hunting Park Avenue in Fairmount Park about 4 a.m. Police were notified when one of the alleged victims dialed 911.

Robbers hit Philly food distribution center in $100,000 heist

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say two men posing as police officers robbed a Philadelphia food distribution center of about $100,000 overnight.Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters that police were called to the Kawa Food Distribution Center in the Fishtown section north of the city center shortly after 2 a.

Top 10 for Wednesday: 10 more things you can learn at Winterthur

Top 10 for Wednesday: 10 More Things to See and Learn at Winterthur:

The Downtown Abbey is a must see but don't skip the house tour or a chance to get lost in the Enchanted Forest.

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10 things you need to know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

1. TOUGH ISSUES REMAIN FOLLOWING GAZA TRUCE DEAL. Israel and Hamas agree to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting, but barriers to lasting peace persist - such as Palestinian appeals for the end of a Gaza blockade.

 

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Rebecca Clemmer posted events
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Victorian Fair at Ridley Park Lake

September 6, 2014 from 10am to 4pm
Fun and games at the lakeSee More
11 hours ago
parkergirl commented on richardvolander's status
"Thanks, but I don't need to look up the definition. I believe you should go back and review the video. I heard the F bomb once. I heard the B word several times. To use the B word in such a public way is disrespectful and it was said in a…"
21 hours ago
Parkermom commented on richardvolander's status
"Mr. Hickey DID NOT use the "F" word -- I believe he said stop your "bitching" which is not a profanity.  Merriam Webster Dictionary:  2bitch verb \ˈbich\ : to complain about something in a repeated and annoying way "
22 hours ago
Nina commented on Nina's blog post Victorian Fair Sept 6 ??
"Update -- call to Boro office confirmed Victorian fair at the lake scheduled for Sept. 6 , 10 am to 4 pm. Recreation board manages the fair"
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Victorian Fair Sept 6 ??

Victorian Fair at the lake-- Sept. 6-- some yard signs say this is happening. Borough website coming events has nothing after July 5.  Who's in charge of the Fair?See More
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Televised Meetings on RCN

Is there a reason that the August Council meeting was not televised on RCN and does not appear during the scheduled reruns?See More
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parkergirl commented on richardvolander's status
"if the 5 minute rule is to be implemented, then it should be done for EVERY resident. Not only did Mr. Hickey go over his time, but in his bizarre rant he used profanity many times. The F word and B word were used multiple times. Not once did anyone…"
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Parkermom commented on Jml's blog post Congratulations to everyone--202 E Hinckley has closed!
"@tim devabey -- I know the property is a house that is divided -- I wanted to know which one.  And I am smart enough to find out who OWNS the property!"
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tim devabey commented on Jml's blog post Congratulations to everyone--202 E Hinckley has closed!
"@Parkermom,  The blog title says "202 E Hinckley."  That is "which property" it is.  Do you mean to ask WHO OWNS the property?"
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Parkermom commented on richardvolander's status
"It amazes me that no one remembers the 5 minute rule at the podium when Jeanne was on council with Terry Bradley as BM along with Linda Smith, Doris Lamb and Joe Yorke"
yesterday
Parkermom commented on Jml's blog post Congratulations to everyone--202 E Hinckley has closed!
"Which property is this?"
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Jml posted a blog post

Congratulations to everyone--202 E Hinckley has closed!

This was a real community effort!  Friday there was a red notice saying the premises needed a certificate of occupancy...and yesterday, all the "open" signs were removed and a For Rent sign up.  Keep up the diligence and thanks to all who brought it to the attention of the borough and police department.  We need to work together to keep this a great community.See More
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tim devabey commented on richardvolander's status
"@richardv..., ...probably includes Andy's commuter time to the Borough Hall. How much time did the Mayor use on ancient history?  How many minutes did Berger burn up talking about his rubber ducks in the Lake?"
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tim devabey commented on RidleyParkOnline's blog post RP Council approves Comprehensive Town Plan
"@jeanne,  But in the bigger picture, making informed decisions to protect your historic resource is a good thing.  As far as "encumbered," the school district property taxes and increasing Borough taxes are far more…"
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tim devabey commented on RidleyParkOnline's blog post RP Council approves Comprehensive Town Plan
"@hotdog,  You are correct.  One of the most important features of the Shade Tree Ordinance is to monitor and maintain for health and safety reasons, the Borough's Public Tree Resources.  The STC has a responsibility to perform…"
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jeanne frantz commented on RidleyParkOnline's blog post RP Council approves Comprehensive Town Plan
"YES! Totally Agree !   If the resident did not plant the tree, they should not be required to take care of them.  You know I have been here 44 years.  The longer I live here the more  I feel encumbered  by rules and…"
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hotdog commented on RidleyParkOnline's blog post RP Council approves Comprehensive Town Plan
"If the trees between the curb and the sidewalk are borough owned, shouldn't the caution be don't cut the trees they are the boroughs property and the borough will trim or cut the trees as needed? Not make sure you get permits to do the…"
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RP Council approves Comprehensive Town Plan

Ridley Park Council Aug. 19 approved the borough's comprehensive plan after a public hearing that preceded the council meeting. After the meeting council president Bob Berger said he was proud of the work that the Comprehensive Planning Task Force did, along with the staff of the Delaware County Planning Department, including Sam Haber and Michael Sidrak. Berger said the process on the road to a comprehensive plan began 20 months ago.  Berger spike to …See More
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Samantha M.'s Review of Pietro's Coal Oven Pizzeria - Philadelphia (3/5) on Yelp

Pretty good lunch spot. I went around noon and we were seated with no problem or wait time. They have outdoor seating but it's very crowded. The serving portions are large so I just ordered…

Matthew H.'s Review of Dizengoff - Philadelphia (5/5) on Yelp

A few words, pretty fricking awesome. I have been really excited to check this place out ever since word came out that it was opening. The one thing that Zahav is known for is their hummus so I fully…

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Interesting menu when I was there. I visited this spot twice and almost had a heart attach coming out of there after ordering and eating the deep friend burger with eggs and bacon on it! It wasn't as…

Sheri L.'s Review of Le Pain Quotidien - Wayne (2/5) on Yelp

The wait service was and not friendly. And extremely expensive. Go to Joe's across the street.

Jay Q.'s Review of El Diablo Burritos - Wilmington (4/5) on Yelp

This place is pretty good. Very comparable to Qdoba or another made to order burrito place. They have a few different items to pick from and is always tasty. Try to get their before or after the lunch…
 
 
 

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Televised Meetings on RCN

Posted by David Anderson on August 25, 2014 at 4:36pm 0 Comments

Is there a reason that the August Council meeting was not televised on RCN and does not appear during the scheduled reruns?

Victorian Fair Sept 6 ??

Posted by Nina on August 25, 2014 at 11:55am 1 Comment

Victorian Fair at the lake-- Sept. 6-- some yard signs say this is happening. Borough website coming events has nothing after July 5.  Who's in charge of the Fair?

Congratulations to everyone--202 E Hinckley has closed!

Posted by Jml on August 24, 2014 at 5:24pm 3 Comments

This was a real community effort!  Friday there was a red notice saying the premises needed a certificate of occupancy...and yesterday, all the "open" signs were removed and a For Rent sign up.  Keep up the diligence and thanks to all who brought it to the attention of the borough and police department.  We need to work together to keep this a great community.

RP Council approves Comprehensive Town Plan

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on August 23, 2014 at 8:00am 4 Comments

Ridley Park Council Aug. 19 approved the borough's comprehensive plan after a public hearing that preceded the council meeting.



After the meeting council president Bob Berger said he was proud of the work that the Comprehensive Planning Task Force did, along with the staff of the Delaware County Planning Department, including Sam Haber and Michael Sidrak. Berger said the process on the road to a comprehensive plan began 20 months ago.  Berger spike to …

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Try out See Click Fix on Home Page

Posted by Jml on August 15, 2014 at 12:31pm 1 Comment

I think it is a great way to point out some maintenance issues.  I got response in 24 hrs.  Who ever is monitoring thank you.  I found it hard to find but it is on the Main page on the left side, right above the school closing codes.

ANOTHER CIGAR LOUNGE IN RP!!!

Posted by Carrie Luyt on August 8, 2014 at 8:30am 25 Comments

Was taking a walk this morning and ran into some people working in the empty shop next to Jacoub's. I asked what kind of business was opening and was told a cigar lounge. I asked if the one down the street was moving, surely there won't be two "cigar lounges" in our tiny town? Nope. Was told, "people are knocking down the door to get in and that these shops are in high demand in RP!"

REALLY??? What is going on here? We already have 3 bars and now 3 tobacco based businesses in our…

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Battling Spam on RPOL

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on August 7, 2014 at 1:48pm 1 Comment

I've made a small change to our network to try and reduce the frequency of spammers we've been seeing on RPOL.  The latest flock of spammers have entered our network by following the ways of legitimate members; correct answer our test questions, a correct captcha and a legitimate email address.  

The purpose of spamming us with advertisements is to elevate the relevance of their product with the 10-16 search engine robots that cruise RPOL's content everyday.



For the…

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RP seeks safe route to school funds

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on August 6, 2014 at 3:37pm 0 Comments

At the July 31 Ridley Park Borough Council meeting, held a little more than two weeks after the regularly scheduled meeting was cancelled because of a lack of a quorum, councilman Paul Mattus said the borough is seeking a grant through the Transportation Assistance Program for walking route improvements to Ridley Middle School from areas west of Ridley Park Lake.



Mattus said the federal government would cover 80 percent of the plan to provide a safe route to school for middle…

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Who Authorized the trimming of Trees???

Posted by Jml on August 5, 2014 at 4:04pm 3 Comments

The trees along Swathmore in the borough are being butchered!  The trees need the leaves to store energy, and they are UGLY!!!  There is a difference between thinning and doing what is being done.  Check it out.

Commercial filming at 106 W Ridley Ave tomorrow (8/1) at 9am

Posted by juliakinter on July 31, 2014 at 11:41pm 2 Comments

Hi everyone! I live at 106 w Ridley ave, one of the historic homes, and our house was selected to be filmed for a commercial! Filming starts tomorrow (8/1) at 9am! The commercial is for the PA lottery which will air all across PA through the rest of the year. We were contacted several weeks ago by the same location scout responsible for bringing Silver Linings Playbook to Ridley. Pretty cool. Just wanted to share, in case anyone wanted to check it out. We also had a film scout stop by and… Continue


 



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