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Questions grow in Pennsylvania's confusing budget situation

HARRISBURG >> Pennsylvania lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Monday with growing questions over the state government's increasingly confusing budget situation, and with no answers on how they will solve it.

Billions of dollars for schools, prisons and hospitals this year are in limbo in a dispute between Democratic Gov.

Philadelphia region under Winter Storm Warning starting at midnight

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm warning for the Philadelphia region starting at midnight Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday. The Winter Storm Warning includes the following counties:

- Delaware

- Chester

- Montgomery

- Bucks

Delaware and Chester counties are expected to get snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches and Montgomery and Bucks counties are expected to get snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches.

Woman gets 5 to 10 months in beating of gay couple in Philly; ordered taken into custody

PHILADELPHIA >> A police chief's daughter has been sentenced to five to 10 months in jail in an attack on a gay couple that prompted Philadelphia to expand its hate crime laws to include sexual orientation.

Jurors convicted 25-year-old Kathryn Knott of simple assault and two other misdemeanors in the September 2014 attack, which occurred as she and her friends from suburban Bucks County were celebrating a birthday in downtown Philadelphia.

Victim's family, DA ask parole be denied for Montgomery County wife killer

NORRISTOWN >> Rafael Robb was called a "monster", a "tyrant" and a "menace to society" Monday at a press conference where officials and the victim's family urged that the man who killed his wife, Ellen Gregory Robb, in 2006 remain in prison.

"Ellen is serving a lifetime sentence, in her grave, and this man must fulfill his entire sentence of what was a ridiculously minimal plea bargained sentence of only 10 years," said Gary Gregory, the victim's brother, choking back tears on the word "grave.

Stocks fall sharply as banks, tech sectors take a beating

Steep losses in financial, technology and other companies sent U.S. stocks sharply lower in afternoon trading Monday, pulling the Dow Jones industrial average down 400 points. The decline followed drops in Europe and set the market on course for its second big loss in a row. Crude oil prices slumped again.

 

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Kenneth Harper commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Winter Storm Watch, 4-8" New Snow on Feb 8-9, 2016
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House fire at 106 McCormick Ave, Ridley Park, Pa 19078 on Feb 05, 2016. Video incorrectly says 105 McCormick Ave. 105 McCormick called the fire company when the saw the fire in the home on fire. Terrifying for the entire neighborhood and glad no…
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Winter Storm Watch, 4-8" New Snow on Feb 8-9, 2016

The National Weather Service in Mt Holly NJ has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Ridley Park in effect from late tonight (February 8, 2016) through late Tuesday night, February 9.  A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow,…See More
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January Council Meeting

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2 Ridley Park McCormick Ave House Fire

Ridley Park McCormick Ave House Fire

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3 Ridley Park Blizzard Warning Emergency in Effect

Ridley Park Blizzard Warning Emergency in Effect

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Deb Colyer remembers Betty Signor birthday

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5 Shade Tree Commission, August Meeting

Shade Tree Commission, August Meeting

August 8, 2016 from 7pm to 8pm at Ridley Park Borough Hall

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6 Time lapse-Blizzard Jonas 2016

Time lapse-Blizzard Jonas 2016

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7 Ridley School District sets 3.1% cap on 2016-2017 Budget

Ridley School District sets 3.1% cap on 2016-2017 Budget

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8 Winter Storm Watch, 4-8" New Snow on Feb 8-9, 2016

Winter Storm Watch, 4-8" New Snow on Feb 8-9, 2016

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9 Winter Weather Advisory for Ridley Park for Jan 22-23, for 12-18" of Snow

Winter Weather Advisory for Ridley Park for Jan 22-23, for 12-18" of Snow

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Jordan P.'s Review of Orpheus Club of Philadelphia - Philadelphia (5/5) on Yelp

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Chillings and Chocolate is right off West Chester Pike. I've always past by this place, but never went in. But then I had a craving for something sweet and cold in the middle of winter. Let me…

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Ridley Park Weather

Ridley Park Weather

- Winter Storm Watch -
Feb 9, 12:00 AM/EST until
Feb 10, 04:00 AM/EST

Mon, Feb 01

Mostly Cloudy

43ºF
Tue, Feb 02
80% Snow
56ºF
Wed, Feb 03
30% Snow
37ºF
Thur, Feb 04
Partly Sunny
32ºF
Fri, Feb 05
Mostly Sunny
31ºF

Mostly Sunny, 70-90% sun
Partly Sunny, 50-70% sun
Mostly Cloudy, 30-50% sun

Tune into NOAA Weather Radio, or go to weather.gov on the Internet for further details.

For all emergencies in Ridley Park dial 911 on your phone.

 

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Winter Storm Watch, 4-8" New Snow on Feb 8-9, 2016

Posted by Howard McCoy on February 8, 2016 at 2:10pm 3 Comments

The National Weather Service in Mt Holly NJ has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Ridley Park in effect from late tonight (February 8, 2016) through late Tuesday night, February 9.  A winter storm watch means there is a potential for…

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Ridley School District sets 3.1% cap on 2016-2017 Budget

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on January 29, 2016 at 9:30am 1 Comment

At its January meeting, the Ridley School Board approved the Act 1 budget resolution for 2016-2017. This provides that the school district will not increase local property taxes in excess of the Act 1 Index.  The Act 1 index is set by the PA Department of Education and it presently set at 3.1%.



"By passing this resolution, our school district will not be eligible to apply for Act 1 exceptions that would allow us to exceed the Index," district superintendent Lee Ann Wentzel told…

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Ridley T-Shirt Design Contest

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on January 26, 2016 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Delaware County students are invited to design a new logo for the 2016 Ridley Run. The Ridley Run is a 5K Race beginning at the Eastern Delaware County Community YMCA and ending at the Ridley High School.



The event benefits the Community YMCA’s (CYEDC) Annual Support Campaign and the Ridley Educational Foundation (REF). This is a community-wide family event with runners and walkers of all ages taking part in this fundraiser.



All entries must adhere to the following…

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Record Snow Fall from Winter Storm Jonas

Posted by Howard McCoy on January 25, 2016 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Record daily maximum snowfall record set at Philadelphia International Airport near Ridley Park

A total of 19.4 inches of snow fell at the Philadelphia International Airport on Saturday, establishing a new record for the date. The previous record daily maximum snowfall for January 23 was 11.9 inches set in 1935.

It was the 5th greatest calendar day snowfall at Philadelphia with the top spot being held by the 27.6 inches of snow that fell on January 7,…

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Stay Safe through the Storm

Posted by Ridley Park Fire Company on January 22, 2016 at 6:40pm 0 Comments

Some reminders about safety through the storm:

If you have wires down and/or lose power (and let's all hope it doesn't happen!), call PECO's emergency number 1-800-841-4141 and stay away from any wires that are sparking, arcing, hanging, or on the ground.

While enjoying your fireplaces or using space heaters, please don't forget about carbon monoxide.  Our last three calls for CO in Ridley Park have turned out to be real emergencies with high levels of CO in the…

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Please Remember to Keep Your Hydrants Clear!

Posted by Ridley Park Fire Company on January 22, 2016 at 6:03pm 0 Comments

Hydrants buried under snow are a threat to public safety.  Firefighters shouldn't have to waste precious time during a fire,  first finding a hidden hydrant, and then digging it out for use.

After a major snowfall, the members of RPFD will go throughout the borough digging out hydrants to make sure…

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Ridley Park Blizzard Warning Emergency in Effect

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on January 21, 2016 at 12:00pm 3 Comments

The Honorable Mayor of Ridley Park has issued a State of Emergency for Ridley Park and the National Weather Service In Mount Holly has issued a…

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Winter Weather Advisory for Ridley Park for Jan 22-23, for 12-18" of Snow

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on January 20, 2016 at 5:29pm 1 Comment

The National Weather Service In Mount Holly has issued a…

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Weekend Storm Jonas May Dump Heavy Snow on Ridley Park

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on January 20, 2016 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

The National Weather Service in Mt Holly NJ has issued a…

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Franklin Mint Credit Union offers branch inside Ridley High School

Posted by Howard McCoy on January 12, 2016 at 4:12pm 0 Comments

A student branch of the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union is in the works at Ridley High School. School principal Dr. Kenneth Acker, submitted a request to the School Board in January meeting for the branch bank. The branch will run a student-operated Financial Literacy Center inside the high school under the supervision of Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU) employees.



The student-operated Financial Literacy Center will be available only to folks who normally have access to… Continue


 



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