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The Heron's Nest: Salute to BVM; Here comes Cracker Barrel; Summer's over

It is an oasis on MacDade Boulevard.

And it has been now for a century.

The faithful gathered Sunday to mark 100 years of education at Blessed Virgin Mary School in Darby Borough.

Or, as nearly everyone refers to it, simply BVM.

It is there that hundreds returned to the church and school to relive their childhood memories - and to reaffirm the very important work that is done there every day.

Penn State fraternity faces underage drinking charges

STATE COLLEGE >> A fraternity at Penn State University is facing charges of furnishing liquor to minors after two underage women were hospitalized for alcohol poisoning.

Court records show Alpha Chi Rho is facing charges after allegedly serving the alcohol at a Sept. 28 fraternity house party.

Regional Morning Briefing: Genuardi's founder dies; School responds to racist claims

Good Morning. Here are some of the top stories from around the region.

WEATHER

Well, that will wake you up. Quite chilly this morning, so take the jacket when hitting the road or bus stop. Expect the high to reach only about 61 degrees.

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Protesters arrested at Lancaster pipeline construction site

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - More than two dozen people have been arrested at a protest of a $3 billion pipeline being built to carry natural gas from northeastern Pennsylvania to Southern states.

Scores of demonstrators gathered Monday on land in Lancaster County's West Hempfield Township that is owned by a Catholic order of nuns that allowed activists to build an outdoor chapel on the planned pipeline route.

These are the 10 things you need to know for Tuesday

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

1. WHY TRUMP MAY WITHDRAW DRUG CZAR NOMINEE

The president may rethink his support of Republican Rep. Tom Marino amid reports the lawmaker played a key role in weakening federal authority to stop opioid distribution.

 

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tim devabey commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Bagged Recycle Material no longer accepted in Ridley Park Borough
"I would expect that the Borough Council has signed a contract with B&L Disposal Services.  I would expect the Council to have negotiated a "performance clause" into the contract to require notification of all residents…"
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Ridley Park Fire Company Open House at Ridley Park Fire House

October 14, 2017 from 1pm to 4pm
Ridley Park Fire Company's annual fire prevention open house is this Saturday!Go inside the fire trucks, try using a real fire hose, learn how to use fire extinguishers on a real fire, and try on some fire gear.We'll be teaching fire safety in the home with a fire safety trailer and everyone can practice escaping out of a bedroom window.  There will be door prizes, giveaways, fire safety literature, demonstrations, refreshments, and face painting.  Everything is free!Sparky the dog will be on…See More
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Jonathan Lowe commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Bagged Recycle Material no longer accepted in Ridley Park Borough
"B&L may take my 'blue bin'. It was inadequate at best. ~JL"
Oct 6
George H commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Bagged Recycle Material no longer accepted in Ridley Park Borough
"I just called B&L Disposal Services and informed them that from now on I will be taking all of my cans,bottles,ect. and disposing of them in my normal trash!! I suggest that others might do the same.This is not the contract we are paying for.For…"
Oct 6
Howard McCoy commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Bagged Recycle Material no longer accepted in Ridley Park Borough
"@Jim Butt - I'm with you. RPOL and Code Red were not utilized to get the word out.  In an emergency the same might be true.  Despite an Emergency Manager on board for years, the Borough has never implemented an all-out bulletin…"
Oct 6
Jonathan Lowe posted a status
"Power to the people, right on! ~JL"
Oct 6
Jonathan Lowe posted a status
"RP Borough gets paid by that recycling company. Put out empty bins. ~JL"
Oct 6
Jonathan Lowe posted a status
"One year. Empty bins. ~JL"
Oct 6
Jonathan Lowe posted a status
"Let them waste their gas, Empty bins only. Every week. ~JL"
Oct 5
Jonathan Lowe posted a status
"Ok, all my recycled trash will go out as garbage, less money for this generous recycling company. Morons. ~JL"
Oct 5
Kim B Kester commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Bagged Recycle Material no longer accepted in Ridley Park Borough
"Pure BS! It's called poor leadership at council level."
Oct 5
Jeannine McKnight commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Bagged Recycle Material no longer accepted in Ridley Park Borough
"This is ridiculous and unacceptable. The borough should have say in how recycling is to be collected. The recycling blows all over the street when it's just piled up loose in containers. It's a real mess, and it's unsafe. Putting the…"
Oct 5
Julie Lacontora commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Bagged Recycle Material no longer accepted in Ridley Park Borough
"Now I know why my recyclables were not picked up! How silly is this? The bags should be recyclable as much as the bottles are! And carrying a plastic bag full of empty plastic bottles is so much easier to do. "
Oct 5
Jim Butt commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Bagged Recycle Material no longer accepted in Ridley Park Borough
"The Boro has other ways to get this news out besides the 'pull' methods noted. They should have sent letters, used Code Red, and their phone system. I happened to log into RPOL today and saw this, but if I hadn't, I wouldn't have…"
Oct 5
Jim McGowan commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Bagged Recycle Material no longer accepted in Ridley Park Borough
"It will almost certainly cause a reduction in recycled material. Any time a change is made in how the recycled material must be handled/packaged it affects the amount of materials put out."
Oct 5
Jim McGowan commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Bagged Recycle Material no longer accepted in Ridley Park Borough
"It will almost certainly cause a reduction in recycled material. Any time a change is made in how the recycled material must be handled/packaged it affects the amount of materials put out."
Oct 5
Jim McGowan commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Bagged Recycle Material no longer accepted in Ridley Park Borough
"It will almost certainly cause a reduction in recycled material. Any time a change is made in how the recycled material must be handled/packaged it affects the amount of materials put out."
Oct 5
P.A.Guld commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Bagged Recycle Material no longer accepted in Ridley Park Borough
"I hope that the disposal company will then place the containers upright and back on the curb. We started bagging because the containers were left lying in the street or laying down on the curb which resulted in them rolling all over. Additionally,…"
Oct 5
Howard McCoy commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Bagged Recycle Material no longer accepted in Ridley Park Borough
"I'm hoping this was a measure to lower the recycle materials.  Until this time, we've been using clear plastic bags for recycling in Ridley Park because they're required for recycling in our summer community."
Oct 5

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October 14, 2017 from 1pm to 4pm at Ridley Park Fire House

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Bagged Recycle Material no longer accepted in Ridley Park Borough

Posted by Howard McCoy on October 5, 2017 at 9:30am 12 Comments

Ridley Park Borough residents are no longer able to have bagged recycle material picked up at the curbside.  Recycle materials instead must be placed into recycle cans, recycle bins, or clearly marked recycle-trash cans free of debris, rubbish and trash.

The Borough's recycle hauler, B…

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Harper Building in RPBD

Posted by Kenneth Harper on September 5, 2017 at 12:32pm 0 Comments

Harper buiding in the business district had some problems with the water getting in between the outside material and the block wall. It was decided to get the this problem corrected this summer. The Harper Real Estate company has relocated to Chadds Ford, & the law firm AdamsKerney LLC have taken the first floor. The Harper building wasn't sold.

Ridley Park Redevelopment Meeting

Posted by Dan Broadhurst on July 13, 2017 at 8:02pm 0 Comments

Tentative Date for meeting to discuss a Ridley Park Downtown Redevelopment Plan is scheduled for Wednesday, September 6 @ 7pm. Location will be the first floor of Borough Hall. This meeting will be open to all residents of Ridley Park, please share with friends and family. More information to follow.

rimary Election Results for Ridley Park Borough for May 2017

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on May 22, 2017 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Here are the Primary Election Results for Ridley Park Borough for May 2017.

First number = Ridley Park Borough Results

Second number is Delaware County Voter Results

 

Justice Of The Supreme Court     

Democrat    A1    Dwayne Woodruff,      244      24,869,

Write In 59

Republican B1    Sallie Mundy,               422    24,858,

Write In 31

 

Judge Of The Supreme Court     

Democrat    A2  …

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Election results?

Posted by Linda Shockley on May 17, 2017 at 4:46pm 3 Comments

Does anyone know the election results?

Running stop signs near Ridley Middle School.

Posted by Kenneth Harper on May 5, 2017 at 1:47pm 8 Comments

Just want to bring this safety issue to the attention of parents that there are people running the stop signs. They aren't driving slow either, doing 25mph or better. RPPD is aware of this. Also PSP have been notified about this.

Delco Times Article Regarding Dwindling Number of Volunteer Firefighters

Posted by Ridley Park Fire Company on April 29, 2017 at 5:44pm 0 Comments

Volunteer Firefighters Needed

RPFD is always seeking volunteers.  To join, stop by the station before 7:00pm on Thursday nights, or stop up when you hear the siren.  You can also visit the "join us" section of our website, www.rpfd.com.

We pay for all training and fire gear.  All we ask from you is your time.…

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Nick Miccarelli Scared about November already

Posted by Jared Brennan on April 25, 2017 at 5:30pm 3 Comments

I saw the below post on Nick's Facebook page and when I replied to it, he had it deleted and removed.  So here is my reply that Nick didn't want you to see:

"Some councilors" on council as Nick proclaims:  Dan Broadhurst, Mike Gale, and myself voted for the 2017 budget, but what we wanted the residents to know was that there are concerns that are red flags to our "non- political" opinions. We never said the finances are in bad shape.  We know when we are borrowing from one…

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Foxes and cats

Posted by Mark on April 11, 2017 at 1:37am 0 Comments

Please don't let your cats run loose at night. Twice in the past two weeks I have heard cats crying and howling and later saw a fox in the area of Kenny St. and East Ridley Ave. Around one AM. The fox had not caught anything. But it is disturbing.........

Foxes and cats

Posted by Mark on April 11, 2017 at 1:26am 2 Comments

Please don't let your cats run loose at night. Twice in the past two weeks I have heard cats crying and howling and later saw a fox in the area of Kenny St. and East Ridley Ave. Around one AM. The fox had not cought any thing. But it is disturbing.........


 



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