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Upper Darby police seeking man about neighbor's break-in

UPPER DARBY >> An arrest warrant has been issued for a township man for allegedly breaking into a neighbor's house.

Gartor Kiki Brown, 27, of the 7000 block of Aberdeen Road, in the Stonehurst Hills section of the township, is wanted for a burglary and theft reported 4:03 p.m. Friday on the same block.

Eagles trim roster to 78, Villanova's Monangai survives, Kinne, Coccia cut

The Eagles reduced their roster to 78 Sunday, cutting 12 and nearing the 75-player limit they must reach under NFL rules by Tuesday.

Not that it clarified the compelling battle for Chip Kelly's three spots, but one of the casualties was former quarterback, G.J. Kinne. Hoping to begin his third season with the Birds but caught in roster traffic behind Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley and Tim Tebow.

Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game

ATLANTA >> A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.

Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide unit confirmed the death hours after the fall in the seventh inning.

Push to suspend Pa. A.G. Kathleen Kane's law license could spark legal fight

HARRISBURG, Pa. >> With Attorney General Kathleen Kane battling criminal charges and increasingly isolated from Pennsylvania's legal and law enforcement communities, many eyes have turned to whether the state's highest court will invoke a rarely-used sanction to quickly suspend her law license.

Everyone has an opinion as to whether it will, and even if it does, whether it will force her from office.

Pennsylvania beats Texas 3-2 at Little League World Series

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. >> It's safe to say 12-year-old Chayton Krauss had never before caused 46,000 people around him to erupt into screams of euphoria.

Krauss hit an RBI single to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning Saturday, giving Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, a 3-2 victory over Pearland, Texas, and a berth in the Little League World Series championship game.

 

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Nina commented on Charlie Maurone's status
"Yes, Charlie, we are all thinking about Officer Hanly. Just heard the news. Ridley Park is lucky to have such a fine officer on our force, hoping for his speedy recovery"
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Charlie Maurone posted a status
"Prayers and support to Ridley Park Police Officer, Mark Hanly, shot twice responding to Norwood call, will recover,"
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Judy commented on Linda Shockley's blog post Social Media called the cops on rowdy party?
"Good point, but, sadly, some do not. I became aware, years after the incident, of a parent hosting a sleepover and supplying alcohol to the teens as long as they relinquished car keys. That kind of thinking and example is what can lead to this…"
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tim devabey commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Good Riddance Mark Bascelli has left Ridley Park
"@kevin KOB,  You have asked "SOMEONE please tell me why Eberle gets re-elected every term?"  Evidently the Mayor's fondness for booze and the sporting life resonates with Ridley Park Voters?--just a hunch."
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Howard McCoy commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Good Riddance Mark Bascelli has left Ridley Park
"@Parker4life: You did make me realize that one thing I have not said about Mark Bascelli, and that is Mark Bascelli was a great cop when he was just a cop on the police force. It would be hard to find a dog that would hunt that hard.  Plenty of…"
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Parker4life commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Good Riddance Mark Bascelli has left Ridley Park
"Mr McCoy. I have not attempted to cause trouble , I simply voiced my opinion about what I think of the retired chief. I also voiced my opinion of what I feel about your blog. You clearly don't want anyone stating anything positive on the topic…"
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Traffic cameras on the decline

When presenting solutions ask not what can we do, but should we be doing it? When dealing with perceived violations of proper human behavior we can quickly resort to systems of regulation that can contradict what we think is working, what is right, or what is fair.An article revealing trends about traffic cameras that are mixed, leaving traffic camera use on the decline. Why? For the most part they cause almost as many accidents as they are supposed to prevent and rampant corruption led to many…See More
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Howard McCoy commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Good Riddance Mark Bascelli has left Ridley Park
"Thank you Parker4life for agreeing. We know your Facebook sources. This is a secure network and you, like Tom Park are foolish to believe that predictors, troublemakers, spammers and network trolls are not identified and tracked by your IP…"
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Nina commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Good Riddance Mark Bascelli has left Ridley Park
"Borough council Election is Nov. 5. Let's all Take charge of our community , get out and vote! New voters? Not registered yet.? PA now has online registration! Yay! Go to register.votespa.com Fill out the form online"
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Parker4life commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Good Riddance Mark Bascelli has left Ridley Park
"I agree. I don't doubt the numbers however the fact that you believe or think that the majority of people agree that Chief Bascelli was as you say , so bad or such a problem is just false. According to my Facebook sources people feel just the…"
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Michael commented on Linda Shockley's blog post Social Media called the cops on rowdy party?
"Let's agree that poor decision making has (and should have) consequences. If we spend more time with our kids and discussions on values, we won't have to worry about criminal records."
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Judy commented on Linda Shockley's blog post Social Media called the cops on rowdy party?
"Also if it's their first time and a summary offense, they may be offered the opportunity to go through the Youth Aide Panel to wipe the offense from their juvenile record, in which case if should not affect their college applications. If…"
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Parkergirl commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Good Riddance Mark Bascelli has left Ridley Park
"@Howard...I never doubted the numbers.  I'm so impressed by the jump in numbers from yesterday! Trust me I've shared to FB and the amount of likes I've gotten and comments provided would astound you. Again, thanks for providing…"
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Howard McCoy commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Good Riddance Mark Bascelli has left Ridley Park
"@Parkergirl: the RPOL views are correct.  Google Analytics tells the network admin that the heavy traffic is coming from the Facebook network where Facebooker's are "liking," "linking," "sharing" and adding…"
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Parkergirl commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Good Riddance Mark Bascelli has left Ridley Park
"Howard, is that number of views correct?! I know it has to be.  It was just at 9500 yesterday! Thank you for your service to our community and sharing this story. It has EXPLODED on social media."
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Parker4life commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Good Riddance Mark Bascelli has left Ridley Park
"Former councilor Brennan. I feel your insulting comments about welfare and mall security are unnecessary. But I do agree with you in thanking our chief. . The people who support and like our retired chief know they need not voice their concern.…"
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Jared Brennan commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Good Riddance Mark Bascelli has left Ridley Park
"Chief Bascelli thank you for scheduling yourself for comp time so that you could get paid with the Resident's tax money while you worked for another municipality, and then used the accident (that you caused by speeding from that municipality…"
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Parker4life commented on Howard McCoy's blog post Good Riddance Mark Bascelli has left Ridley Park
"Congratulations Chief Baselli. I am thankful for everything you have done for or Borough. I am curious though. How does it mean that because there have been 9500 views that means that "everyone" feels the same as the 7 people who have…"
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Traffic cameras on the decline

Posted by Michael on August 28, 2015 at 11:18pm 0 Comments

When presenting solutions ask not what can we do, but should we be doing it? When dealing with perceived violations of proper human behavior we can quickly resort to systems of regulation that can contradict what we think is working, what is right, or what is fair.



An article revealing trends about traffic cameras that are mixed, leaving traffic camera use on the decline. Why? For the most part they cause almost as many accidents as they are supposed to prevent and rampant corruption… Continue

Good Riddance Mark Bascelli has left Ridley Park

Posted by Howard McCoy on August 26, 2015 at 2:30pm 30 Comments

Borough Council approved Mark Bascelli's buy-out retirement package this month and thankfully Ridley Park will no longer suffer with Mr Bascelli at Ridley Park Police Department, just as RPOL members…

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Property rights

Posted by Michael on August 24, 2015 at 9:31am 1 Comment

$530,000 to install the Hillside Road Foot Bridge. Billboards put up in our parks as eyesores and potential hazards. Open lots fought over for future parking lots. Silt basins at have to be maintained. Dead fish everywhere.



These are all things that have been discussed recently on Ridley Park Online and have been discussed in communities everywhere for as long as there have been communities. I suspect the core of all these issues is the same: the issue of property… Continue

How much are you willing to pay for that?

Posted by Michael on August 24, 2015 at 12:44am 3 Comments

Ridley School District was ranked 340th out of 498 Pennsylvania school districts in 2011, by the Pittsburgh Business Times (1). The 2012 achievement goals for reading and math were a lowly 81% and 78%, respectively; the DoE Academic Achievement Report identifies substandard results in both with an overall 70% at or above proficiency in reading (4). The district has an annual budget of $83,617,000, spending an average of $14,404 per student (2). Pennsylvania was 40/51 in SAT scores (3) in 2011… Continue

Eastlake Park Silt Basin

Posted by Mike Gale on August 17, 2015 at 11:08pm 8 Comments

 Does this look like a recent picture of the Silt…

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RP ZHB Votes 4-0 to Not Appeal Court Order

Posted by Mike Gale on August 16, 2015 at 8:28pm 5 Comments

The Zoning Hearing Board of the Borough of Ridley Park advertised and did hold a public meeting on July 23, 2015 at 7 PM at Borough Hall to consider the recent order by Delaware County Court of Common Pleas judge H. Michael Greene. The order dated June 26, 2015 ruled in favor of an appeal filed by Steen Industries, and further ordered the Zoning Hearing Board to issue a permit within 45 days to allow Steen to raise the height of the billboard at 708 Ketchum Avenue.

The main…

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Ridley Park Real Estate Home Values

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on August 10, 2015 at 11:48am 7 Comments

Currently, Trulia lists 82 resale and new homes in Ridley Park which includes 45 homes in pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages foreclosure. The average listing price for homes for sale in Ridley Park PA…

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Miccarelli Advocates to Break Down Medical Cannabis Blockade

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on August 4, 2015 at 5:00pm 1 Comment

Until a few weeks ago, medical cannabis legislation in Pennsylvania seemed as hopelessly lost as the treatment hopes of desperate Pennsylvanian's who were praying Pennsylvania's legislators would finally see the light.

The latest bill to bring Pennsylvania up to compassionate speed with 23 other states and the District of Columbia is stalled in the…

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Social Media called the cops on rowdy party?

Posted by Linda Shockley on August 4, 2015 at 9:00am 26 Comments

A rowdy teen party in the 100 block of W Rogers that got out of hand. Police didn't know about it until something was posted on Instagram and Facebook.  Come on, couldn't anyone be bothered to call the cops? I'd like to hear an explanation on that one.  There were almost 100 people at the party.  Doesn't make any sense.  The party itself puts RP in a bad light, the neighbors not calling the cops doesn't help.

Swathmore Ave Eye Sore

Posted by Jml on July 29, 2015 at 8:50pm 1 Comment

It was great to see the growing Ivy cut in front of those two Stone Houses.  Now how about the trash?  It doesn't speak well of our borough.  We complain about the stores, but look around.  I cleaned up 2 bags of trash along Morton this evening.  E. Hinkley has many areas of trash.  Who do we bring this to?


 



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