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Devon Horse Show board ousts president, chair

DEVON >> Despite an apparently successful Devon Horse Show this past May, a group of nine members of the Devon Country Fair Committee called a surprise board meeting Monday to oust Sarah Coxe Lange, the president and CEO of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, and board Chairman Henry Lafayette Collins III.

LCB ruling clears way for home delivery of beer

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A new ruling by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is clearing the way for something few if any state residents have experienced -- home delivery of beer.

PLCB lawyer Rob Diaz said Friday the advisory opinion outlined that businesses that have retail licenses can legally bring suds to the front door as long as they also obtain what's known as a transporter-for-hire license.

Bucks man charged with bogus report during search for mass killer

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A man has been accused of making a bogus carjacking report while police were searching for someone believed to have killed six people in Montgomery County.

Doylestown resident Luke Sanderlin was charged Friday with risking a catastrophe, reckless endangerment and making false reports to law enforcement during this week's hunt for Bradley Stone.

The Heron's Nest: The Dreaded Saturday Eagles Pick

Chip Kelly's high-speed offense suddenly has turned into the fastest three-and-out machine in the NFL.

For the second straight week, the Eagles offense was sluggish at the start, allowing the Cowboys to break out to a big lead. Even at that, the Birds still clawed back and held a 24-21 lead early in the second half before the roof caved in on them.

Giant talks turkey with Philabundance

HAVERFORD >> Giant supermarket in Havertown partnered with Philabundance this week to ensure that needy families share a nourishing holiday meal, with turkey as the main course.

Employees of both organizations helped load 1,000 frozen Giant brand turkeys onto a Philabundance truck on Thursday for distribution to about 400 food pantries, shelters and emergency kitchens in the agency's nine-county network.


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tim devabey replied to Parkergirl's discussion December 2014 Council Meeting and rising 2016 taxes
"@WM PAT, and All,   If one is inept, it isn't necessarily because of their party affiliation.  Remember Council President Berger attempted to cross-file on both the R and D tickets.  Representative Miccarelli cross-filed as both…"
15 hours ago
WM PAT replied to Parkergirl's discussion December 2014 Council Meeting and rising 2016 taxes
"Unfortunately, the republicans will be in control and will continue to be inept.  We are stuck with what people vote for.  They are voted in and its not likely to change unless people change their voting habits or the opposition put forth…"
Joe Krupiak commented on Carole Nasella's photo

lost dog -

"Thanks for the update.  I am happy that they got their dog back safely. Also thanks for the tip on the FB page Delco Lost and Found.  I did not know about that one. I usually use the Craigs List version of Lost and Found.   It…"
Parkergirl replied to Rebecca Clemmer's discussion Talking trash
"would any potential business owner want to buy property in our business district? Not the way it looks now."
Parkergirl commented on Carole Nasella's photo

lost dog -

"@Joe...I called the number listed here last night to have them look on the FB page, Delco Lost and Found. They told me the dog had already returned home. Good news. RPOL wouldn't allow me to post last night for some reason."
Joe Krupiak commented on Carole Nasella's photo

lost dog -

"Can you provide the dogs name and does it have a collar?  I walk around Ridley Park from one end to the other almost daily and I will concentrate my walks to the West Road/Crumlynne Road  area. Thanks -Joe"
Alison Froschle replied to Rebecca Clemmer's discussion Talking trash
"Let's talk Trash!  Does Ridley Parkers 'really' recycle?  We do a good job at home, but what about our public appearance? We should be proud of our recycle schedule and the ease of putting all our recyclables in one…"
Carole Nasella posted a photo
Jessica Bordas and Jim Butt are now friends
Parkergirl replied to Parkergirl's discussion December 2014 Council Meeting and rising 2016 taxes
"I also forgot to mention the non answer that was given to Sandy regarding the MMO. Mattus talked in circles and didn't answer the question. He actually seemed to confuse himself. Poor Sandy seemed to walk away not knowing if she got an answer…"
Parkergirl posted a discussion

December 2014 Council Meeting and rising 2016 taxes

Go Andy! Thank you for questioning Ridley Park's preliminary 2015 budget. The questions you asked Council Member Mattus weren't hard to answer. You are correct, at this rate we will be getting an additional tax increase in 2016.Council Member Mattus' numbers make no sense and you seem to have struck a nerve. His attitude when giving you the answer was unprofessional and immature.This borough could be in safer hands when residents decide to use their power to vote and capable candidates like…See More
Jessica Bordas commented on RidleyParkOnline's blog post 32 West Sellers Parking Lot Proposal - again
"Hi Kevin, It's not that I 'need' to do anything. Perhaps I did not word my comment properly. Though, I totally get and appreciate where you're coming from. My answer is, the only reason I didn't get any more specific was…"
Kevin KOB commented on RidleyParkOnline's blog post 32 West Sellers Parking Lot Proposal - again
"@Jessica, why do you need to make statements about individuals who claim are doing wrong and then not mention those individuals by name? How are residents supposed to know whom is the wrong doer and confront that individual at meetings or file…"
Kenneth Harper commented on RidleyParkOnline's blog post 32 West Sellers Parking Lot Proposal - again
"@Tim, $500,000"
Kenneth Harper posted a status
"@Tim, the price was $500,000. Around 20 years ago Rose tree Investors(Boyle) could of picked it for a lot less then, which he didn't."
tim devabey commented on RidleyParkOnline's blog post 32 West Sellers Parking Lot Proposal - again
"@Ken,  maybe #23?   I mean the dollar amount you listed...it is a typo..$500 or $50,000 or what? "
Kenneth Harper commented on RidleyParkOnline's blog post 32 West Sellers Parking Lot Proposal - again
"@Tim, it is the duplex that was Kirk Adam's old law office, I can't think of the number."
tim devabey commented on RidleyParkOnline's blog post 32 West Sellers Parking Lot Proposal - again
"@Ken,  Exactly why RP needs an educated, alert Planning Commission that responds to resident input, and sees the "big picture."    PS:  What is that number?"
Parkergirl commented on RidleyParkOnline's blog post 32 West Sellers Parking Lot Proposal - again
"@Jim Butt....in conclusion, RP voters are lazy and because of this we have VERY bad representation on council.  If they were GOOD council members they would try to find the total voice of the community. Sadly, that isn't the case here in…"
Jim Butt commented on RidleyParkOnline's blog post 32 West Sellers Parking Lot Proposal - again
"If Council wrote the code, Council can change it. And the borough solicitor does not in any way represent the community. Solicitors advise and, when necessary, represent the borough on borough actions. In a representative democracy, we elect…"

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Risa B.'s Review of Saffron Indian Kitchen - Bala Cynwyd (1/5) on Yelp

On my way to visit a sick friend in Philly, I stopped at Saffron for a couple of veggie entrees -- gobi aloo (cauliflower and potatoes) and an eggplant dish-- to go. The $25 bill seemed a bit much but…

Adam N.'s Review of Strangelove's - Philadelphia (5/5) on Yelp

Strange Love is a great place to go for a craft beer and casual meal. The bar is open and inviting. The two floors provide plenty of space to find a spot for small groups. Centrally located so great…

Daniel T.'s Review of Thai Basil - Collingswood (5/5) on Yelp

Great food at a great price. Spring rolls were light and crunchy, and the Pad see ew was perfectly cooked. The spicy Thai basil plate was packed with vegetables cooked so they were still firm.

Ali C.'s Review of Everything Fresh - Philadelphia (5/5) on Yelp

I went to everything fresh today to see what all the hype was about, and glad I did! What a cute, convenient market! Prices are comparable to other larger markets in the area. Great bulk section in…

Wenson G.'s Review of Customs Coffee House - Philadelphia (5/5) on Yelp

Custom coffee house is the best coffee shop in old city, their service is OMG! OMG! Their is a guy name Will working there, he's a" sweet baby Jesus" they he cherished customers was A++ I'll recommend…

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Blog Posts

32 West Sellers Parking Lot Proposal - again

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on December 15, 2014 at 12:55pm 21 Comments

The proposed plan to build a private-use parking lot issue in the center of Ridley Park's Historical District is circling back around into Borough Hall and into the hands of the Zoning Board.  After DelCo's Common Pleas Court and PA's Commonwealth's Supreme Court denied Rose Tree Investors a zoning variance to build a parking lot on Sellers Avenue for use by Rose Tree's employees in their Medical Office on Chester Pike, the new plan it to simply amend Ridley Park's Zoning laws to allow…


Keep Ridley Park's Borough Shopping Area Alive and Ready for Business

Posted by Jml on December 9, 2014 at 10:56am 3 Comments

Visit the shoppes.  They are a part of what keeps this borough special.  I make Talluto's and Langguths a regular on my shopping trips.  What I miss, Daisy's.

What we need:

FREE Parking evening and weekends.  I would be curious just how much revenue we make from parking.  I know during the day we need to discourage parking by commuters, but wouldn't the revenue hit be worth it, if…


Ridley Park seeks Borough Manager

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on December 7, 2014 at 2:32pm 7 Comments

The Borough of Ridley Park is seeking applications for the position of Manager. The borough has a population of approx. 8,500 pp and is located in Southeastern Delaware County. The manager reports to the Mayor and seven members of Borough Council. Manages an annual budget of approx $6.3 million and directs a full time staff and Highway Dept. The position involves responsibility for a full range of municipal activities and services including budgeting, purchasing, grant writing, code…


NO contract: Ridley School Board vs Ridley Education Association

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on December 4, 2014 at 10:58am 21 Comments

The Dec 1st Ridley School Board meeting was marked by the continuing deadlock between the Ridley School Board and the Ridley Education Association (REA) over a new teachers' contract that's been due since last June. Barbara Ormsby files this story for the…


RPPD nab two shooters with guns

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on December 4, 2014 at 10:48am 2 Comments

Ridley Park Police apprehended two shooting suspects in the 600 block of East Chester Pike in Ridley Park yesterday just before 3PM.

Ten minutes after gun shots were reported in Sun Village in Chester, RPPD officers spotted the vehicle matching the description on Chester Pike and made the arrests. Guns were recovered from the suspect's vehicle.

For more details …


No 2015 Tax increase, Volunteerism and The Lake overgrowth

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on November 29, 2014 at 1:30pm 16 Comments

According to the preliminary budget, Ridley Park residents should not expect a tax increase in 2015. Taxes will remain at 8.14 mills, or $814 per $100K of assessed home value. The final budget is yet to be confirmed.

Ridley Park Police have a 3.25% raise due from their contract, and other Borough employees have a 2% increase in store.

Council president Bob Berger appealed for volunteers to join the Planning Commission and the Telecommunications Committee. "Hopefully…


Correction to Vote Date in previous post

Posted by Jared Brennan on November 24, 2014 at 10:28pm 0 Comments

Hi everyone, I was incorrect about when the council is to vote (if there is a vote ) when I stated today's date / meeting.  I misinterpreted some information and it would make sense that if there was to be voting it MUST be done in public.  They might not tell us what they are voting on, since this council majority does not offer information to us at all about any personnel issues.  The vote will have to be at the December work shop meeting.  Can't explain what this date was for at the…


A Taxpayer's Advice to Council Voting - Don't play politics!

Posted by Jared Brennan on November 21, 2014 at 9:00pm 2 Comments

I heard that Council is going to be asked to make a decision that could affect ALL Ridley Park Residents this Monday November 24, 2014.  Incase you are unaware of what is going on in this Police Personnel matter; one of our Police Officers is going to find out how the Council will vote for his future employment in Ridley Park Borough.  The officer was injured in the line of duty when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver while responding to a call.  The Officer has been on the police…


What an atmosphere at Council Meeting

Posted by Jared Brennan on November 18, 2014 at 10:39pm 30 Comments

Missing Person Alert!  Bob Boland showed up at the council meeting tonight with his gang.  We haven't seen Mr. Boland since the debacle of the Billboard that he orchestrated.  Found out why he showed up.  He was receiving numerous phone calls about the massive parking tickets that have been ordered by Clyde, our acting Chief.  ( Is there any coincidence this action started after Bonnie was asked to resign? Retaliation? ) Over the past two weeks residents have been ticketed throughout…


Cold Weather Coming!

Posted by Jml on November 11, 2014 at 2:32pm 4 Comments

Any last minute gardening should be done today or tomorrow.  Use some of the leaves to protect your perennial bulbs.  Trim the tea roses if stems are way too long.

I planted over 200 bulbs in a 6 x 6 area 2 weeks ago.  Within 2 hrs the squirrel were out digging them up!  And I had soaked them in water and sprayed with a squirrel repellent!  So Lily, my dog, and I trekked up to Home Depot.  Bought some screening and gardening nails and with fingers crossed it seems to have done…



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