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Sandoval brings Giants back to even Series at 2-2

SAN FRANCISCO >> Down three runs and in danger of getting pushed to the World Series brink, Pablo Sandoval and the San Francisco Giants raised up some Panda-monium.

Sandoval's single set up the tying run in the fifth inning and the 2012 Series MVP followed with a go-ahead, two-run single in the sixth that sent the Giants surging past the Kansas City Royals 11-4 Saturday night at pulsating AT&T Park.

Delco lends hand to search for lost dog

PHILADELPHIA >> For the past two Saturdays, Havertown residents Jim and Renee Gibbs traveled to North Philadelphia to help search for a dog they have never met.

They had also never met the dogs owner, JJ Pierce, until they saw the heartbreaking story of how her 2-year-old black Labrador retriever mix, Louie, was stolen along with Pierce's car on October 9, while it was parked in the lot of the Home Depot on Columbus Boulevard in South Philadelphia.

Delco officials learn lessons from Ferguson

MEDIA >> Building One Pennsylvania, part of a national initiative, is comprised of local elected, school, faith and civic leaders who address problems common to the region's communities. The group was originally organized as "First Suburbs" -- those neighborhoods and municipalities which, in general terms, sprung up in the post-World War II years on the fringes of cities like Philadelphia.

Philadelphia airport simulates mass casualty incident

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TINCIUM >> A woman wept, her body draped over a suitcase on the tarmac of Taxiway Z at the Philadelphia International Airport Saturday. Nearby, a man shook as he cried, his leg displaying a gash that tore his calf from knee to ankle.

Happy endings: Hero meets the baby he saved from drowning

RIDLEY TOWNSHIP >> A father of two sons, John Lewis Jr. knows he would want the opportunity to personally thank anyone who came to the aid of his children.

For that reason, Lewis, 41, of Eddystone, came forward to meet the couple who went public to find the passing motorist who saved their 11-month-old son after he nearly drowned in the bathtub on Saturday, Oct.


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General Election Day, Borough Offices Closed at Ridley Park Borough Offices

November 4, 2014 all day
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St. James Regional Bulldog Bash at St. James Alumni Doghouse, Eddystone, PA

October 25, 2014 from 7pm to 11pm
St. James Regional's 4th Annual BULLDOG BASH - MONSTER MASH - Saturday, October 25th at The St. James Alumni Doghouse, Eddystone (7 pm to 11 pm) - Food, Beverages, LIVE Music, Auction, Door Prizes - only $25 per person - Halloween Costumes (optional), prizes will be awarded for Best Costume - Come out for a fun evening and support St. James Regional - Tickets available at the school office (must be 21) - for more information (610) 583-3662 or…See More
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The 7th Annual Rocky Horror Show at The Barnstormers

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1 Ridley Park's hires new K-9 officer

Ridley Park's hires new K-9 officer

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2 Ridley Lake Needs Your Voice

Ridley Lake Needs Your Voice

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3 Master Redeveloper

Master Redeveloper

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4 The Unchecked Bonnie and Clyde of Ridley Park Borough

The Unchecked Bonnie and Clyde of Ridley Park Borough

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5 Code Enforcement - "Arrogant, Ignorant, impossible to work with"-- add to Financial Problems for RP

Code Enforcement - "Arrogant, Ignorant, impossible to work with"-- add to Financial Problems for RP

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Special Borough Council Meeting Oct 20, 2014

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October 12, 2014 from 1pm to 6pm at Ridley Park Central Business District

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Bob B.'s Review of Kilimandjaro Restaurant - Philadelphia (5/5) on Yelp

Great food. The owners and servers are obviously from Senegal, so I trust that the food is just as authentic. Can't wait to go back for more.

Nathan G.'s Review of Westmont Diner - Haddon Township (5/5) on Yelp

The Reuben is great. Highly recommended checking out thus local place. Can't do much better.

Vanessa W.'s Review of Yelp Elite Event at Flat Iron - Philadelphia (2/5) on Yelp

I hate to give this event just two stars because I know and appreciate the hard work Michelle C. and the whole Yelp Philly Team puts into organizing and coordinating awesome experiences for Yelpers in…

Vishwa M.'s Review of Royal India - Malvern (3/5) on Yelp

Was just OK. Could not compete with other restaurants in the area. Could improve a lot. No complaints, though.

Matt And Dene M.'s Review of East Falls Fitness - Philadelphia (5/5) on Yelp

I loved this place and consistently went for about 5 years until I had kids and joined a gym that had kid friendly activities. The gym was a cool environment with cool staff members. The equipment…

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Ridley Park Fire Company - Answering the Call

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on October 24, 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

The Ridley Park Fire Company (RPFD) protects more than 8000 residents and employees in Ridley Park Borough. Through mutual aid assignments, RPFD also provides fire suppression and rescue services to our…


Taylor Hospice is Recruiting Volunteers

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on October 22, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Taylor Hospice is recruiting volunteers who are interested in playing an active role in helping to provide comfort and support to our terminally ill patients and their families.

Volunteers may visit patients at their homes, in the community, in nursing facilities or at the Taylor Hospice Residence. Companionship, active listening, running small errands, baking cookies, reading, playing cards, watching TV or a movie or sharing other interests or hobbies are just a few of the…


Code Enforcement - "Arrogant, Ignorant, impossible to work with"-- add to Financial Problems for RP

Posted by Jared Brennan on October 18, 2014 at 9:08am 4 Comments

Have been personally hearing from contractors and receiving phone calls about Anthony Tartaglia Commonwealth Code Enforcement who handles the Ridley Park Borough Code Enforcement.

The emphatic and consistent words used to describe the borough's newly hired Code Enforcement subcontractor are, " arrogant, ignorant, impossible to work with, never shows up for scheduled times to inspect.  Doesn't return phone calls, then shows up with an attitude when a follow up phone call is…


Canine without a Contract and DelCo SWAT Competition

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on October 17, 2014 at 7:00am 3 Comments

For the second year, Delaware County’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) will participate in a challenge and training event, which is designed to test the physical, technical and decision making skills required in critical operations. And for the second time this month, Ridley Park's unofficial new police canine hits the news as a done-deal for Ridley Park without an official vote by Borough Council.

At October's Ridley Park Borough Council Workshop meeting Borough Council…


Special Borough Council Meeting Oct 20, 2014

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on October 17, 2014 at 6:38am 3 Comments

A Special Council meeting will take place on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Borough Hall, 105 East Ward Street, for the specific purposes of 1) holding a final determination hearing In Re: Heart and Lung Hearing for Officer Theodore Woolery; and 2) addressing any other personnel matters which may come before Council for discussion and/or action.

All persons wishing to be heard may appear before Council at the Borough of Ridley Park.…


Ridley Education Foundation grants

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on October 15, 2014 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

The Ridley Education Foundation recently presented a total of $16,130 in new and renewal grants to teachers in the Ridley School District. The grants fund programs proposed by teachers that are not covered in the school district budget. Funds are raised privately by the foundation. The story is by Barbara Ormsbyfor the…


Missed Romance at the Ridley Park WaWa

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on October 13, 2014 at 9:30am 2 Comments

There are perfect romantic moments when the excitement clouds our brain and we forget what to do next. I found this romantic faux pas on Craigslist where a 45 years old gentleman is looking for his WaWa interests.

"You were having trouble w the gas pump at Ridley Park Wawa. Blonde, perfect teeth, beautiful smile. You were in a Kia and asked me how to operate the pump handle, and I didn't ask…


Ridley Park's hires new K-9 officer

Posted by RidleyParkOnline on October 11, 2014 at 8:00am 19 Comments

Despite repeated declines by Borough Council a few years back, Ridley Park's Police Chief is back in the news after training and hiring a new K-9 police dog for Ridley Park's Police Department. 

The sixteen-month-old tail wagging new…


The Unchecked Bonnie and Clyde of Ridley Park Borough

Posted by Jared Brennan on October 9, 2014 at 9:30pm 4 Comments

Once again, with the aid of Bonnie and Clyde and other Ridley Park Borough employees, Parker Girl's neighbor has failed to convince a Judge in Common Pleas Court that she has damaged, or criminally damaged his property.  This is the THIRD time that a separate Judge threw the claim out.  When is this Political game going to end?  I heard that Clyde (our Police Chief) showed up at the hearing in…


Something else about the lake...

Posted by Tom McCormick on October 8, 2014 at 6:50pm 0 Comments

As a resident of RP, got a ? With all the discussion regarding its visual beauty or not and maintenance, are the residence of this town aware that between the use of lawn chemicals/treatment and the continued use of mosquito spraying creates runoff making the lake the reservoir for all these contaminates? May look beautiful on its surface but may be a body of water that will not sustain aquatic life, basically dead water. Where is the discussion about that...Hmmm, maybe just my issue or…



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