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Ridley Park Business District

Ridley Parkers, 

Attached is a conceptual design for a redevelopment proposal for the downtown Business District of Ridley Park. This plan was presented to R.P. Borough council as a template for redevelopment by Sora Northeast, a Master Redeveloper from Sewell, NJ. Borough…


Added by Dan Broadhurst on February 25, 2017 at 12:52pm — 2 Comments

Charade of Nay Sayers at Council Meeting - SORA Revitalization Proposal

Tonight's council meeting turned into a comical charade of "nay sayers" trying to create an atmosphere of fear and misinformation in regards to the proposed revitalization in the business district by Sora , a real estate Investment firm. 

After several past public meetings with SORA, the next logical step was to have the Business Owners meet with SORA to answer questions and concerns.  This took place in Borough Hall on Thursday Feb 16.  The owners wanted a meeting where they…


Added by Jared Brennan on February 22, 2017 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

Verizon Installing Fios - Complaints by Residents

We've been receiving numerous complaints from residents on Hillside Road and Burk Avenue regarding Verizon's installation of Fios to these neighborhoods.  Any rightfully so. 

Seems that Verizon has filed the necessary requests with the Borough of Ridley Park to "open the street" for installation of Fios.  Whenever a utility company wants to get access to the "right of way" along the streets to install their lines or equipment, they must advise and request permission from the…


Added by Jared Brennan on February 10, 2017 at 8:32am — No Comments


February 6, 2017


At a Public Meeting of the Shade Tree Commission (STC), Chairman John Hosbach asked me if I had "bashed the Shade Tree Commission on Ridley Park Online (RPOL)."  John had been prompted by another member of the Commission to ask me that question because that is how he/she interprets some comments I posted on RPOL. 

Since I was challenged in a Public Forum, I will respond in this Public Forum.  I will also reply directly to Chairman…


Added by tim devabey on February 7, 2017 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Dedicated Ridley Park Weather Station

I installed a professional weather station to monitor the weather conditions at my home in Ridley Park and to broadcast my data...it's nothing new to want to freely share weather data.  

For 100's of years fans of weather have stepped out their back door and made observations…


Added by Howard McCoy on January 30, 2017 at 12:30pm — 9 Comments


Jared's description about Borough Manager and the strong political influences of the Party leader and State rep. also apply to the School Boards in Del. County, including Ridley School District. How do you think that district administrators and teachers get hired, despite "sealed" files from previous employment by other school districts ?

The voting public need to demand transparency AND integrity from borough, school district, county, state, and national representatives - all…


Added by Lynne Leach on January 22, 2017 at 11:18am — 1 Comment

Ridley Park Borough Managers' Job Title vs. Ridley Park Borough Managers' Job

A Borough Manager's job description is broad and expansive.  Constantly changing and ever challenging, the many duties of a Borough Manager include: keeping the financial status of a borough current and accurate ( transparent to all ), constantly search for grants and financial opportunities in the borough's interest, preparing financial reports, working with auditors (state and local) to maintain financial protocol, answering residents concerns, following up on complaints and resident…


Added by Jared Brennan on January 21, 2017 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Council meeting

Why can't I get Tuesday's council meeting on at 7:00 pm tonight. Did we not pay are bill? Or doesn't council want us to see what happen to BM?

Added by Sandy on January 19, 2017 at 7:52pm — No Comments

Tasmania, Australia

Been in Tasmania the last few days seeing some of the interesting sights they have here. Went to Cradle Mountain for the day, got to see the amazing Tasmanian devil.  Quite small little animal, got to watch some younger ones being fed. Very entertaining to see which one is the strongest & meanest one.

Added by Kenneth Harper on January 19, 2017 at 6:29pm — 2 Comments

Wanted: Ridley Park Borough Manager...again

In a stew that's been brewing for sometime, current Borough Manager William Stewart added his name to the growing list of EX Ridley Park Borough Managers. 

Stewart added his name to the EX-list at January's Borough Council meeting through a resignation notice that was not accepted by…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on January 18, 2017 at 1:30pm — 29 Comments

Work trucks on street

Does anyone know the rule for parking a work truck on the street? I've had a Comcast can out front of my home for 72 hours and this is not the first time. It's very frustrating because it not only takes up a spot in front of my home but it blocks my view when I back out of my driveway.

Added by Lauren O'Doherty on January 13, 2017 at 6:54pm — 10 Comments

First snow of 2017 in Ridley Park

Ridley Park had the first measurable snowfall of 2017 last night.  The official amount so far for 2017 is 0.9 inches according to the National Weather Service.

Tomorrow...an offshore storm may track close enough to bring…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on January 6, 2017 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Unknown construction?

What's happening between the Acme Shopping Center and the train tracks?  There is usually much discussion after something is completed.  Wouldn't it be nice to know ahead of time.

Added by jean marie lyon on December 23, 2016 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Shade Tree Commission of Ridley Park Attendance Report for 2016

Shade Tree Commission of Ridley Park

Attendance Report

for the Year 2016


Attendance of the five "official" Commission Members at the 12 scheduled public meetings of the STC is as follows:


Chairman, John Hosbach--

Present:                   Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Jun, Jul, Sept, Dec

Absent:                   May, Aug, Oct, Nov


Secretary, Krista…


Added by tim devabey on December 20, 2016 at 11:55am — 4 Comments


I have a class ring from Ridley High School, class of 1967, with initials inscribed on the inside. Please contact me with those initials so I can get this back to it's owner.

Added by Steve Kawecki on October 20, 2016 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Edward Guy has passed away

Ed Guy, active in Ridley Park, passed away. Viewing is at White-Luttrell FH 6:30-8:30 Wednesday evening, also 8:15-9:15AM Thursday. Funeral at St Mad's Thursday 10 AM. Obit is in today's Daily Times: Ed Guy's obituary

Added by Linda Shockley on September 20, 2016 at 6:13pm — No Comments


In a surprising move (to me, anyway) the man who shot Officer Marc Hanly was found not guilty of every charge except "recklessly endangering a civilian".

Added by Linda Shockley on September 2, 2016 at 5:01pm — 1 Comment

Billboards again

Whoever owns the billboard that's right next to the Ron Wise Auto Body place just put up a new billboard, higher than the old one  had been and also appears to be LED-lit. And it faces Ridley Park. I and my neighbors will see this one all the time; it's also higher than the trees. I see it now so when it's lit I'll probably be able to read it.

Added by Linda Shockley on August 16, 2016 at 8:40pm — 4 Comments

Tragedy on the tracks in Ridley Park

Tragedy occurred this morning on the northbound tracks at the Ridley Park train station. Witnesses accounts say just before 11AM an unidentified female hurried down the stairs of the train station as a north bound Amtrak train approached Ridley Park station. As the train approached the woman crossed…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on July 15, 2016 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

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