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January 2013 Blog Posts (21)

Ridley Middle School gun hoax taken seriously

Extra police will be at Ridley Middle School today after a student threatened on a Facebook page to bring a gun to school Ridley Park Police said

This threat has been deemed unsubstantiated, however the Ridley Park Police and the…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on January 29, 2013 at 9:39am — 15 Comments

Granny scam MoneyGram cost grandmom $8000

For some reason on the morning of Jan. 8, a Ridley Township widow did something she would rarely do: Answer a call that came up blocked on her Caller ID.

About as fast as she said hello, the 78-year-old was sucked into a granny scam that took her for more than $8,000. As in most similar cases, the thief or thieves got away with more than just the victim’s money. …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on January 28, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

RP Rec Center?

I don't know what happened with the deal to build a Ridley Township Community Center way out by Boeing, which btw would logistically make no sense.  A rec center in RP however would be a great idea.  The building next to the RP Athletic Club would be perfect.  It is for sale at less than $200,000.  I had thought of it as a police station, but found out RP has one, just not centrally located.

It could include a drop in child care, and after school program for chess, pool, and…


Added by Jml on January 26, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Ridley School District missing revenue

A reduction in Wal-Mart’s assessment will cost the Ridley School District $24,845 in lost tax revenue.

Barbara Ormsby writes that School district Solicitor John F.X. Reilly reported at the January meeting of the Ridley School Board that the retail giant based in Eddystone sought to have its 2012 real estate assessment reduced from $8,074,550, based on the company…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on January 24, 2013 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

Ridley Park Police - bad guys stealing TV's & ramming police cars

Ridley Park Police are involved again in a felony arrest, a high speed chase, and an a reckless suspect they helped Prospect Park apprehend reports Cindy Scharr for Mainline Medianews.

A thief who stole four…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on January 23, 2013 at 8:54pm — 1 Comment

Forbidden Broadway at the Barnstormers

The Barnstormers Theater in Ridley Park, opens the popular hysterical musical parody Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits, Jan. 25. In a story in DelCoNews Newtwork this long-running Off-Broadway hit musical revue, Broadway's greatest musical…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on January 23, 2013 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Bringing People into the Borough!

We need to keep shops in business in the borough.  Delaware County isn't necessarily a walking community, but RP can be different.  We need to support the shoppes and encourage new business.  There are several vacant store fronts.  The Black Salt Cafe and Steak-Ums has closed.  (Some said it had the best cheese steaks!) 

These closures don't help the other shoppes.  We need pedestrian traffic.  What can we do?  We have a great footprint in the borough, a great train stop,…


Added by Jml on January 20, 2013 at 1:41pm — 76 Comments

How to be a candidate for Ridley Park Council or Mayor

Are you interested in becoming Mayor or Ridley Park or serving on Ridley Park Borough Council?  Any registered voter and citizen of Ridley Park is eligible to run.  If you want to run for a seat on Borough Council or for the position of Mayor, here are the legal steps you'll need to follow so voters can see your name on the official ballot in the primary election on May 21, 2013 and how voters can cast their vote for you.

The first task is to obtain blank copies of the two forms…


Added by Nina on January 19, 2013 at 9:30pm — 7 Comments

Kyla Russell, Ridley Park's new Junior council member

Ridley Park Borough Council has a new junior council member. She is Kyla Russell, a junior at Ridley High School. Mayor Hank Eberle administered the oath of office to Kyla before she took her seat at the table next to engineer Charles Catania and solicitor Ernie Angelos. Correspondent Barbara Ormsby was also there and filed this article with…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on January 19, 2013 at 9:54am — No Comments

Annual "State of the Borough Address" by Mayor Hank Eberly

In his 16th annual State of the Borough address on Jan. 15, Ridley Park Mayor Hank Eberle noted the community just completed a year-long celebration of the 125th anniversary of its founding, as he spoke of how a petition signed by “51 resident freeholders,” ultimately resulted in a Grand Jury issuance of a charter that changed Ridley Park from a village in Ridley Township to…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on January 19, 2013 at 9:50am — No Comments

Current, former council members interrupt Ridley Park meeting

During the public comment portion of a recent borough council meeting, former councilman Len Pinto and council members Sue Murtha and Jared Brennan got into and argument while …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on January 18, 2013 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Sellers Ave Parking Lot agreement?

Once again RP's Zoning Board will hear from Rose Tree Investors

tonight regarding the agreement they have reached with Borough

Council to build a parking lot on Sellers Avenue in the Historic District.

More will be revealed tonight about the settlement agreement Rose Tree

Investors (RTI) has reached with the Borough. The bottom line is

whether the Zoning Board will uphold their prior 0 to 5 unanimous

decision again RTI. Their prior decision was in favor of…


Added by Howard McCoy on January 17, 2013 at 3:42pm — No Comments

My first borough council meeting

Went to my first one every tonight.  They are not as exciting as you might expect... I was hoping to make a comment about the importance of keeping the borough website up to date (last council minutes are from JUNE), but time got short.  Another time, perhaps?

Added by Rebecca Clemmer on January 15, 2013 at 9:24pm — 2 Comments

32 W Sellers Parking Lot - New Zoning Hearing

I recevied a notice that Rose Tree Investors are again trying to pave over the lot behind Parker at 32w Sellers for more parking. the hearing is 1/17at 7 in Council Chambers.  I will be out of town on buisness but wanted the public to know.  I thought this was a dead issue. If this is allowed whats from allowing them to tear down any home along that strech and put in more parking.  Why doesn't the owner buy the lot behind his own home in Rose Valley or where ever it is a bus them here. …


Added by Richard A Janes on January 14, 2013 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments

Barnstormers open Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits 1.25.2013

The Barnstormers Theater in Ridley Park, PA opens January 25th with the popular hysterical musical parody Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits tells the online article on…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on January 11, 2013 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Silver Linings Playbook

How many of you have seen this movie, filmed in part in our own Ridley Park and now nominated for a bunch of Academy Awards?  I'll admit that I had dismissed it from my mind, but now I am going to make a point of seeing it.  Can you actually tell you're seeing Ridley Park?

Added by Rebecca Clemmer on January 11, 2013 at 2:31pm — 1 Comment

Eye Innovations, eye care when you need to look closer

I recently started working with Eye Innovations. Our services include adult and pediatric eye care, spectacle and contact lenses, CRT (Corneal Refractive Therapy, it's an alternative to LASIK), prescription sun, sport, safety and occupational eyewear, and medical/surgical (e.g. LASIK and cataract) co-management.

I am really picky when it comes to who to take my child to for any type of care. Out of all the eye doctor's I have gone to over the years for myself. I would continue…


Added by Paula on January 10, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Influenza outbreak widespread in Pennsylvania

Influenza activity has increased substantially in Pennsylvania that it is now characterized as "widespread" in all regions of the Commonwealth, says the PA Dept of Health.  Current data also suggests that this season's influenza activity has not yet…


Added by Howard McCoy on January 3, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Ridley Park approves 2013 budget amid assertions of ‘inaccuracies’

Ridley Park Borough Council gave final approval Friday to the 2013 budget showing total expenditures of $3,666,553 and keeping the tax rate at the 2012 rate of 7.79 mills reports Barbara Ormsby for the DelCo Times.

The millage rate…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on January 2, 2013 at 10:42am — 4 Comments

West Ridley Ave Closed at The Lake

West Ridley Avenue was closed completely to traffic this morning because electrical power lines were pulled-down, onto the roadway, by a passing delivery truck.  A witness to the incident told RPPD officers at the scene that at a delivery truck was passing underneath the wires on Ridley Avenue when one of the lower hanging wires caught onto the truck. The driver of the truck…


Added by Howard McCoy on January 2, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

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