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February 2014 Blog Posts (26)

Public Discourse vs Gag Rule, Ridley Park's Comprehensive Plan and Sellers Avenue Bridge

RP Borough Comprehensive Plan Revision and Sellers Avenue Bridge Update - Public Discourse vs Gag Rule.  

At the February Council meeting President Berger once again resorted to Gag Rule tactics to silence public comment.  Since Mr. Berger had in self-defense previously declared preposterous the mere suggestion that he would apply a gag rule during a public meeting, one might readily conclude the actions of Mr. Berger himself to be preposterous.  So be it.




Added by tim devabey on February 28, 2014 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Winter Storm Advisory for March 2-3, 2014

Our chances are increasing high for a high-impact, protracted winter

weather event, in Ridley Park on Sunday night and all day Monday,

March 2-3 2014.

This event will affect both the Monday morning and Monday evening

commutes. At this time, National Weather Service forecast models are

trending snowier, but sleet and freezing rain are very probable.

In comparison to the other winter storms we've had so far this winter,

the latest storm…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on February 28, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Crozer-Keystone handing out 250 pink slips

Crozer-Keystone Health System, Delaware County’s largest health-care provider, said Thursday it is laying off about 250 workers because of mounting financial losses. The story is reported by …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on February 27, 2014 at 2:06pm — 1 Comment

Planning Commission Meeting Tonight, Wed Feb 26--Ask About Rp Comprehensive Plan Changes

I see on the left side of RPOL main page that a PLANNING COMMISSION meeting is scheduled for 7 pm TODAY. 

Better attend and see what is going on with the RP COMPREHENSIVE PLAN REVISION. 

Wouldn't want another BILLBOARD FIASCO to be SNEAKED IN...and catch us UNAWARES...ask Rip Van Winkle about it...  

Added by tim devabey on February 26, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Heroin Alert Town Meeting - Thurs Feb 27, Ridley Middle School

A Heroin Alert Town Hall meeting will be held on Thursday (Feb. 27) at 6:15PM at the Ridley Middle School, Free and Dupont Streets, Ridley Park.

Ridley Park Police are urging residents, educators, youth and students from the surrounding communities of Ridley Township, Eddystone, Tinicum Township, Norwood, Prospect Park and Glenolden to attend this event addressing the growing epidemic of heroin use. This story is filed by …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on February 25, 2014 at 8:40am — 1 Comment

RPOL Troublemakers

Your troublemakers..I'm really getting discussed with all your accusations and insults that you are posting on RPOL. For your information, the picture that everyone is talking about was published on this blog last year. This is nothing new.

If you have a complain about the COP and Boland riding around in the police car, bring it to a Borough Council meeting. This web site is getting to out of hand because of people like you - I mean you Mr T.P !

We are all…


Added by Sandy on February 21, 2014 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Former Ridley Park Council member chides Borough Council

Former Ridley Park Borough Council member Jeanne Frantz Tuesday night took council to task over reputed plans to make the public comment portion of meetings more efficient, contending council should get its own house in order first.

“I believe that in order to have time to be more efficient, this council needs to look at how they do things, get themselves better…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on February 19, 2014 at 9:00am — 12 Comments

Get Phillies Tickets Supporting the Ridley Educational Foundation

The Ridley Educational Foundation is selling tickets to several Phillies baseball games this season, including a Fireworks game against the Atlanta Braves on Friday, June 27th.  With the addition of Marlon Byrd and A.J. Burnett, the Phillies could have a surprising season.

Proceeds from the sale of tickets by the Ridley Educational…


Added by Gail Heinemeyer on February 18, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Ridley School District Libraries Fundraiser

Through March 17, all of the Ridley School District libraries are holding an online Titlewish fundraiser.

Titlewish is a free online donation program that allows schools to use 100% of donated funds to purchase materials from Follett Library Resources.

Parents, teachers, alumni, community members, and all library supporters are invited to participate and help us meet our fundraising…


Added by Gail Heinemeyer on February 18, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Berger calls Council gag order preposterous

Borough council President Bob Berger Monday denied council plans to implement a gag order for public comment at council meetings.

“A ‘gag order’ is a word I will not even address because it is so preposterous" Berger told DelcoTimes correspondent…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on February 18, 2014 at 6:04am — 2 Comments

Winter Storm Advisory for Feb 18, 2014

National Weather Service Mount Holly N J has issued a Winter Weather…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on February 17, 2014 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Street access in snowy weather

I am wondering whose responsibility it is to make sure a pedestrian can get from a sidewalk ACROSS A STREET these days.  I recognize that the homeowner must clear his walk, I know the borough clears the streets, but who handles the mountainous no man's land created in between the two?

Added by Rebecca Clemmer on February 15, 2014 at 3:40pm — 2 Comments

Winter Storm Warning for Feb 12-13, 2014

Parkers here we go again - another round of deep, heavy, snow and wintery precipitation is barreling down on Ridley Park with 6-10 inches of new snow and the big potential for downed power lines and power outages.



Added by RidleyParkOnline on February 11, 2014 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Top 10 Snowfalls in Philadelphia

Do you think January 2014 was the worst month for snow in Ridley Park?  Since 1872, the National Weather Service has maintained records of the region's leading weather events and January 2104 happens to be the third snowiest January we've had since records were maintained.


25.9 inches of snow on January 31, 2014 dropped that day into the record books as the…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on February 9, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Ridley High School hosts Heroin Task Force Community Forum

In 2013, there were 63 heroin-related deaths in Delaware County.  On Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Ridley High School The devastating impact of heroin and prescription drug abuse was detailed in a powerful forum by members of the Delaware County Heroin Task Force where 200 residents were in attendance. 

This story is filed by the…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on February 9, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Ridley Park's blizzard week is here

Remember the blizzards of 2010 in Ridley Park? As the Snow Capital of the Philadelphia region in 2010, Ridley Parkers are no stranger to big snow during the beginning of February.

February 5, 2010, February 6, and February 10, 2010. Ridley Park, had the distinction of receiving the most snow in Delaware County at 30 inches for the February 6 storm. …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on February 7, 2014 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

The Great Billboard Apologist

Tom park, Get a grip man!  Previously you said you would hold off your judgment about the billboard till we hear from the Judge because you were not fully informed; then you go off on speculation clouding up the issue with make-believe…


Comment by Tom…


Added by tim devabey on February 5, 2014 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Midgetville's history and the local mystery

While Peg DeGrassa of the DelCoNewsNewtork was shopping at Five Below in Springfield recently, she came across a Weird Pennsylvania book, one in a series of books written about oddball places in each state. What follows is …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on February 4, 2014 at 1:17pm — 1 Comment

Winter Storm Warning for Feb 5, 2014

Here we go again Parkers. Another winter storm is passing over Ridley

Park tonight and the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ has

issued a Winter…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on February 4, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Trash and Snow removal on Feb 3

The contractor's trash trucks have already pulled out of Ridley Park for today (feb. 3). According to the Borough's website, if your trash was not picked up on Monday, February 3 the Borough's trash contractor will attempt to sweep the town again tomorrow  on February 4, when the company is picking up trash the other side of the Borough.   Make your trash available for a possible…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on February 3, 2014 at 1:28pm — 1 Comment

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