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March 2014 Blog Posts (19)

Fountain at the Lake in Ridley Park

Doesn't the fountain look beautiful sitting next to the storage building at the lake.  The $40,000.00 Tax Payers Money Fountain that was left in the lake for two consecutive years ( Including two winter seasons ).  Bob Berger and Paul Matus told all of us at Council meetings that the fountain COULD stay in the water over winter.  The Borough Engineer, echoed this ridiculous notion, by saying the manufacture stated that leaving it in the lake over winter was an option.  Run it at full speed (…


Added by Jared Brennan on March 30, 2014 at 4:04pm — No Comments

RPSC Breaking the Swim Club Membership Model

Thinking out of the box, Ridley Park Swim Club (RPSC) has redefined the notion of summer swim club membership. RPSC's ground breaking membership plan now allows weekend and monthly memberships as option for new members*. Absolutely perfect for working DINKS, this innovative plan is expected to increase the fold on weekends at the pool and boost new members. In the heat and…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 29, 2014 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Ridley Park Swim Club to pay 750K in lawsuit

A Philadelphia woman was recently awarded $750,000 by a jury in a civil suit for injuries she sustained while visiting Ridley Park Swim Club in 2010, part of a combined $1.1 million settlement and award obtained by attorney John Lord. …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 28, 2014 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

RP COMPREHENSIVE PLAN 2014—In Recognition of Trees

To:  Delaware County Planning Department

Sam Haber, Principal Planner / Project Manager



Added by tim devabey on March 25, 2014 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Billboards, Potholes and a Sewer machine; Sore topics at March Borough Council meeting

Ridley Park resident Mike O'Brien questioned the borough council at its March 18 meeting about the safety of a ladder resting at the top of the controversial billboard in Hetzel Park, not far from his Stull Road home. O'Brien is among a group of residents who have been critical about the placement last fall of the billboard in a residential…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 21, 2014 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Ridley Middle School Student's mission with our Flag

When Ridley Middle School sixth-grader Ethan McKellar brought his concerns about improper flag etiquette in the school district to the Ridley School Board meeting last December, he was asked by district Superintendent Lee Ann Wentzel to undertake the task to remedy the situation. Correspondent Barbara …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 20, 2014 at 7:43am — No Comments

Public Notice - Ridley Park Comprehensive Plan Public Meeting

Public Notice Ridley Park Comprehensive Plan Public Meeting Notice is hereby given that the Borough of Ridley Park will hold a Public Meeting on Thursday, March 26th at 6:30 p.m. at the Ridley Park Municipal Building, 105 East Ward Street, Ridley Park, PA 19078.

The meeting will be conducted by the Ridley Park Planning Commission and will take place prior to the regularly scheduled meeting of the Commission. The purpose of the Public Meeting is to present an overview and discuss…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 19, 2014 at 8:49am — 12 Comments

Connecting Dots…Searching For A Clear Picture of Ridley Park

Ridley Park Borough STATUS REPORT

Providing our residents with the details they are looking for on the projects they care about…


Added by tim devabey on March 16, 2014 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Vacation Home Check

One of the many great services provided to us by the RPPD is the free home and property-check when Ridley Parkers and Parkers vacation away from home.

You can submit your home and property-check request…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 15, 2014 at 6:44am — No Comments

Ann Forsyth - Ridley Park's License Plate Lady

Coming through Ridley Park or Ridley Township, passers-by see her often. “The License Plate Lady” many call her because “word on the street” is the woman with the binoculars occupies her time by looking at license plates on the cars and trucks driving by. For decades, she has sat on different corners around town, in all kinds of…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 14, 2014 at 6:19am — No Comments

Rail Safety in Delco and in Ridley Park

Liquid gold is rumbling into Delaware County. Black gold, you might call it.

It’s called Bakken crude, and it’s fueling the economic rebirth of refineries up and down the Delaware River.

It’s also fueling something else: Fear of a catastrophic spill or worse, an explosion and fire the likes of which killed 47 people in Quebec, Canada, and another that caused millions in damage in North Dakota. This is a…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 13, 2014 at 11:47am — 2 Comments

Pothole Repair: Robbing Peter to Pay Paul in Ridley Park

Just as the Philadelphia region was expected to get another reminder Thursday that winter isn’t quite over, local townships and boroughs will have plenty of reminders of what this winter’s snow spawned once temperatures warm up again.

Those reminders are called potholes and Jeff Wolfe of the …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 13, 2014 at 8:22am — 1 Comment

Living in Ridley Township without a post office

If you're new to Delco and you're wondering why actual boroughs, incorporated townships, post offices, and little sections of local municipalities don't jive together, then you probably don't know why Ridley Township has a Ridley Park post office and why residents in Marple and Middletown Townships, and Upper Providence, list their address as Media.…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 11, 2014 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Ridley Park's Crime statistics

Ridley Park is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America says NeighborhoodScout.  According to NeighborhoodScout and a detailed analysis of the FBI's crime statistics, Ridley Park has a crime rate lower than 53% of all the communities in Pennsylvania and 61% lower than all…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 11, 2014 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Ridley Park 2010 Census report

Information from the Ridley Park 2010 Census gives Ridley Park a total population of 7002 residents - here are additional details

Ridley Park 2010 Census Population

Total Population…

Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 8, 2014 at 7:42am — No Comments

Ridley Park's declining housing market continues

The market trend for homes sales in Ridley Park continues to be a downhill course.  Over the last 5 years, sale prices of Ridley Park homes have depreciated 44.2% says real estate giant Trulia. Over the past year the average price per square foot for a home Ridley Park PA has decreased by 16.5% or $96 per square foot compared to the same period last year.  …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 8, 2014 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

The Stein Billboard - 708 Ketchum Ave,

Stein submitted a request to raise their billboard height at the 708 Ketchum location and were denied.

Stein plans to appeal the decision to the Zoning Board on April 3, 2014 citing a height hardship caused by the sound barriers.…


Added by D Trefz on March 4, 2014 at 9:30pm — 10 Comments

lost beagle

Has anyone lost a white with brown patches beagle?  The dog was found in the street near Haverford Rd bridge.  He is very friendly and a neighbor in Milmont Park has taken him in from the cold.

Added by susan montella on March 2, 2014 at 1:29pm — 1 Comment

Winter Storm Watch, March 2-3, 2014

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Ridley Park for Sunday evening through Monday afternoon, March 2-3, 2014 for snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches and a trace of ice. Accumulating snow will especially impact Ridley Park for…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 1, 2014 at 6:24am — No Comments

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