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June 2014 Blog Posts (19)

Comcast TV Cable out

Am I only one without cable now going into 2nd + day?  Web says they are aware of the problem.  Phone says it will be fixed by...but they miss the deadline.  Anyone knows wha gives?

Added by Jml on June 27, 2014 at 6:31am — 1 Comment

Public Service issues - Borough Hall and Ridley Park's Police Chief

Someone please tell me why we have a borough manager.  I have left several phone messages and not one gets returned.  I have stopped in Borough Hall only to find that the borough manager arrives sometime after 11:00 am.  I have gone to Borough Hall to find the manager is out to lunch at 2:00 pm.  I returned to borough hall to find that she has not returned from lunch and its 4:30.   

Can someone tell me what we pay this person and why that position is even necessary if it is…

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Added by TRUE PARKER on June 26, 2014 at 10:30am — 26 Comments

Borough Budget

New to the site and, relatively, a newbie to the Borough.  Are the approved Annual Budgets available at the hall to the public so that we are advised of where the tax dollars are allocated?

 

Added by Curious Observer on June 25, 2014 at 6:14pm — 4 Comments

Lost Dog search brings about household burgularies

After a rash of attempted burglaries in the Milmont Park and Woodlyn areas, Ridley Township police are urging residents to lock their doors and be on the lookout for a suspicious white female who claims she is in search of her lost dog.

According to Ridley Township Police, she had been going door to door and knocking on the doors to see if anyone answers. When no one answers, the woman tries the door knob and enters if the door is unlocked.  When someone answers the door,…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on June 24, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Council ELITIST ALERT! Yard Sale Ordinance

One of the many Mr. Hickey rants at the council meeting the other night was about the borough enacting an ordinance that curtails a homeowner's ability to have a yard sale.   Once again the ones who want to enact an ordinance that limits our rights, don't have to abide by the same rules.   Are you kidding me that there is a "problem" with "Yard Sales" in Ridley Park?   Where?  The only one that I've seen that is not a problem is one where a property has been sold / or is…

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Added by Jared Brennan on June 21, 2014 at 9:19pm — 31 Comments

Ridley Park to tighten on abandoned and unkempt properties

Ridley Park Borough Council took steps to address abandoned or unkempt properties last week,  by announcing an abatement program that will be handled by A to U Services, Inc. of Sharon Hill. …

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on June 20, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Should the Ridley Park Borough Meeting carry a PG-13 Rating?

For those of you who missed last night's meeting (or for anyone who watched at home on Verizon with no sound)  you missed a change in the Public Comments portion of the meeting.  As unbelievable as it is, the same President, Bob Berger, who is so quick to bang his gavel, shout  and threaten to have people removed for questioning the budget or property lines, did nothing while Mr. Roy Hickey ranted, cursed repeatedly and called residents "Cry-babies" and "Whiners."   I cannot believe that Bob…

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Added by Michelle Vanella-Kudenko on June 18, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Ridley Park Heat Advisory, June 18, 2014

A heat advisory for Ridley Park by the National Weather Serviced remains in effect until 7PM this evening.



By mid afternoon today Ridley Park will experience the hottest temperatures of the year.  Temperatures will hold in the mid 90's along with high humidity which creates the potential for heat related illness. The previous sever thunderstorm warning…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on June 18, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST ACTOR GOES TO.................

The Ridley Park Republican's leader Roy Hickey.  

What a performance last night at the monthly council meeting.  That was so well staged that I think Bob Berger should get a nomination for Best Director.   Mr. Berger suddenly allowed Mr. Hickey about 15 minutes of assaulting and personal attacks on Larry Langguth and Charlie Marone, two business owners in the downtown district.  The political tones and direction of the insults were so obvious.  Not to mention Mr. Hickey's…

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Added by Jared Brennan on June 18, 2014 at 7:25am — 4 Comments

What is the date of the borough fireworks for Independence day?

Does anyone know whether the borough fireworks display at the lake is scheduled this year? Would it be July 4 or July 5?

Could not find it on the borough website

Added by Nina on June 15, 2014 at 6:04pm — 1 Comment

Five minutes to speak at council meetings

Recently.  Tim Devaney commented that if each resident is  allowed  five minutes to speak before  council then he would like to give his five minutes to Andy Furman.  AND as Tim said each of the residents could give their five minutes  to a person of theit choice.  What great plan!   We all know that when Andy goes to the podium he  asks important questions that deserve answers. The questions usually pertain to budget expenses  and methods of managment that council, unless pressed, doesn't…

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Added by jeanne frantz on June 12, 2014 at 3:00am — 21 Comments

Congratulations ParkerGirl

Just to let everyone know Ridley Park Borough lost another frivolous charge against a resident about a private property line issue.  One that a borough should NEVER have been involved in.  The borough Manager and Chief of Police decided to "take the law into their own hands" a while back and file "criminal charges" against a resident to appease another resident who they called "friend".   The President of Council was clearly on board with this practice to have the borough…

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Added by Jared Brennan on June 11, 2014 at 8:12pm — 6 Comments

What is the Borough spraying on us?

Wednesday night, June 4, 10:45 pm, a truck drove around the neighborhood of Recreation Park, Barker Street, Thayer, Park Street and Tasker, spraying something into the air.  A light rain was falling with more heavy rain predicted overnight.

WHAT IS THE BOROUGH SPRAYING? 

WHERE will they continue the spraying? 

WHEN will more spraying take place? 

WHAT are the health/safety risks to us as a result of exposure to unknown chemicals? 

Can we…

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Added by tim devabey on June 5, 2014 at 10:28am — 19 Comments

Jim Schreiber, 1937-2014

My neighbor and lifelong Ridley Parker Jim Schreiber, died on May 27, 2014 and he's surely one Parker most of us knew - and all of us will miss. Most of us knew Jim as the affable, smiling, bearded guy who owned County Saving Bank, and the one who walked his dogs around our borough spreading friendly conversation…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on June 4, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Family hopes for Hit & Run Justice

There are still no arrests six weeks after a teenager was struck by a hit-and-run driver at Sellers Avenue and Chester Pike in Ridley Park.  FoxPhilly followed up with the victim's family who is wanting an arrest and justice for what happened on April 21st.

Meanwhile, police said they’re closing in on putting the person responsible behind bars.

Fox 29's Drew Dickman spoke with victim’s family, who says they’re running out of patience.

It's been six weeks of agony…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on June 3, 2014 at 8:03am — No Comments

Car in Lake

Anyone know the story behind what happened?

Added by Kevin Pierce on June 3, 2014 at 6:44am — 3 Comments

Ridley Park in 360 view

Added by Charles Luyt on June 1, 2014 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Noise ordinance?

Is anyone aware of a noise ordinance for how early there can be loud noises on weekends?  I ask because of a hedge trimmer at 8:30 yesterday (Saturday) and a car being vacuumed at 9:00 this (Sunday) morning.  Seemed a shame to break the beauty of the early morning and/or wake up sleepers.

Of course my next step would be figuring out how to tell the "offender" about the ordinance....

Added by Rebecca Clemmer on June 1, 2014 at 9:18am — No Comments

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