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October 2012 Blog Posts (16)

21 seek shelter at Ridley Middle School

A total of 21 people spent the night Monday at the American Red Cross shelter set up at Ridley Middle School, writes Correspondent Barbara Ormsby for the DelCo Times.  The shelter was set up to house evacuees fleeing Hurricane Sandy.

“By 10:55 a.m. Tuesday, operations were…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 31, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Ridley Park Sidesteps Sandy's wrath

On a just at daylight ride around the Borough this morning is was obvious that Ridley Park sidestepped Sandy's destructive wrath.  There were a few dozen small pine branches on the ground in Recreation Park (ABC Field), a large downed limb across Glenock Road, a few small branches came down on Park and East Ridley Ave's, and a couple of blow-over smaller trees. Escaping any…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 30, 2012 at 8:58am — No Comments

So how well did you come through the storm?

Here in the 3rd precinct our lights flickered a couple of times but we did not lose power.

I was pleased to see persons both official and unofficial clearing storm drains at different points in the event (I myself moved a few handfuls of leaves last night).

Haven't been out yet today to see about downed limbs, although I know there was one down the street in someone's yard (police vehicles were out last evening).

I hope you came through it ok!

Added by Rebecca Clemmer on October 30, 2012 at 8:15am — 3 Comments

"Frankenstorm Sandy" is coming!

Tropical Storm Sandy is coming up the coast and the forecast is not favorable to our area.  We are supposedly in her direct path.  High winds and heavy rain are in the forecast.  The Ridley Park Emergency Management Coordinator has called for a meeting tonight for all emergency and borough personnel to go over our specific plan of action.  I will bring all pertinent information to RP Online once we have completed the meeting.  (7pm schedule tonight).   Emergency shelter locations, etc.. …


Added by Jared Brennan on October 28, 2012 at 1:38pm — 5 Comments

ALERT - Ridley Park Tropical Storm Warning

Ridley Park Borough and the National Weather Service have issued a

Tropical Storm Warning for Ridley Park.

Tropical Cyclone Sandy is expected to evolve into a powerful storm that

will deliver damaging winds and flooding rains to Ridley Park late

Sunday through Monday evening and possibly into Tuesday.

RidleyParkOnline has established a …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 27, 2012 at 9:55am — 1 Comment

Blighted Properties Draw Ridley Park Council's Attention

Ridley Park's Borough Manager Dawn Human tells RPOL that "Ridley Park's Council and our Highway Department are doing our best to amp up the beauty of fall and address resident concerns."

In the October Newsletter to RPOL Human said "Our staff is cleaning out…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 24, 2012 at 10:07pm — 5 Comments

How Ridley Park Borough Staff & Council are Serving You Better Than Ever

In her October Status Report article "How Your Borough Staff & Council Is Serving You Better Than Ever," Borough Manager Dawn Human writes "A tremendous amount of effort and coordination goes into the running of Ridley Park."

"Other towns may be larger. Some communities have significantly higher budgets, but few can match the hometown feel, clean streets, beautiful parks and personal service that Ridley Park offers.

An important part of that service is our…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 24, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Part Time Ridley Park Police Testing Underway

The Ridley Park Borough Council is preparing to select at least two new part time police officers from the pool of applicants currently undergoing testing writes Dawn Human, Ridley Park's Borough Manager.

"The Ridley Park Civil Service Commission is conducting the testing which began with an application submission in August, written and physical exam in…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 24, 2012 at 9:20pm — No Comments

Spam messages from Ridley Park Borough

I came across two emails in my spam box from rick@firecompanies.com and what caught my attention was their subject lines were titled "Ridley Park Borough Newsletter." The reason for this blog is to offer a few elementary suggestions to our Borough on how they should be communicating with our residents in the digital age.

First and foremost, every piece of electronic literature and correspondence from the borough should come from the Borough's domain address…


Added by Howard McCoy on October 23, 2012 at 6:54pm — 5 Comments

Ridley Park asks residents to recycle more and trash less

With tipping fees going up a “considerable amount” in 2013 at Delaware County’s trash transfer stations, council member Samantha Snow, community resources committee chairman, had this comment for corespondent Barbara Ormsby of the DelCo Daily Times at council’s October…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 21, 2012 at 7:41pm — 2 Comments

PUBLIC MEETING for Sellers Avenue Bridge Project.

The borough was informed late last week that there will be a Public Meeting to share information on the Sellers Avenue Bridge Project by PennDot and other involved parties.  Thursday November 15 from 6 to 8 pm at Borough Hall 2nd Floor.  Please make a note and try to attend.  Hopefully all information will be shared with the Residents and Business Owners.


Added by Jared Brennan on October 21, 2012 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Ridley Park councilwoman claims equipment tampering at televised meetings

Councilwoman Sue Murtha’s allegations at a recent meeting that the volume of the televised council meetings is turned down when she is speaking at a meeting drew a sharp response from members of the telecommunications committee, whom Murtha said was a “rogue” committee.

Writing for the DelCO Daily Times, correspondent …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 18, 2012 at 4:34pm — 3 Comments

Disgusted Republican Councilor

What an absolute disgrace was displayed last night at the council meeting.  I am embarrassed to be a Republican, but more importantly a resident.  The Jerry Springer mentality that has taken over members of committees and council members is despicable.  Committee people lying and making false accusations, childishly slamming doors to make statements, and causing an immature scene were the norm last night at the council meeting.  Please know this is your Republican Party in Ridley Park.  It…


Added by Jared Brennan on October 17, 2012 at 11:51pm — 22 Comments

Ridley Park's Unofficial Borough Website

It's hasn't gone without notice that the leadership in Ridley Park Borough have taken to advertising the "Official Borough Website" on a piece of cardboard at our monthly Borough Council meetings.

Putting aside any tip or criticism about website advertising in the digital age, that cardboard sign must mean that somewhere else there's an "unofficial Borough Website" the leadership is worried about.  And with a quick search on any search engine, the leader on the Internet for…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 11, 2012 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Ridley Park artist Amelia Furman opens her doors

October will bring opportunities to meet three unique Delaware County artists and look inside their studios writes Margie Royal for the DelcoNew Network. All three are award-winning artists whose works are…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 10, 2012 at 7:46pm — No Comments

Ridley Park residents voice more concerns over Sellers Avenue Bridge reconstruction

Ridley Park Borough resident Andy Furman, at borough council's Sept. 18 meeting, asked council if raising the Sellers Avneue bridge over Amtrak's right-of-way three feet higher when the bridge is replaced will have any impact on businesses on the south side of the bridge.

  “What impact would that have on businesses such as the Gas Light (restaurant) and the dry cleaners?” Furman asked as…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 10, 2012 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

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