Ridley Park Online

Ridley Park's Online Digital Community

All Blog Posts (945)

Running stop signs near Ridley Middle School.

Just want to bring this safety issue to the attention of parents that there are people running the stop signs. They aren't driving slow either, doing 25mph or better. RPPD is aware of this. Also PSP have been notified about this.

Added by Kenneth Harper on May 5, 2017 at 1:47pm — 9 Comments

Delco Times Article Regarding Dwindling Number of Volunteer Firefighters

Volunteer Firefighters Needed

RPFD is always seeking volunteers.  To join, stop by the station before 7:00pm on Thursday nights, or stop up when you hear the siren.  You can also visit the "join us" section of our website, www.rpfd.com.

We pay for all training and fire gear.  All we ask from you is your time.…


Added by Ridley Park Fire Company on April 29, 2017 at 5:44pm — No Comments

Nick Miccarelli Scared about November already

I saw the below post on Nick's Facebook page and when I replied to it, he had it deleted and removed.  So here is my reply that Nick didn't want you to see:

"Some councilors" on council as Nick proclaims:  Dan Broadhurst, Mike Gale, and myself voted for the 2017 budget, but what we wanted the residents to know was that there are concerns that are red flags to our "non- political" opinions. We never said the finances are in bad shape.  We know when we are borrowing from one…


Added by Jared Brennan on April 25, 2017 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Foxes and cats

Please don't let your cats run loose at night. Twice in the past two weeks I have heard cats crying and howling and later saw a fox in the area of Kenny St. and East Ridley Ave. Around one AM. The fox had not caught anything. But it is disturbing.........

Added by Mark on April 11, 2017 at 1:37am — No Comments

Foxes and cats

Please don't let your cats run loose at night. Twice in the past two weeks I have heard cats crying and howling and later saw a fox in the area of Kenny St. and East Ridley Ave. Around one AM. The fox had not cought any thing. But it is disturbing.........

Added by Mark on April 11, 2017 at 1:26am — 2 Comments


As I recall, a few years ago Borough Council revised Codes and hired a Code Enforcement team so that, as President Berger stated "now we can move on these properties." This meant the Borough has capability to correct "code violations" involving private properties, and Berger intended to make it happen.  That was then; this is now...

Check out the accompanying photo.  This is the first thing one sees as one enters the Borough on Swarthmore Ave.

How many "Code Violations"…


Added by tim devabey on April 4, 2017 at 11:53am — 1 Comment

Ridley Park Business District

Ridley Parkers, 

Attached is a conceptual design for a redevelopment proposal for the downtown Business District of Ridley Park. This plan was presented to R.P. Borough council as a template for redevelopment by Sora Northeast, a Master Redeveloper from Sewell, NJ. Borough Council has held several meeting with representatives from Sora Northeast, which…


Added by Dan Broadhurst on February 25, 2017 at 12:52pm — 2 Comments

Charade of Nay Sayers at Council Meeting - SORA Revitalization Proposal

Tonight's council meeting turned into a comical charade of "nay sayers" trying to create an atmosphere of fear and misinformation in regards to the proposed revitalization in the business district by Sora , a real estate Investment firm. 

After several past public meetings with SORA, the next logical step was to have the Business Owners meet with SORA to answer questions and concerns.  This took place in Borough Hall on Thursday Feb 16.  The owners wanted a meeting where they…


Added by Jared Brennan on February 22, 2017 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

Verizon Installing Fios - Complaints by Residents

We've been receiving numerous complaints from residents on Hillside Road and Burk Avenue regarding Verizon's installation of Fios to these neighborhoods.  Any rightfully so. 

Seems that Verizon has filed the necessary requests with the Borough of Ridley Park to "open the street" for installation of Fios.  Whenever a utility company wants to get access to the "right of way" along the streets to install their lines or equipment, they must advise and request permission from the…


Added by Jared Brennan on February 10, 2017 at 8:32am — No Comments


February 6, 2017


At a Public Meeting of the Shade Tree Commission (STC), Chairman John Hosbach asked me if I had "bashed the Shade Tree Commission on Ridley Park Online (RPOL)."  John had been prompted by another member of the Commission to ask me that question because that is how he/she interprets some comments I posted on RPOL. 

Since I was challenged in a Public Forum, I will respond in this Public Forum.  I will also reply directly to Chairman…


Added by tim devabey on February 7, 2017 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Dedicated Ridley Park Weather Station

I installed a professional weather station to monitor the weather conditions at my home in Ridley Park and to broadcast my data...it's nothing new to want to freely share weather data.  

For 100's of years fans of weather have stepped out their back door and made observations on the weather around them, used instruments, and made their observations know…


Added by Howard McCoy on January 30, 2017 at 12:30pm — 9 Comments


Jared's description about Borough Manager and the strong political influences of the Party leader and State rep. also apply to the School Boards in Del. County, including Ridley School District. How do you think that district administrators and teachers get hired, despite "sealed" files from previous employment by other school districts ?

The voting public need to demand transparency AND integrity from borough, school district, county, state, and national representatives - all…


Added by Lynne Leach on January 22, 2017 at 11:18am — 1 Comment

Ridley Park Borough Managers' Job Title vs. Ridley Park Borough Managers' Job

A Borough Manager's job description is broad and expansive.  Constantly changing and ever challenging, the many duties of a Borough Manager include: keeping the financial status of a borough current and accurate ( transparent to all ), constantly search for grants and financial opportunities in the borough's interest, preparing financial reports, working with auditors (state and local) to maintain financial protocol, answering residents concerns, following up on complaints and resident…


Added by Jared Brennan on January 21, 2017 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Council meeting

Why can't I get Tuesday's council meeting on at 7:00 pm tonight. Did we not pay are bill? Or doesn't council want us to see what happen to BM?

Added by Sandy on January 19, 2017 at 7:52pm — No Comments

Tasmania, Australia

Been in Tasmania the last few days seeing some of the interesting sights they have here. Went to Cradle Mountain for the day, got to see the amazing Tasmanian devil.  Quite small little animal, got to watch some younger ones being fed. Very entertaining to see which one is the strongest & meanest one.

Added by Kenneth Harper on January 19, 2017 at 6:29pm — 2 Comments

Wanted: Ridley Park Borough Manager...again

In a stew that's been brewing for sometime, current Borough Manager William Stewart added his name to the growing list of EX Ridley Park Borough Managers. 

Stewart added his name to the EX-list at January's Borough Council meeting through a resignation notice that was not accepted by all Council Members (CM).  CM's Broadhurst, Gale, and Brennan voted against…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on January 18, 2017 at 1:30pm — 26 Comments

Work trucks on street

Does anyone know the rule for parking a work truck on the street? I've had a Comcast can out front of my home for 72 hours and this is not the first time. It's very frustrating because it not only takes up a spot in front of my home but it blocks my view when I back out of my driveway.

Added by Lauren O'Doherty on January 13, 2017 at 6:54pm — 10 Comments

First snow of 2017 in Ridley Park

Ridley Park had the first measurable snowfall of 2017 last night.  The official amount so far for 2017 is 0.9 inches according to the National Weather Service.

Tomorrow...an offshore storm may track close enough to bring another covering of snow along the i-95 corridor.  Accumulations…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on January 6, 2017 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Unknown construction?

What's happening between the Acme Shopping Center and the train tracks?  There is usually much discussion after something is completed.  Wouldn't it be nice to know ahead of time.

Added by jean marie lyon on December 23, 2016 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Monthly Archives












© 2020   Created by RidleyParkOnline.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service