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In response to State Representative Miccarelli's recent letter to all Ridley Park residents I want to say; "Mr. Miccarelli, stop meddling in Ridley Park Politics and do what you were supposed to be doing as our State Representative! Start securing monies for your constituents and stop taking credit for the sound barriers."
Nick, you continue to hide the Auditor's Report of the Borough's Budget that Ridley Park continues to overspend over a quarter of a millions dollars…Continue
I just received the Republican attack advertisement in my mail over the weekend - I’m not surprised. I’m not surprised how low the Ridley Park Republicans will go in their attempt to stop the residents of Ridley Park from voting for councilors who are United for Ridley Park.
"United for Ridley Park" is a collection of both Democrat and Republican residents who want to end the deception and strong-arm politics that have been running Ridley Park for far too many years. …Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Jared Brennan on February 10, 2017 at 8:32am — No Comments
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…Continue
Maripat, Mike, and I just wanted to sincerely thank all of you who came out and voted yesterday. The results of the election clearly show that you believe in our vision of what local government can be. There are so many amazing behind the scenes people that we need to thank and we know that you humbly accept our thanks.
We wanted three candidates to win, but we are so thrilled and honored that two of us were elected. The next two years, Mike, Dan, and I are going to…Continue
My campaign published the Republican majority's Auditor's report in our literature so the residents would know from the most informed, reputable, source, possible that financial irresponsibility is destroying Ridley Park. Soon after, residents received literature in the mailboxes blaming the Democrats for misleading the facts. The fact is both Democrats and Republicans and reporting the same bad numbers. And, the fact is the overspending numbers are from the Republican Majority…Continue
I was very concerned how the local Republican leader orchestrated our October Borough Council Meeting last night. I'm a long time Ridley Parker and I never have seen a council meeting where the Republican Party Leader has free reign to show off his monetary influence. I've witnessed first hand how much power this one person has to orchestrate our Borough Council.
We heard his speech. How he repeatedly mentioned IBEW 98, his name, and how much money his union gives to Ridley…Continue
A line was crossed while I was talking at Public Comment portion of tonight's Council meeting. The Mayor made a derogatory and ignorant comment about me that he didn't think I would hear. While I was actually talking about Code Enforcement , his comment, that he thought was under his breathe was, " Not this ___ ing idiot again. " The comment caught me totally of guard and, quite frankly, enraged me. I want to apologize if I came across as "losing it" briefly. I actually was so stunned…Continue
4.5 x 500 = -249 x 2
Will explain soon and you won't forget it.
I am Jared Brennan and I was born and raised in Ridley Park. Attended Ridley South Jr. High School and Ridley High School graduating in 1983. I attended West Chester University for a year and then worked for DHL Express for 23 years. I continue to pursue my Business degree at West Chester University. ( 9 credits to go ) I am currently employed by Schenker Inc, a Freight Forwarding Leader, globally. From 1983 until 2010 I coached lacrosse for The Ridley Youth (Folsom) and…Continue
I'm not sure many residents of Ridley Park knew about an interesting Zoning Meeting / Public Meeting that took place last week Apr 23. It was advertised in the newspaper as a public meeting regarding Steen Billboard on Ketchum Road ( Ron Wise Auto access road ). The billboard back on this property is the old traditional billboard as we knew them from the 70's -80's - and 90's. In layman's terms: a picture with several bright lights shining on it to illuminate the advertisement for traffic…Continue
A few months back, I posted a blog on Anthony Tartaglia, the Code Enforcer for Ridley Park Borough, "Code Enforcement - "Arrogant, Ignorant, impossible to work with"-- add to Financial Problems for RP". I hope people will read what I posted and compare it to tonight's council meeting (January 20, 2015 meeting). Another resident is experiencing the…Continue
There is no need to whisper, this is important and we must make a stand as residents!
I've been hearing many residents asking questions about how our Borough is dealing with The Acting Chief of Police hinting that he is positioning for a " long term " disability buy out! Many Police officers have advised that a memo was sent out explaining that our Acting Chief would be missing work due to residual health issues from a automobile accident that occurred in 2012.
Hi everyone, I was incorrect about when the council is to vote (if there is a vote ) when I stated today's date / meeting. I misinterpreted some information and it would make sense that if there was to be voting it MUST be done in public. They might not tell us what they are voting on, since this council majority does not offer information to us at all about any personnel issues. The vote will have to be at the December work shop meeting. Can't explain what this date was for at the…Continue
Added by Jared Brennan on November 24, 2014 at 10:28pm — No Comments
I heard that Council is going to be asked to make a decision that could affect ALL Ridley Park Residents this Monday November 24, 2014. Incase you are unaware of what is going on in this Police Personnel matter; one of our Police Officers is going to find out how the Council will vote for his future employment in Ridley Park Borough. The officer was injured in the line of duty when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver while responding to a call. The Officer has been on the police…Continue
Missing Person Alert! Bob Boland showed up at the council meeting tonight with his gang. We haven't seen Mr. Boland since the debacle of the Billboard that he orchestrated. Found out why he showed up. He was receiving numerous phone calls about the massive parking tickets that have been ordered by Clyde, our acting Chief. ( Is there any coincidence this action started after Bonnie was asked to resign? Retaliation? ) Over the past two weeks residents have been ticketed throughout…Continue
Have been personally hearing from contractors and receiving phone calls about Anthony Tartaglia Commonwealth Code Enforcement who handles the Ridley Park Borough Code Enforcement.
The emphatic and consistent words used to describe the borough's newly hired Code Enforcement subcontractor are, " arrogant, ignorant, impossible to work with, never shows up for scheduled times to inspect. Doesn't return phone calls, then shows up with an attitude when a follow up phone call is…Continue
Once again, with the aid of Bonnie and Clyde and other Ridley Park Borough employees, Parker Girl's neighbor has failed to convince a Judge in Common Pleas Court that she has damaged, or criminally damaged his property. This is the THIRD time that a separate Judge threw the claim out. When is this Political game going to end? I heard that Clyde (our Police Chief) showed up at the hearing in…Continue