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RP Council approves Comprehensive Town Plan

Ridley Park Council Aug. 19 approved the borough's comprehensive plan after a public hearing that preceded the council meeting.

After the meeting council president Bob Berger said he was proud of the work that the Comprehensive Planning Task Force did, along with the staff of the Delaware County Planning Department, including Sam Haber and Michael Sidrak. Berger said the process on the road to a comprehensive plan began 20 months ago.  Berger spike to …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on August 23, 2014 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Battling Spam on RPOL

I've made a small change to our network to try and reduce the frequency of spammers we've been seeing on RPOL.  The latest flock of spammers have entered our network by following the ways of legitimate members; correct answer our test questions, a correct captcha and a legitimate email address.  

The purpose of spamming us with advertisements is to elevate the relevance of their product with the 10-16 search engine robots that cruise RPOL's content everyday.

For the…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on August 7, 2014 at 1:48pm — 1 Comment

RP seeks safe route to school funds

At the July 31 Ridley Park Borough Council meeting, held a little more than two weeks after the regularly scheduled meeting was cancelled because of a lack of a quorum, councilman Paul Mattus said the borough is seeking a grant through the Transportation Assistance Program for walking route improvements to Ridley Middle School from areas west of Ridley Park Lake.

Mattus said the federal government would cover 80 percent of the plan to provide a safe route to school for middle…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on August 6, 2014 at 3:37pm — No Comments

5K Run scheduled at The Lake for Sept 14

The HEADstrong Foundation’s “Run The Park 5K” will be held at The Lake in Ridley Park on Sept 14.  The "Run in the Park 5K" will raise funds to promote blood-cancer awareness, honor those in the fight against the disease and raise funds to support programs and services offered by the foundation.

The story is reported by Barbara Ormsby for the…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on July 30, 2014 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Borough squeezing its cheeks over yard sales

When council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday night, next week, it will consider approving an ordinance requiring permits for yard sales, establish a time for removal of yard sale signs and regulate the number of such sales that will be permitted in one year.

“We are trying to encourage people to take the ordinance in the essence of which it is offered,” said borough manager Dawn Marie Human. “We have had complaints, about one site in particular, where people have been having yard…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on July 11, 2014 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Faulty Fountains in Ridley Park, England cause problem

In Irony from across the sea it seems that Ridley Park's everywhere are experiencing difficulties with their water fountains this summer. In Ridley Park, Blyth, Northumberland, England, unhappy families have slammed their county council for failing to get a popular water feature up and running this summer.

According to …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on July 11, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Duo Nabbed for Sellers Ave Hit and Run

Delaware County law enforcement authorities  have arrested two people in connection with a hit-and-run crash in Ridley Park on Sellers Avenue in April that critically injured a teenage boy riding his bicycle.

After an intense, ten-week investigation that covered three states, police have arrested…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on July 9, 2014 at 5:22pm — 4 Comments

RPAC Fishing Tournament

Blue skies, mild temperatures, calm waters. Could a fisherman ask for anything more? Well yes, how about fish that were biting.

“We didn’t catch anything, but we’re not giving up,” said Lois Manini as she sat on the shores of Ridley Park Lake Saturday with her young daughter, Maria Fiscaro. The…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on July 8, 2014 at 10:40am — No 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,…


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


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

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…


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

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…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on June 4, 2014 at 11:30am — 3 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…


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

Zoning Board side steps Hetzel billboard - not their job

Ridley Park's Zoming Board denying an appeal by a group of residents concerning the building permit to Lockridge Outdoor Advertising Inc. for the billboard in Hetzel Park. …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on May 23, 2014 at 8:51am — No Comments

Mother Day Extraordinaire

From Ridley Park to national television, the Mother's Day story of a 4th grade St James Regional School student has touched the lives of mom's and families across America. From NBS news comes this story of love and caring about mom on Mother's Day.

“My mom is really brave because five years ago, my dad was…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on May 13, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

CDCA Bond Downgrade

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has lowered its rating on the Central Delaware County Authority, which pipes waste water out of 10 townships and boroughs, two full notches, to A- from A+. Analyst Alexander Vargas cited "inadequate" revenues to cover its debt service, and a practice of using working capital to make bond payments, since the authority borrowed money for sewer upgrades four years ago. …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on May 13, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

State Pot Hole Funds Land in Ridley Park

The Borough has been blessed by the Commonwealth with more than 13K from the state's liquid fuels tax. The fund is normally returned to communities like Ridley Park for road repairs and this season an extra 3500's been added specifically as a supplement to repair pot holes from this winter.

The story is reported in the DelCoTimes by…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on April 24, 2014 at 9:28am — No Comments

Ridley Park Police ask for help with Cyclist Hit and Run

Ridley Park Police are asking for help in their efforts to locate the driver of a hit and Run on Chester Pike and Sellers Avenue on Monday night, April 21. Around 10:50PM an 18 year old Ridley Township youth was riding, or walking his bicycle across Chester Pike when he was struck by a gray or silver pickup truck.

The striking vehicle was described as an older model truck, possibly a 1997-2003 Ford F-150…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on April 22, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Council Member at Loggerheads with Ridley Park Resident

Ridley Park Council vice president Jim Glenn and Pomeroy Street resident Andy Furman clashed at council's April 15 meeting over the protocol for the public comment portion of the meeting. DelCoTimes correspondent Barbara Ormsby was there and she files this account.

Glenn told Furman public comment was just that, public comment, and not a time to ask questions of council members. Glenn said Furman should forward his questions to the appropriate person on council and limit his time…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on April 17, 2014 at 11:30am — 14 Comments

A great place to catch fish - Ridley Park Lake

It's spring and to anglers that means only hip boots, hook, line and sinkers.  Casting a line and waiting for a bite is one of the most relaxing activities you can do on the banks of Ridley Lake.  Leo Sheng of …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on April 3, 2014 at 8:35am — No Comments

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