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Yard Waste Wednesday

This week, the curbside collection of yard waste will be on Wednesday, July 1st beginning at 7:00 AM.  For resident affected by the storm last week, PECO crews have successfully removed branches, limbs, and trees from the Borough's electrical service, however debris cleanup on your property is a homeowner responsible.  



Due to last week’s storm event, Ridley Park's waste vendor expects a bigger than normal volume of waste material.  The Borough and our vendors have responded to…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on June 30, 2015 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Our Neighbors Have Decriminalized Marijuana, when's our turn?

Forget about tax free shopping in Delaware, last night, Governor Jack Markell signed the marijuana decriminalization bill into law making our neighbor to our south "The Small Wonder" the 20th state in the nation to decriminalize marijuana possession.



This new law makes possession of up to one ounce of marijuana  a civil violation that's punishable by a $100 fine, with no possibility of jail time.  Until passage of this law, possession of up to one ounce of marijuana was a…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on June 19, 2015 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Missing Cat, since June 15

RPOL member Maripat King is asking for help to find her precious Stanley. Stanley was last seen on Monday evening (June 15) on Johnson Ave in Ridley Park. Her owner thinks he may have gotten into someone's…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on June 18, 2015 at 12:43pm — 11 Comments

Heat Advisory for Ridley Park, June 12, 2015

The National Weather Service has issued …

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on June 12, 2015 at 11:26am — No Comments

Nominate an Environmental Hero

The 11th Annual CRC (Chester-Ridley-Crum) Awards Dinner will be held on November 5, 2015 at White Manor Country Club. The Awards Dinner is an opportunity to recognize the remarkable work of individuals and organizations who are making our watersheds better each day. The CRC Board will be selecting honorees…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on June 10, 2015 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Hillside Road Footbridge Project

Under the Transportation Alternatives Program, Ridley Park Borough received a $530,000 grant for the Hillside Road Pedestrian Safety Improvements. The Project consists of the construction of a walkway in Eastlake Park from Ridley Middle School around the Lower Lake Field to Hillside Road, the replacement…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on May 30, 2015 at 9:34am — 5 Comments

Ridley Park Welcomes New Borough Manager

Right before the Memorial Holiday weekend Ridley Park Borough Council voted to approve our new Borough Manager, William Stewart of Eddystone.  Stewart is currently the Borough President of Eddystone Borough Council.

The 5:1 vote to hire Stewart came with the absence of Council Member Samantha Snow and a single dissenting vote from councilman Dan Broadhurst. CM Broadhurst who told …

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on May 26, 2015 at 5:44pm — 5 Comments

Fish Kill at Ridley Park Lake

Another episode of dying fish at Eastlake Park in Ridley Park (The Lake) is happening today.  The episode was discovered yesterday evening and continues today.…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on May 18, 2015 at 12:30pm — 8 Comments

Fewer Spammers, Less Spam, Still Spam

It's been a while since RPOL's been spammed but today it happened again.  Today's spammer correctly answered all our test questions, flawlessly completed a captcha, gave us a legitimate email address, and I let them inside our network - who knew Hanifa would act like Brahmi. Thanks to the RPOL member who dialed me on the phone we stopped Hanifa's episode within 6 minutes.…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on May 6, 2015 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Sellers Ave Construction, May 1-15, Alternate Routes Suggested

Sellers Avenue between Riverview and Baldwin Avenues will be under construction with lanes restrictions for the first half of May so PECO can replace the gas main.

During the day from 9AM till 3PM, from May 1, to May 15, lane restrictions will be in effect and residents are advised to use alternate routes.

Added by RidleyParkOnline on April 28, 2015 at 9:27am — 2 Comments

Ridley Park honors crime solving police officers

At April's Council meeting, Mayor Hank Eberly presented citations of merit to Ridley Park Police Corporal John Morris and Detective Anthony Ruggieri for their exhaustive police work in …

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on April 23, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Parking Lot Curative Amendment Vote, Tue May 05

A Special Council meeting to rend an oral decision regarding Rose Tree Investors, LP’s Petition for a Curative Amendment has been rescheduled to May 5 during the Borough’s regular workshop meeting. The workshop meeting for May is on Tuesday, May 5, at 7:00 pm at the Borough Hall, 105 East Ward Street. 

The sole and specific purpose of the meeting is rending an oral decision with regard to the Rose Tree Investors, LP’s Petition Challenging the Validly of the Section 1408 (relating to…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on April 20, 2015 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

Taylor Hospice is Recruiting Volunteers

Taylor Hospice is recruiting volunteers who are interested in playing an active role in helping to provide comfort and support to our terminally ill patients and their families.

Volunteers may visit patients at their homes, in the community, in nursing facilities or at the Taylor Hospice Residence. Companionship, active listening, running small errands, baking cookies, reading, playing cards, watching TV or a movie or sharing other interests or hobbies are just a few of the…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on April 4, 2015 at 5:18am — No Comments

March Borough Council Meeting; copper wire thefts, Pot holes,

At March's Borough Council meeting, Cpl. John Morris of Ridley Park Police Department (RPPD) said that two vacant houses have been broken into and stripped of copper pipe and copper wire.  Corporal Morris urged residents to call 911 if they notice anything suspicious.  Corporal Morris is Acting Chief of Police for Ridley Park during the absence of Ridley Park's Acting Police Chief Mark Bascelli. The Council Meeting is reported by…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 23, 2015 at 1:35pm — 6 Comments

Ridley Park Democratic Committee Endorses Borough Council Candidates

The Ridley Park Democratic Committee has endorsed Mike Gale, Maripat King, and Jared Brennan (shown left to right) as…
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Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 16, 2015 at 4:41pm — 2 Comments

Ridley Park Council Deflects Questions about Absent Police Chief

At February's Borough Council meeting Borough Council members continued to field questions and deflect answers regarding the absence of a Police Chief in Ridley Park. Since January, Acting Police Chief Mark Bascelli has been on using his own earned time off for "medical leave."  Council President Berger told …

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 5, 2015 at 3:18pm — 18 Comments

Winter Storm Warning, 6"-12" snow Wed/Thur, March 4-5, 2015

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly Nj has issued a …

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 4, 2015 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Sellers Ave Hit-and-Run accomplice gets probation, plus some

Ty Winsheimer learned the hard way Monday that silence can be golden after Judge George Pagano tacked an additional two years of probation onto a sentence he had imposed against the man just minutes earlier.



Winsheimer, 31, of Ridley Park, had already received two years of probation after entering open guilty pleas to misdemeanor charges of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and conspiracy to tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with Adrienne McCrae for an…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on February 25, 2015 at 3:37pm — No Comments

January Council Meeting: Board Appointments, RPFD, RPPD

Ridley Park Borough Council President Bob Berger announced appointments to Ridley Park Borough's boards and commissions at Borough Council's January 20, 2015 meeting. The story is reported by …

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on February 21, 2015 at 10:58am — 3 Comments

Arctic Temperatures might set DelCo into the Record Books

Hat and gloves are in order today as Delaware County residents endure what National Weather Service meteorologists say could be record low temperatures for this time of year, with the wind child compounding the frigid factor.



“A wind chill advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frostbite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken,” warned the National Weather Service in a Hazardous Weather Outlook…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on February 21, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

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