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Ridley School District sets 3.1% cap on 2016-2017 Budget

At its January meeting, the Ridley School Board approved the Act 1 budget resolution for 2016-2017. This provides that the school district will not increase local property taxes in excess of the Act 1 Index.  The Act 1 index is set by the PA Department of Education and it presently set at 3.1%.



"By passing this resolution, our school district will not be eligible to apply for Act 1 exceptions that would allow us to exceed the Index," district superintendent Lee Ann Wentzel told…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on January 29, 2016 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Ridley T-Shirt Design Contest

Delaware County students are invited to design a new logo for the 2016 Ridley Run. The Ridley Run is a 5K Race beginning at the Eastern Delaware County Community YMCA and ending at the Ridley High School.



The event benefits the Community YMCA’s (CYEDC) Annual Support Campaign and the Ridley Educational Foundation (REF). This is a community-wide family event with runners and walkers of all ages taking part in this fundraiser.



All entries must adhere to the following…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on January 26, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Ridley Park Blizzard Warning Emergency in Effect

The Honorable Mayor of Ridley Park has issued a State of Emergency for Ridley Park and the National Weather Service In Mount Holly has issued a…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on January 21, 2016 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Winter Weather Advisory for Ridley Park for Jan 22-23, for 12-18" of Snow

The National Weather Service In Mount Holly has issued a…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on January 20, 2016 at 5:29pm — 1 Comment

Weekend Storm Jonas May Dump Heavy Snow on Ridley Park

The National Weather Service in Mt Holly NJ has issued a…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on January 20, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Prospect Medical Holdings take over plans for Crozer-Keystone Health System

Crozer-Keystone Health System and Prospect Medical Holdings, Incannounced Friday, January 8 that they have entered into a definitive agreement for the health system to be…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on January 11, 2016 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Ridley Park Christmas Tree Recycling

Ridley Park Borough will collect used Christmas trees on the first three Wednesday's of January 2016.  January 6, 13, 20.

Since the Christmas tree recycling project was initialted by Bob Berger in 2009, it's been an annual part of Ridley Park's effort to go green. 

Used Christmas…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on January 2, 2016 at 10:33am — No Comments

2016 Streams Cleanup

The 19th Annual CRC Streams Cleanup will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2016.



CRC volunteers have removed over 600,000 pounds of trash. Be part of the solution by joining the Clean Streams Team this spring.



Details on cleanup sites and registration will be available in February on our…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on December 29, 2015 at 1:10pm — 1 Comment

New Ridley Park Police Chief

Congratulations to Ridley Park's new Police Chief Robert "Bobby" Frazier. Frazier's been a 20 year law enforcement veteran with service in Yeadon, and Ocean City, N.J. before coming to Ridley Park. Frazier booked-up at Lycoming College, tagged his master's from St. Joe's and learned the basics at Delaware County and the Cape May County's Police Academies. 

46 year old…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on December 18, 2015 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

16 Wins and Zero Defeats for Michael Capozzoli

For the 16th time in a row Michael Capozzoli was reelected president of the Ridley School Board. His vice president, Beverly Kapanjie, was elected to her ninth term.



 Capozzoli's been with the School Board 38 years and taught sixth grade at Leedom Elementary. Kapanjie is a retired business owner. The other recently reelected School Board members are Michael Capozzoli, Beverly Kapanjie, Christine McMenamin, George Dawson, and Harry McElwee.



Cynthia Cherkas stays the…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on December 17, 2015 at 12:00pm — 17 Comments

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at Barnstormers

The Barnstormers are performing Barbara Robinson’s Christmas classic “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”  This classic Christmas story of painfully misbehaved children and a couple struggling to put on a Christmas pageant and their hilarious confrontation with the Christmas story.



The cast includes several local families, youth and adults many of whom will be appearing for the first time on stage. …

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on December 8, 2015 at 11:06am — No Comments

2016 Preliminary Ridley Park Budget - No Real Estate Tax Increase

At this point, Ridley Park's preliminary budget shows no-tax-increase for 2016.  No decision has been made yet on the trash and sewer fees, however Council voted at the November meeting to maintain the current real estate tax at 8.14 mills. For homeowners, this equates to $814 in tax for every $1,000 of assessed property value.



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Added by RidleyParkOnline on December 4, 2015 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

Donators support Ridley Park Police's Heroin Education Program

The Taylor Community Foundation donated $3,800 to Ridley Park Police to continue of the department’s heroin education in local schools. The hard-hitting, gut wrenching all too real program looks to impress kids with the dangers of using heroin. The program is headed by Corporals Robert Frazier and James Nasella of the Ridley Park Police Department.  The officers visit local schools and tell the kids first hand, factual…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 30, 2015 at 11:01am — No Comments

2016 Ridley Park Census - Complete your Census online

2016 Ridley Park Census is necessary to accurately calculate and evaluate the correct Per Capita Tax.

Ridley Park Residents are asked to comply by November 15.



Ridley Park Residents can drop off the physical form at Langguth's or Borough Hall.…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 26, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Ridley Park: A Homey Enclave and Leave It To Beaver-ville

If Ridley Park were the first Philadelphia area community you had ever visited - a father's job interview at Boeing in the early 1960s - you are overtaken by remembrances of things past.

Realtor Nicole Ritchie describes the borough of Ridley Park as "a cluster of residential, commercial and…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 12, 2015 at 2:06pm — 31 Comments

Dangerous Weather for Ridley Park the next 7 days

The National Weather Service in Mt Holly has issued a weather advisory that a dangerous weather pattern is developing for Ridley Park over the next several days. In addition to the 1-2 inches of rain from last night's rainfall, an additional 4 to 10 inches of rain are possible over the next 7 days. Some…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on September 30, 2015 at 8:52pm — 2 Comments

2015 Borough Council Candidates Forum

This is the moderated Candidates Forum

Only 2015 Borough Council Candidates Can Post!

 

Each candidate for the office of Borough Council in Ridley Park, PA in the November 2015 election is invited to post up to a 1000 word platform introduction, a campaign video and pictures about themselves and their reason for running for the office Borough Council Member in Ridley Park. Candidates may also pose…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on September 29, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

2015 Borough Council Candidate Debate

Three open seats on Borough Council are before the residents of Ridley Park in the November 2015 election.  Electing three Borough Council members is a very serious decision regarding the future direction of Ridley Park.

RPOL offers Borough Council candidates from both parties a free an open forum to present their candidacy. The Candidates Forum…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on September 29, 2015 at 8:30pm — 15 Comments

Pay RP Parking Tickets Online, in person, or by snail mail

It's now possible to pay Ridley Park Parking tickets online. Police Department tickets are normally available to pay online 12 hours after issuance.…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on September 4, 2015 at 12:27pm — 2 Comments

RPPD Hires Three additional Part Time Officers

Ridley Park Police Department welcomes three graduates of the Delaware County Municipal Police Academy as new part-time officers.

Added this month were Michael Dolan of Ridley Park, Aaron Kisela of Swarthmore and Nicholas Maraini of Marple Twp.  Officers Dolan and Maraini are DelCo Deputy Sheriffs and Kisela's a part-time Upland cop and an EMT with Aston-Beechwood Fire Co.  Officer Maraini's a master's degree student at West Chester University.

RPOL welcome our…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on September 4, 2015 at 12:09pm — No Comments

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