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An End to Dangerous Chemical contacts at Ridley Park's Lake

Former Ridley Park Borough Council member Jeanne Frantz took present Council Member Jim Glenn to task over the absence of warning signs when human-dangerous herbicides are sprayed at The Lake to control invasive weeds along the shore line.

At the October 21st Council Meeting Frantz told Glenn that the public needs to be warned about…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 28, 2014 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Ridley Park Fire Company - Answering the Call

The Ridley Park Fire Company (RPFD) protects more than 8000 residents and employees in Ridley Park Borough. Through mutual aid assignments, RPFD also provides fire suppression and rescue services to our…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 24, 2014 at 9:00am — No 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…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 22, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Canine without a Contract and DelCo SWAT Competition

For the second year, Delaware County’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) will participate in a challenge and training event, which is designed to test the physical, technical and decision making skills required in critical operations. And for the second time this month, Ridley Park's unofficial new police canine hits the news as a done-deal for Ridley Park without an official vote by Borough Council.

At October's Ridley Park Borough Council Workshop meeting Borough Council…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 17, 2014 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Special Borough Council Meeting Oct 20, 2014

A Special Council meeting will take place on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Borough Hall, 105 East Ward Street, for the specific purposes of 1) holding a final determination hearing In Re: Heart and Lung Hearing for Officer Theodore Woolery; and 2) addressing any other personnel matters which may come before Council for discussion and/or action.

All persons wishing to be heard may appear before Council at the Borough of Ridley Park.…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 17, 2014 at 6:38am — 3 Comments

Ridley Education Foundation grants

The Ridley Education Foundation recently presented a total of $16,130 in new and renewal grants to teachers in the Ridley School District. The grants fund programs proposed by teachers that are not covered in the school district budget. Funds are raised privately by the foundation. The story is by Barbara Ormsbyfor the…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 15, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Missed Romance at the Ridley Park WaWa

There are perfect romantic moments when the excitement clouds our brain and we forget what to do next. I found this romantic faux pas on Craigslist where a 45 years old gentleman is looking for his WaWa interests.

"You were having trouble w the gas pump at Ridley Park Wawa. Blonde, perfect teeth, beautiful smile. You were in a Kia and asked me how to operate the pump handle, and I didn't ask…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 13, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Ridley Park's hires new K-9 officer

Despite repeated declines by Borough Council a few years back, Ridley Park's Police Chief is back in the news after training and hiring a new K-9 police dog for Ridley Park's Police Department. 

The sixteen-month-old tail wagging new…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on October 11, 2014 at 8:00am — 19 Comments

String of Officer Suicides Rattles DelCo's Police

In the aftermath of a third Delaware County police officer suicide in less than 4 weeks, RPOL reminds our members how important it can be to know our Ridley Park's police officers, to talk with them, and to tell them how much we appreciate their protection in our town; you might just make a friend.

While police officers are supposed to be strong and nearly invincible when they wear their bullet proof vest, sidearm, and uniform, the self-inflicted death of a Darby Borough…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on September 26, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Ridley Middle School Student Adbuction

Ridley Park Police are continuing their investigating into an incident that happened on Tuesday morning involving a female Ridley Middle School student who was allegedly abducted into the back of a white van during her walk to school.

According to CBS Philly, the student's 22-year-old uncle, Kevin Ryan, said in an exclusive interview that the incident happened at the intersection of West Rodgers and Harrison streets in Ridley Park as she was walking alone to school. His niece, a…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on September 17, 2014 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

Favorite Dish Competition at Ridley Park Farmers Market

On Thursday, September 18, at the weekly Farmer's Market the Taylor Community Foundation (TCF) will sponsor their first “Favorite Dish Competition.”  Judges sign up at the TCF booth on Thursday and tasters must be 13yrs or older. Tastings begin at 5PM.

There are $50 gift certificate from Cipolloni Catering, Aria Mediterranean Cuisine, Rigatoni’s Pasta and Grill, Casey’s Saloon and Grill, Double Decker Pizza and Talluto’s Authentic Italian Food.

For …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on September 16, 2014 at 9:01am — No Comments

Ridley Teachers picket before back-to-school night

About 150 members of the Ridley Education Association, wearing grey t-shirts with the REA logo, walked down Dupont Street from Swarthmore Avenue to the sidewalk in front of Ridley Middle School on Tuesday night, carrying a variety of signs letting the public know the teachers are working without a contract. The sful story is reported for the …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on September 10, 2014 at 8:39am — No Comments

RP Fire Company seeking members

If you live in the Ridley Park area and you've always wanted to be a volunteer firefighter - now is your time to help out when membership is at a low point.

Many members have moved out of Ridley Park and the Ridley Park Fire Company is in need of replacements. No experience is necessary and RPFC will provide all training.

You have to be at least 14…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on September 4, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Ridley Park Targets aggressive drivers

Over the Labor Day weekend through Sept 14 Ridley Park Police will target aggressive drivers as part of a special enforcement initiative on Chester Pike. RPPD is one of 330 municipal agencies who will participate in the two week program, along with the Pennsylvania State Police.

Pennsylvania's Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project aims to…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on August 29, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

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 — 1 Comment

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