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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. 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

Ridley Park Parking Permits

Ridley Park Parking Permit forms are available …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on April 2, 2014 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Barnstormers Jammin with "Jesus Christ Superstar"

Kicked gloriously into high gear from the very start by the ensemble band (Robert Diton, Director, keyboard; Caty Butler, bass; Max Dabby, horn; Colin Davis, trumpet; Kevin Hutter, saxophone; Daniel Kitching, guitar/keyboard; Andrew Mauro, lead guitar; Christopher Tolomeo, drum), who amped up the audience opening night, the intensity heightening as the vocal…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on April 2, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Ridley Park Historical Society - a slice from our past

There's a new website in Ridley Park and the content makes the Ridley Park Historical Society website a compelling read for all Parkers looking for a true sense of the rich history that is Ridley Park. 

The …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on April 1, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Billboard Variance to raise Billboard Height

The zoning hearing board will meet at 7 pm Thursday on an application by H.A. Steen Industries Inc. seeking a variance to increase the height of an existing outdoor advertising billboard at 708 Ketchum Ave.

Barbara Ormsby of the …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on April 1, 2014 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

RPSC Breaking the Swim Club Membership Model

Thinking out of the box, Ridley Park Swim Club (RPSC) has redefined the notion of summer swim club membership. RPSC's ground breaking membership plan now allows weekend and monthly memberships as option for new members*. Absolutely perfect for working DINKS, this innovative plan is expected to increase the…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 29, 2014 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Ridley Park Swim Club to pay 750K in lawsuit

A Philadelphia woman was recently awarded $750,000 by a jury in a civil suit for injuries she sustained while visiting Ridley Park Swim Club in 2010, part of a combined $1.1 million settlement and award obtained by attorney John Lord. …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 28, 2014 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Billboards, Potholes and a Sewer machine; Sore topics at March Borough Council meeting

Ridley Park resident Mike O'Brien questioned the borough council at its March 18 meeting about the safety of a ladder resting at the top of the controversial billboard in Hetzel Park, not far from his Stull Road home. O'Brien is among a group of residents who have been critical about the placement last fall of the billboard in a residential…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 21, 2014 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Ridley Middle School Student's mission with our Flag

When Ridley Middle School sixth-grader Ethan McKellar brought his concerns about improper flag etiquette in the school district to the Ridley School Board meeting last December, he was asked by district Superintendent Lee Ann Wentzel to undertake the task to remedy the situation. Correspondent Barbara …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 20, 2014 at 7:43am — No Comments

Public Notice - Ridley Park Comprehensive Plan Public Meeting

Public Notice Ridley Park Comprehensive Plan Public Meeting Notice is hereby given that the Borough of Ridley Park will hold a Public Meeting on Thursday, March 26th at 6:30 p.m. at the Ridley Park Municipal Building, 105 East Ward Street, Ridley Park, PA 19078.

The meeting will be conducted by the Ridley Park Planning Commission and will take place prior to the regularly scheduled meeting of the Commission. The purpose of the Public Meeting is to present an overview and discuss…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 19, 2014 at 8:49am — 12 Comments

Vacation Home Check

One of the many great services provided to us by the RPPD is the free home and property-check when Ridley Parkers and Parkers vacation away from home.

You can submit your…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 15, 2014 at 6:44am — No Comments

Ann Forsyth - Ridley Park's License Plate Lady

Coming through Ridley Park or Ridley Township, passers-by see her often. “The License Plate Lady” many call her because “word on the street” is the woman with the binoculars occupies her time by looking at license plates on the cars and trucks driving by. For decades, she has sat on different corners around town, in all kinds of…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 14, 2014 at 6:19am — No Comments

Rail Safety in Delco and in Ridley Park

Liquid gold is rumbling into Delaware County. Black gold, you might call it.

It’s called Bakken crude, and it’s fueling the economic rebirth of refineries up and down the Delaware River.

It’s also fueling something else: Fear of a catastrophic spill or worse, an explosion and fire the likes of which killed 47 people in Quebec, Canada, and another that caused millions in damage in North Dakota. This is a…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 13, 2014 at 11:47am — 2 Comments

Pothole Repair: Robbing Peter to Pay Paul in Ridley Park

Just as the Philadelphia region was expected to get another reminder Thursday that winter isn’t quite over, local townships and boroughs will have plenty of reminders of what this winter’s snow spawned once temperatures warm up again.

Those reminders are called potholes and Jeff Wolfe of the …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 13, 2014 at 8:22am — 2 Comments

Living in Ridley Township without a post office

If you're new to Delco and you're wondering why actual boroughs, incorporated townships, post offices, and little sections of local municipalities don't jive together, then you probably don't know why Ridley Township has a Ridley Park post office and why residents in Marple and Middletown Townships, and Upper Providence, list their address as Media.…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 11, 2014 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Ridley Park's Crime statistics

Ridley Park is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America says NeighborhoodScout.  According to NeighborhoodScout and a detailed analysis of the FBI's crime statistics, Ridley Park has a crime rate lower than 53% of all the communities in Pennsylvania and 61% lower than all…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 11, 2014 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

Ridley Park 2010 Census report

Information from the Ridley Park 2010 Census gives Ridley Park a total population of 7002 residents - here are additional details

Ridley Park 2010 Census Population

Total Population…

Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 8, 2014 at 7:42am — No Comments

Ridley Park's declining housing market continues

The market trend for homes sales in Ridley Park continues to be a downhill course.  Over the last 5 years, sale prices of Ridley Park homes have depreciated 44.2% says real estate giant Trulia. Over the past year the average price per square foot for a home Ridley Park PA has decreased by 16.5% or $96 per square foot compared to the same period last year.  …


Added by RidleyParkOnline on March 8, 2014 at 6:00am — 13 Comments

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