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Michael Capozzoli was reelected president of the Ridley School Board Dec. 2 for a 14th term. Reelected vice president of the board for a seventh term was Beverly Kapanjie. The story is by Barbara Ormsby for the…Continue
The businesses along Ridley Park's East Hinckley Avenue were bedecked in holiday attire, and signs beckoned with calls to “Shop Small” as Saturday was set apart in the holiday shopping season for folks to check out the stores in their hometowns and pour some spending into the local economies.
All across the county from Long Lane in Upper Darby to the Avenue of the Arts in Chester and from Church Lane in Yeadon to State Street in Media, small business owners welcomed shoppers,…Continue
Council member Sue Murtha, at a recent council meeting, questioned the awarding of an emergency contract for a new heater at the library because the contract was awarded to a relative of a council member. The story is filed by Barbara Ormsby for the…Continue
Residents from Ridley Park's Hetzel Park area did not have an opportunity to question borough council members at their Nov. 19 meeting about the billboard in their neighborhood. Many residents are opposed to the billboard and solicitor Ernie Angelos said there has been another legal action filed in connection with the billboard.…Continue
Ridley Park Borough Council Nov. 19 approved a 2014 preliminary budget with a possible four to five percent tax increase to meet estimated expenditures of $4.2 million. The current millage rate is 7.7 mills. The sewer fee is projected at $327 per dwelling unit and the trash fee, pending the awarding of a new trash contract, is $233 says the story filed by …Continue
A dispute Tuesday morning over the placement of political signs on property adjacent to Christ Church, where voters in the second precinct cast their ballots, was settled by Delaware County Common Pleas Judge Ann Osborne, who ruled that the signs posted by Republicans and Democrats were in a public area. The story…Continue
We're all seeing that political conversations in Ridley Park get heated very quickly. Even when we talk to our family, or neighbors and friends, it's hard to keep a cool head about some subjects.
The very design of RPOL encourages members to share their stories, voice their comments,…
At the October Ridley School Board meeting, Ridley Park resident Tom Ricker asked school directors to post the monthly board meeting agendas the Friday before regular meetings and that all board meetings be videotaped and posted online as well as run on Ridley television. Ricker also asked that all negotiated contracts be posted online. Correspondent Barbara Ormsby was…Continue
The Pennsylvania General Election on November 5th is a pivotal election for Ridley Park. With the majority vote on Council and the Mayors seat up for grabs, Barbara Ormsby visited…Continue
In the wake of Hetzel Park area residents continued complaints and concerns about a lighted billboard in their neighborhood that overlooks Interstate 95, council voted Tuesday night to appoint a special counsel to handle the sign issue. The billboard is allowed in the borough as a result of a federal court judge’s mandate that billboards cannot be restricted. There has been several years of litigation involving the billboard. This story is filed by correspondent…Continue
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Hetzel Park area residents continued to voice their anger and concerns about a billboard with LED lights in their neighborhood at Ridley Park Borough Council's meeting on Oct. 15. The billboard overlooks Interstate 95 and will be visible to southbound motorists on the interstate. …Continue
The scenes from town hall meetings and city council meetings across America are identical to Ridley Park's; heated, emotional,…Continue
Communities around the country increasingly are in fights over digital billboards: glaring, changeable roadside signs that visually scream for attention.
Critics, such as the conservation group Scenic America, call them "TV on a stick" that distract drivers, disfigure the landscape and disturb the sleep of nearby…
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Any Ridley Park resident who has read the Delaware County Times about news about Ridley Park knows the name Barbara Ormsby. And of course, every politician inside and outside of Ridley Park knows Barbara Ormsby as well for her journalistic talents. And that same reason Barbara Ormsby is the reason for this story in the DelCoNew Network by…Continue
There was an overflow crowd in Borough Hall last night as residents once again asked questions and looked for answers about how to bring down the billboard in Hetzel Park. The meeting last night was the Borough's monthly "workshop meeting" where there's rarely a crowd and Council Members (CM's) have a…Continue
With an overflow crowd of twenty five residents standing in the hallway, there wasn't a seat unfilled in Ridley Park's Council Chambers last night while Council President Bob Berger told residents how a billboard was allowed to become part of the natural landscape in Hetzel Park.
With residents still seeking answers about the billboard being erected in their Hetzel Park neighborhood, council president Bob Berger told the residents at last week’s council meeting that a special question and answer session will be held 7 p.m. today.
More than a dozen residents complained about a…
Thirteen Delaware County parishes, including St. Madeline's in Ridley Park are the latest in a series of Roman Catholic parishes directed by officials in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to engage in “self-studies” that will determine their futures. Last year’s round resulted in the closure of five Delaware County parishes whose members were directed to attend nearby parishes. The story is reported by…Continue
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Yesterday some of our member received a message in their mailbox from a member of RPOL who was spamming our community. "Good Day, How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately."
This member is now…Continue
Can you imagine dancing in the streets of downtown Ridley Park - again; YES! Then put on your headbands, fill up the water bottles and slip into your lululenons and join the Zumba marathon at Borough Hall this Saturday benefiting the Ridley Park Library.
The Friends of the Ridley Park Library are hosting a Zumba-thon event on Saturday, September 14, from 10:30AM till…Continue
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