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I just received the Republican attack advertisement in my mail over the weekend - I’m not surprised. I’m not surprised how low the Ridley Park Republicans will go in their attempt to stop the residents of Ridley Park from voting for councilors who are United for Ridley Park.
"United for Ridley Park" is a collection of both Democrat and Republican residents who want to end the deception and strong-arm politics that have been running Ridley Park for far too many years. "United for Ridley Park” are Republican and Democratic candidates for Ridley Park - not candidates for the Republican Party and not candidates for the Democratic Party - CANDIDATES FOR RIDLEY PARK!
Here is exactly what the desperate Ridley Park Republican Party boss is doing. In the mailed advertisement Ridley Park Republican Party boss is calling Councilman Dan Broadhurst, two-faced ,and accusing him of "Philadelphia-style politics." If you know the saying, " the pot calling the kettle black” - this is exactly what we have, a strong-arm, Philadelphia-style politician calling out our local Borough Councilman.
Ridley Park Republican boss Bob Boland knows all too well about strong-arm, Philadelphia-style politics. He brings Philadelphia money into the Delaware County Republican Party everyday - that is his "full-time job”. To learn of his strong-arm, political tactics, simply search the Philadelphia Court Dockets for February 2006 until May 2007 and Mr Boland's pops up - surprise how Philadelphia-style politics work when you’re arrested of a violent crime Mr Boland.
The incident stems from Mr Boland's physical intimidation and assault of man with a metal chair. In a more recent situation, Mr Boland is alleged to of called the father of a women who posted on Facebook. The post questioned Republican candidate Sue MacAtee's opinion about a fee that Borough Council waived in order to assist a fundraiser for the Lakeview Elementary School's Playground. Mr Bowland’s in the same union as the woman's father. Boland is alleged to of called the woman’s father to obtain his daughter's personal phone number so he could talk to her about her post - her father refused.
In the Republican attack advertisement this weekend, it’s also so typical that the leaflet is based on untruths. Councilman Dan Broadhurst did send the Borough Solicitor all of the emails between the SORA Group and himself, but resident and Borough Constable Steve Valerio didn't like that. Mr Valerio filed two Freedom of Information Act petitions and he didn't like the truthful information he received - the truth that the Solicitor received the SORA Group emails and the truth that nothing about the meetings with the SORA Group was secretive.
Councilman Broadhurst’s meetings with the SORA Group were held in the Borough Hall - nothing too secretive about that when hundreds of Ridley Park residents and business owners attend a public meeting at Borough Hall. Councilman Broadhurst brought the SORA Groups' information to the Business owners and residents about revitalizing our Business District because he is deeply concerned about the future of the Ridley Park Business District. That's not Mr Boland’s idea and that's why Mr Boland and his cronies are attacking Councilman Broadhurst - how childishly bad for Ridley Park.
I’m writing to tell you that SORA Group and the information they provided, are exactly what we residents and the business owners want - a sustainable Ridley Park Business District. Just ask our business owners about how they feel about SORA and they’ll repeat SORA represents their interests and the future prosperity of their business. Their attention is on their businesses and Ridley Park - just like Councilman Broadhurst's attention - it’s on the future of the Ridley Park and the future of the Ridley Park Business Sistrict.
The SORA Group has ONLY provided Ridley Park with information on what a revitalization would look like. There is NO contract with SORA and the borough is under NO obligation with SORA….syill another mistruth in the advertisement - so typical.
This latest advertisement was an attempt to stop the residents of Ridley Park from voting their conscience. Mr Boland can only attack this plan since he has NO idea himself on how to turn around the stagnant economic condition in the Ridley Park Business District.
Don’ t be fooled by the foolish, kidded by childish behaviors, or intimidated by strong-arm tactics. On November 7, 2017, both Democrat and Republican residents can end all this and send strong-arm politics and Mr Boland back to Philadelphia where they belong.