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Library Slates Neighborhood Earth Day Cleanup

April 16, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, McKeesport and Region News

(Tube City Almanac file photo by Vickie Babyak)


Volunteers are needed for a neighborhood clean-up day in the city’s library and cultural district.

A spokeswoman for the Carnegie Library of McKeesport said volunteers should meet at 10 a.m. Saturday (April 17) at the parking lot of the library.

The activity is tied to Earth Day, which will be celebrated on April 22, and will be held outdoors. Social distancing rules will be in place and light refreshments will be served, the spokeswoman said.

For more information or to register, visit mckeesportlibrary.org.

 


Duquesne to Host Mayoral Candidate Forum

April 16, 2021 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements, Duquesne News

Duquesne residents will have the chance to see their candidates for mayor during an online debate at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 20).

According to the Allegheny County Elections Division, five people are currently seeking the Democratic nomination for mayor of the city, including Councilman R. Scott Adams, Councilman Timothy Caldwell, Charles Morgan IV, incumbent Mayor Nickole Nesby and Councilwoman Elaine Washington.

No candidates have registered to run for mayor in the Republican primary, the division said.

The debate will be presented on Zoom. The meeting ID number is 827 4836 1032 and the passcode is 222910. Persons without Internet access may participate by telephone by calling (312) 626-6799, (646) 558-8656 or (301) 715-8592, and entering the same ID number and passcode.

The primary election is May 18. The last day to register to vote in the primary is May 3. Mayors are elected for a four-year term.

For voter registration information, visit votespa.com.

 


County Police Participating in Drug Take-Back Day

April 15, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The Allegheny County Police Department will participate in the federal Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Take-Back Initiative being held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24, a spokesperson said.

This is the DEA’s 20th bi-annual event focused on offering an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction.

Any over-the-counter, controlled substance or prescription-required drugs can be dropped off. Tables, capsules, ointments, creams and liquids will be accepted in packaging. There is no need to take medicines out of the original package or container. Sharps and syringes cannot be accepted due to safety reasons, the county said.

 
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County’s Elections Board to Meet Tuesday

April 09, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Allegheny County’s Board of Elections will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday (April 13) to discuss the upcoming municipal primary election, a spokesperson said.

The Elections Division will provide an update on its plans, including discussion on preparations for polling places, poll workers and other related administrative functions.

The public may view the meeting at https://bit.ly/3uo3leN. Anyone wishing to address the board must submit their comments via email to BOE@AlleghenyCounty.us prior to 2 p.m. April 12.

Pennsylvania voters will be electing mayors, borough councils, township commissioners and supervisors, school directors and other offices. The primary will be held May 18.

 


Series on Black Women’s Health Continues

April 09, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Panelists will discuss “Political Influences on Black Women’s Health” at 3 p.m. April 15 during Penn State Greater Allegheny’s final Crossing Bridges Summit for the 2020-21 academic year.

The event is free and open to the public, and may be viewed at watch.psu.edu/crossingbridges.

The Crossing Bridges Summit began in 2017 and has become a signature program at the McKeesport’s Penn State campus. Its purpose is to bring students, faculty, staff and community members together and to bridge racial divides in the Mon Valley.

This year’s summit considered issues raised in the 2019 report, “Pittsburgh’s Inequality Across Gender and Race.”

 
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Grants Benefit Office Building, Water Line

April 05, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Infrastructure projects in the city, Clairton, Duquesne and Munhall are the latest recipients of funding from Allegheny County’s Community Infrastructure & Tourism Fund.

Projects awarded funds in the most recent round of grants include $250,000 for renovations to the People’s Building, Downtown McKeesport, including replacement of the heating system; and $100,000 for replacement of a water line on South Fifth Street, Duquesne, between Kennedy and Priscilla avenues.

CITF grants provide financial assistance to municipalities, councils of government, non-profit organizations and for-profit businesses to facilitate economic development projects in Allegheny County.

 
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NAMI to Meet April 8 in Dravosburg

April 05, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The McKeesport affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at 6 p.m. April 8 at the Dravosburg American Legion, 51 Duquesne Ave., second floor, a spokeswoman said.

A presentation by a certified educator about NAMI’s Family to Family program will be given along with various resource information.

Visitors should enter meeting room via ramp at rear of parking lot, the spokeswoman said.

NAMI is a support and educational organization for families and friends of loved ones who suffer with mental illness. For more information please call (412) 527-6600.

 


Partial Jerome Bridge Closure Begins Wednesday

March 30, 2021 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

(Tube City Almanac file photo)


A partial closure of the Jerome Street Bridge begins Wednesday (March 31) and will continue through November.

Steve Cowan, district spokesman for the state Department of Transportation, said the westbound lanes (from Downtown toward Glassport) will close at 7 a.m. to allow the reconstruction of the bridge to proceed.

A single lane of traffic will be maintained eastbound, from 10th Ward to Downtown, Cowan said.

Additionally, barrier installation and line striping work will occur on Thursday, he said.

 
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County Parks Seeking Lifeguards for Pool Season

March 26, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

South Park wave pool. (Allegheny County photos)


The Allegheny County Parks Department is seeking qualified applicants, ages 16 and older, to fill lifeguard positions at its pools in Boyce, North, Settlers Cabin and South parks for the 2021 pool season.

A spokesperson said candidates must successfully pass an aquatics test and background check and be willing to work the entire season, including flexible hours, weekends and holidays. Returning lifeguards in good standing and applicants ages 18 and older will be given first preference.

Guards are paid between $11 and $13 per hour, depending on their level of experience.

 
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St. Sava Slates Good Friday Fish Fry

March 26, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church (Facebook photo)


St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 901 Hartman St., will hold a Good Friday Fish Fry on April 2, a spokeswoman said.

The event will be pre-order, take-out only. Orders may be picked up in the church social hall from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Good Friday.

Pre-orders may be placed March 28-31 by calling (412) 469-2955. Payment by credit card only.

 
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