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Northbound Duquesne Bridge Closure Announced

May 19, 2022 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements, Duquesne News

The northbound lane of the McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge will close this weekend so that crews can continue repairs on the road surface and approach ramps.

A district spokesman for the state Department of Transportation said the closure will begin 7 p.m. Friday and continue through 5 a.m. Monday morning, weather-permitting. The work affects traffic traveling from McKeesport to Duquesne.

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Library Gears Up for Summer Reading Program

May 19, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Carnegie Library of McKeesport and its branches in White Oak and Duquesne are gearing up for its summer reading program.

Library director Vincent D’Alesio announced a kickoff party for the program will be held June 18. Professional magician Steve Haberman will bring his “Oceans of Adventure” magic show to the library that day at 1 p.m.  Registration is already available on the library website.

The library has also obtained a number of Kennywood tickets to use as incentive prizes this summer. 

“We’ll have opportunities to give them away as door prizes for various programs this summer, so the more programs you attend at the library, the better your chances will be of taking home fabulous gifts,” D’Alesio said.  “Summer reading, like last year, will again feature both an in-person and an online version so participants can log their reading time in either fashion.”

Donations also are being accepted in support of the program, he said. For more information, visit


2022’s ‘Top Doctors’ List Includes 3 From City

May 13, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Nearly 400 UPMC Health System physicians have been recognized as 2022’s “Top Doctors” across more than 60 different specialties.

The annually published Pittsburgh Magazine “Top Doctors” list is a selection of the region’s top physicians. Three of this year’s selections are from McKeesport.

The Top Doctors list is compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research and information company founded in 1991, and is merit-based.

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NAMI Slates May Meeting at PSGA

May 03, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The McKeesport affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday (May 4) at Penn State Greater Allegheny, Room F122,  Frable Building, a spokeswoman said.

The meeting is open to families and friends of loved ones living with mental illness.

An update on various NAMI virtual conferences and other activities will be given. Attendees may participate in the care and share session and exchange information.

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County Parks Again Collect Glass for Recycling

May 03, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Allegheny County’s parks department will partner with the Pennsylvania Resources Council for a second year to offer its Traveling Glass Recycling Bin Program.

Collection bins will be located in each park for six days, from 7 a.m. to sundown, to allow residents a resource to recycle glass.

Dates in the Mon-Yough area include:

• Boyce Park, June 18–23, ski lodge parking lot
• Round Hill Park, July 16–21, main parking lot near duck pond
• South Park, Aug. 13–18, VIP lot, Corrigan and 100 Acres drives
• White Oak Park, Nov. 12–17, Chestnut Shelter parking lot, McClintock Road

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37 to Receive Degrees at GA Commencement

May 02, 2022 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements, McKeesport and Region News

UPDATED Monday night with news that David Newell’s appearance has been postponed.

The spring commencement for Penn State University’s Greater Allegheny Campus will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Wunderley Gymnasium. Jacqueline Edmondson, chancellor and chief academic officer, will preside over the ceremony and recognize 37 candidates with degrees.

Namy-Paul Kihonia Makiese will deliver the student commencement address. Makiese, who is earning a bachelor’s in information sciences & technology from PSGA, is a student athlete who has captained the men’s soccer team for the past three seasons.

He also set the Penn State Greater Allegheny school record for the 200-meter and 60-meter track events. An active member of the Pan-African Union, Makiese is the son of Samuel Kihonia Makiese and Nancy Manzeke Nzasa.

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Coulterville Road Closing Tuesday

May 02, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, White Oak News

Coulterville Road in White Oak will be closed at Lincoln Way beginning Tuesday (May 3) so that crews can replace a bridge, the Allegheny County Department of Public Works announced.

The closure begins at 9 a.m., a spokesman said, and is scheduled to continue through October. It will affect only a short stretch of the road near Lincoln Way Supply.

Crews are replacing a bridge over Long Run and also paving and installing new guide rail and signage, the county said. The $949,777 project will be done by Pugliano Construction Co., Inc., of Plum.

The posted detour includes Lincoln Way, Maus Drive, Clay Pike, Robbins Station Road and Ridge Road.


Jerome Bridge Restrictions Return in May

April 20, 2022 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

Lane restrictions, like these shown during August 2021, will return to the city’s Jerome Avenue Bridge in a few weeks as a reconstruction project continues. (Tube City Almanac file photo)

Lane restrictions will return to the Jerome Avenue Bridge in May as crews work to complete a $15.44 million reconstruction project.

Steve Cowan, district spokesman for the state Department of Transportation, said one eastbound lane will remain open but the westbound lanes — from Downtown to 10th Ward — will be closed beginning in early May, and remain closed for two months.

The structure is in the midst of an $15.44 million rehabilitation project that includes a new concrete deck and sidewalk, barrier repairs, full painting, structural steel repairs, concrete substructure repairs, bearing replacement, and new expansion dams. The Joseph B. Fay Co. of Tarentum is the prime contractor.

Built in 1937 by Allegheny County, the bridge connects West Fifth Avenue and Lysle Boulevard over the CSX Railroad tracks and the Youghiogheny River. Up to 11,000 vehicles per day cross the span.


Spring Programs Underway at McKeesport Library

April 13, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Carnegie Library of McKeesport photo via Facebook)

Springtime programming at Carnegie Library of McKeesport is in full swing, says library director Vincent D’Alesio.

“Other big news is the return of Wise Walks at Renzie Park, a neighborhood cleanup for Earth Day, Kite-Making, and the installation of a new projector screen in our Children’s Room, making movie days possible again,” he says. “We’d like to thank the Gismondi Family Foundation for the funds needed to make this needed purchase.”

The library’s summer reading program is also just around the corner, D’Alesio says.

“Be on the lookout for information on how to register — we’ll have an official registration party in early June — and remember that you can participate online as well through once the program is made public,” he says. “We’re also looking forward to welcoming the Carnegie Science Center to our library this summer for some summer STEM programs, so we’ll keep you all posted on that as well.”

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W. Newton Church Schedules May Events

April 13, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, West Newton News

An election day luncheon and a strawberry festival are planned in May by the First Church of God, 157 North Second St., West Newton.

The luncheon will be held the day of the primary election, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu includes a sandwich (chicken salad, ham barbecue or hot dog with sauerkraut), soup (chili, broccoli and cheese or chicken noodle), a side of potato or macaroni salad, and pie or cake. Call (724) 872-7467.

The strawberry festival will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. May 26 at the Sewickley Grange hall on Route 136. The menu includes hot dogs with sauerkraut, sloppy joes, pulled pork, baked beans, macaroni and potato salad, and strawberry desserts. For take out on the day of the event, call (724) 875-7738.


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