Celebrity Basketball Game Will Benefit Scholarships

January 09, 2020 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, Sports

(Photo courtesy Penn State Greater Allegheny)

Pittsburgh Pirates’ third-base coach Joey Cora, Arena Football champion and former West Mifflin Area standout Darius Prince, former WNBA point guard Carla Cortijo and others will take the court Saturday in a charity basketball game to raise money for college scholarships.

The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host its second-annual Celebrity Basketball Game at Penn State Greater Allegheny’s Wunderley Gymnasium in McKeesport, a spokesman said.

The family friendly event begins at 2:30 p.m. and will include activities, giveaways and a visit by the Penn State Nittany Lion and other costumed mascots and characters from local teams and businesses.

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Financial Aid Seminars Planned in City, W.M.

January 08, 2020 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(File photo courtesy State Sen. Jim Brewster)

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency will hold two financial aid seminars for high school students and their families.

The sessions at Penn State Greater Allegheny in McKeesport and Community College of Allegheny County South Campus in West Mifflin are being hosted by state Sen. Jim Brewster.

“Higher education has an essential role in the lives of students preparing to enter the workforce,” Brewster said. “It is important that students are financially prepared for this step in their lives.”

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City Council Meeting Moved

December 31, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

McKeesport City Council will hold its first meeting of 2020 on Monday at the public safety building, corner of Lysle Boulevard and Market Street, a city spokeswoman said.

Although council usually meets on the first Wednesday of each month, that falls on New Year’s Day.

Monday’s meeting will include the swearing-in of Mayor Michael Cherepko and re-elected city council members at 5:45 p.m., a workshop meeting at 6 p.m. and the council meeting at 6:15 p.m. All events take place on the second floor and are open to the public.


New Trash Hauler in City,
NHT Beginning Jan. 1

December 30, 2019 |

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

A new provider will be collecting trash and recyclables in McKeesport and North Huntingdon Twp. beginning Jan. 1.

Rostraver Twp.-based County Hauling was awarded a four-year contract by North Huntingdon commissioners on Sept. 18, replacing Waste Management, and a one-year contract by McKeesport city council on Nov. 6, replacing Big's Sanitation.

In both cases, officials from the municipalities said County Hauling was the lowest responsible bidder. The company is a subsidiary of Noble Environmental Inc. of Pittsburgh, which also owns the Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill near Monessen. Noble purchased the landfill in 2016 from Tervita, a Canadian company.

“We are a growing, locally owned company,” County Hauling spokeswoman Ro Rozier said in a prepared release. “We are thrilled to be able to provide service to McKeesport and many other communities in Allegheny, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties.”

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County Offices, Courts Closed
for New Year’s Holiday

December 28, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Allegheny County parks, including Boyce Park, shown here, will have special holiday hours for outdoor activities — weather-permitting, of course. (Photo courtesy Allegheny County Parks)

All Allegheny County offices, including courts and magisterial district judges’ offices, will be closed Wednesday for the New Year’s Day holiday, a spokesperson said, but county parks will have special holiday hours.

In addition, on Tuesday, Allegheny County courts and the District Attorney’s Office will be closed. The county treasurer’s office will close at 12 noon. The marriage license and passport office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but the rest of the Department of Court Records will be closed.

All other offices under the Executive Branch, along with the Controller’s Office, will be open normal business hours, the spokesperson said.

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Free Christmas Tree Recycling
Available at County Parks

December 28, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Allegheny County parks are accepting Christmas trees for recycling through Jan. 14, a spokeswoman said.

All lights, decorations, tinsel and stands must be removed from trees prior to drop-off at designated areas in all nine regional parks between 8 a.m. and dusk daily. Trees will be mulched and used in the county parks.

Local drop-off locations include:

• Boyce Park: Soccer fields parking lot
• Round Hill Park: Alfalfa Shelter parking lot
• South Park: Wave pool parking lot
• White Oak Park: Chestnut Shelter parking lot

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Expungement Clinic Offered Jan. 11

December 28, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Representatives of the Allegheny County Office of the Public Defender will be available to explain the expungement process during a free event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 11.

The clinic is being co-hosted by state Rep. Austin Davis at the gymnasium of Founders’ Hall Middle School, 3600 O’Neil Blvd., McKeesport.

“So many people struggle with employment due to their criminal records,” Davis said. “However, many of them have already paid the price for their past mistakes ... This clinic hopes to help as many people as possible in clearing their name and finding gainful employment.”

For more information about this event, contact Davis’ district office at (412) 664-0035.


Annual Fund Drive: Countdown to 2020

December 18, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

This is a time of year when people give thanks --- and on behalf of our board, volunteers and contributors, I want to thank each of you.

Several months ago, Tube City Community Media's websites hit a milestone I never thought we'd reach --- we had 10 million hits in a single calendar year. It's undoubtedly higher now.

When we expanded the operation of Tube City Almanac and launched our obituary service a few days after the McKeesport Daily News closed, we promised never to turn away any family for lack of ability to pay for a death notice, and we promised to keep it free of charge for readers. We are keeping that promise.

But to keep Tube City Almanac online, we do need your financial support.

We try not to ask for money all the time --- and we run only two fund drives, one in the summer and this one at the end of the year.

Tube City Community Media Inc. is an IRS 501(c)(3) charity and is eligible for tax-deductible donations.

If you are financially able, and would like to make a gift, please consider doing so.

Donations may be made by check or money order to:

Tube City Community Media Inc.
P.O. Box 94
McKeesport PA 15134

Or via PayPal at: http://www.tubecityonline.com/contact/

We are grateful to the G.C. Murphy Co. Foundation and the E.R. Crawford Estate Trust Fund for their grants that have provided us with a stable base of operations for the past few years.

We are hoping we can grow again in 2020, and we look forward to continuing to provide you, and McKeesport-area residents, with this service.

Best wishes for a safe holiday and successful new year!

Jason Togyer
Executive Director and Board Member
Tube City Community Media Inc.

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Library Posts Upcoming Events

December 17, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Carnegie Library of McKeesport’s “Reading Social” book club will meet at 12 noon Wednesday to discuss the book “Cold Comfort Farm” by Stella Gibbons.

A spokeswoman said the group will meet at Luciano’s Restaurant, 1212 Long Run Road, White Oak. Registration is not necessary and the meeting is open to the public.

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Census Bureau Recruiting Workers

December 16, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

A recruiter from the U.S. Census Bureau will be at Carnegie Library of McKeesport from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today (Dec. 16) to talk about temporary jobs with the agency.

The bureau is recruiting workers to help collect results for the 2020 census.

The jobs offer paid training and flexible hours, a spokesperson said.

The library is located at 1507 Library Ave., McKeesport. For more information, call (412) 672-0625.


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