Test Program Offers Discounted Transit Fares

December 05, 2022 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements, State & Region

Volunteers and staff from Pittsburghers for Public Transit and members of its “Fair Fares Now” coalition helped spread the word about a discount program during an event Nov. 17 in downtown Pittsburgh. A 12-month experimental program will offer discounted transit rides or $10 credits to eligible Alleghney County residents ages 18 to 64. (Submitted photo courtesy Pittsburghers for Public Transit)

Applications are now being accepted for a pilot program that will provide discounted transit fares for Allegheny County residents on low and fixed incomes.

The discount program is being managed by the county’s Department of Human Services and is limited to people ages 18 to 64 who received benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, as of Sept. 30.

Participation is voluntary. Participants will randomly be enrolled in one of three programs and will receive either unlimited free fares on all PRT trips for 12 months; a 50 percent discount for 12 months; or a ConnectCard pre-loaded with $10 in free transportation.

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Angora Gardens Sets Dec. 16 Open House

December 05, 2022 |

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

Angora Gardens will host a holiday open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 16 featuring photos with Santa, vendors, a miniature village, entertainment and crafts for children, a spokeswoman said.

Donations of gift cards and new holiday-themed items also are being accepted through Dec. 9 for the Mistletoe Magic Mega Auction Basket raffle, said Julie Pecora, program supervisor.

“Come make a memory at Angora Gardens!” she said. “We’re looking forward to welcoming you back to our Holiday Open House! ​Our community events are open to everyone and feature unique activities and entertainment for all ages.”

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MAHS Musicians to Perform at Courthouse

December 05, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

McKeesport Area High School orchestra and jazz band will perform this Thursday (Dec. 8) at the Allegheny County courthouse, a spokeswoman said.

The orchestra will perform at 12 noon and the jazz band at 12:50 p.m. on the Grand Staircase of the Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant St., downtown Pittsburgh.

Concerts are free and open to the public, and are also broadcast on the Grant Street side of the courthouse so downtown shoppers and workers may enjoy the concert, county spokeswoman Amie Downs said.

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Mon Yough Chorale Sets Holiday Performances

December 02, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Submitted photo via Facebook)

The Mon Yough Chorale will be presenting its annual Christmas concert, “Songs of the Season,” at 3 p.m. Dec. 18 at Sampson’s Mills Presbyterian Church, 1665 Lincoln Way, White Oak, president Donna Dineen announced. 

Admission is free but a goodwill offering will be accepted. All monies collected will help defray the cost of hosting the state-wide competition, Saengerfest, in June 2023, which we will be hosted by the local group.

A cookie reception will follow the concert. For more information, visit the chorale’s website.

In addition, the chorale is performing at 3 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 4) at Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave., in a concert sponsored by the library and the McKeesport Music Club. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit the library’s website.


Kennywood Blvd. Delays Possible Next Week

December 02, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, Duquesne News

Delays are possible next week on Kennywood Boulevard while crews inspect the bridge that crosses the Union Railroad yard, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation said.

Single-lane restrictions will occur in both directions on the Route 837 bridge over the Union Railroad tracks between Overland Avenue and North Second Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5-8, weather permitting, said Steve Cowan, PennDOT spokesman.

Crews from The Markosky Engineering Group, Inc. and the Sofis Rigging Co. will conduct the inspection work. Motorists should be prepared for changing traffic patterns.


AIU Sets Career Fair for Dec. 7

December 01, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Local residents interested in careers as special education teachers, paraprofessionals, physical and speech therapists and in other positions are invited to a career fair on Wednesday in Homestead.

Allegheny Intermediate Unit will hold a Special Education Career Fair at its headquarters, 475 East Waterfront Drive, from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 7.

To register, email recruitment@aiu3.net, but a spokeswoman said walk-ins will be welcome.

The AIU operates three schools for children with multiple and complex needs that foster the growth of academic, social and employment skills needed for independence. It also provides a variety of special education supports and services to students throughout Allegheny County.

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NV Twp. Slates Christmas Party Dec. 10

November 28, 2022 |

By Dianne Ribecca | Posted in: Announcements, North Versailles Twp. News

North Versailles Twp. will hold a Christmas party for children from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 10, said township Commissioner Tracy Yusko.

Kids will be entertained by Spice the Silly Magician, and there will be children’s crafts, activities and light refreshments. Expect a special guest visit from Mr. Grinch. Please register by Dec. 5 by calling (412) 823-6602, extension 104, or emailing nvtparks@verizon.net.


10th Ward Ramp Closed for Paving

October 31, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Ramp No. 1 into the city’s 10th Ward will remain closed through Nov. 11 so that crews can pave the surface and perform other repairs.

A district spokesman for the state Department of Transportation said crews from Joseph B. Fay Co. will conduct milling operations where the ramp meets the Jerome Avenue Bridge, conduct concrete repairs, and pave the road.

Ramp No. 1 connects West Fifth Avenue and the Jerome Avenue Bridge to River Road and the lower half of Rebecca Street. Traffic is being detoured around-the-clock while the ramp work occurs.

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Communities Post Halloween Events, Times

October 26, 2022 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

“Jack o’Lanterns” by Joe Shlabotnik via Flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0)

Mon-Yough area communities have slated times for trick-or-treat and other Halloween activities.

The City of McKeesport will hold trick-or-treat hours from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday (Oct. 31), along with Liberty Borough, North Versailles Twp., Port Vue, Versailles, West Mifflin and White Oak.

Trick-or-treat hours in Dravosburg are 6 to 7:30 p.m.

In the City of Pittsburgh, trick-or-treat will be celebrated from 5 to 7 p.m. for those who participate.

Duquesne will not have door-to-door trick-or-treating. Instead, Duquesne’s Halloween festivities will take place at Memorial Park from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31, Mayor Scott Adams said. In case of inclement weather, activities will be moved to the police garage.

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NAMI McKeesport Sets November Meeting

October 26, 2022 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The McKeesport chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 2 in Room F122, Frable Building, Penn State Greater Allegheny, a spokeswoman said.

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

A special presentation via Zoom will be given by financial advisor Brian Kelnhofer of 1847 Financial in Conshohocken.

Kelnhofer will provide an overview of government benefit programs as well as strategies for protecting and maximizing eligibility for certain government benefits, the spokeswoman said.

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