Four Area Students Receive U.S. Steel Scholarships

July 12, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements, North Versailles Twp. News

Four local students are among 20 throughout the country receiving college scholarships from the U.S. Steel Foundation.

Company spokeswoman Amanda Malkowski said the students are sons and daughters of U.S. Steel employees from facilities throughout the region.

This year, the U. S. Steel Scholarship program offered twenty $10,000 awards — $2,500 per year renewable for up to four years — to current high school seniors, Malkowski said.

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Public Comments Sought on Air Monitoring Report

July 12, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The Allegheny County Health Department is asking the public to provide feedback on its 2022 Air Monitoring Network Plan.

A county spokesman said the Air Monitoring Network Plan is an annual report which provides a detailed description of how and where air pollution is monitored in Allegheny County, and is required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The county currently maintains air monitoring stations at 10 locations, including Clairton, Glassport, Liberty Borough, North Braddock, Wilkinsburg and Avalon, downtown Pittsburgh, Harrison Twp., Lawrenceville and South Fayette Twp.

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Business Fair Will Host Black Entrepreneurs

July 12, 2021 |

By Vickie Babyak | Posted in: Announcements, McKeesport and Region News

Fawn Walker-Montgomery, co-founder of Take Action Mon Valley, said this Saturday’s event is a chance for Black business owners to network and reach out to the community. (Vickie Babyak photo for Tube City Almanac)

Events for Black entrepreneurs are regularly held in Pittsburgh, but this Saturday, Take Action Mon Valley is sponsoring Mon Valley Black Business Day in McKeesport.

“It’s not always easy to travel into Pittsburgh and some people don’t own cars,” said Fawn Walker-Montgomery, the group’s co-founder and executive director. “The organization came up with the idea to reach out to local Black businesses. We want to provide support for them and an opportunity to network.”

Mon Valley Black Business Day will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 17 at 2000 Eden Park Blvd., next to the side entrance of McKeesport Area High School, in the lot where Corner Pocket used to be.

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Sunday Program to Spotlight Native Culture

July 09, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Submitted photo courtesy Miguel Sague Jr., via Facebook)

The story of the indigenous peoples of Western Pennsylvania will be told Sunday afternoon during a program at McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center.

Miguel Sague Jr. of the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center is the featured guest at 5 p.m. during the heritage center’s second “parking lot program” of the summer. Admission is free to center members and $5 for non-members.

A Cuban-American, Sague’s heritage is Taino — the indigenous people of the Caribbean islands. Sague is a former teacher in Pittsburgh Public Schools. An artist, historian and activist, he serves as a medicine man for the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center and is a founding member of the Canay Indigenous Spiritual Circle.

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Heritage Center Slates Golf Outing, Dinner

July 08, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

(Submitted photo courtesy Youghiogheny Country Club, via Facebook)

McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center will hold its first-ever “Heritage Golf Classic” at Youghiogheny Country Club in Elizabeth Twp. on July 26, a spokesman said.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. The 18-hole “scramble” style tournament includes a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $125 per person and includes lunch, dinner, golfing and cart rental.

There will be complimentary water and beer at holes 5 and 13.

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Jerome Bridge East Lane Closed Friday Night

July 07, 2021 |

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

The eastbound lane of the Jerome Avenue Bridge will be closed Friday night — weather-permitting — so that crews can conduct bridge deck placement work.

The westbound lanes are currently closed and will remain closed through November.

A district spokesman for the state Department of Transportation said the eastbound lane, toward Downtown McKeesport from 10th Ward, is scheduled to reopen by 8 a.m. Saturday.

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County Urges Residents to Have Safe 4th

July 02, 2021 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Allegheny County emergency officials are urging residents to be safe during the Independence Day weekend.

“In 2020, many commercial fireworks displays were cancelled due to the pandemic,” said Matt Brown, chief of Allegheny County Emergency Services. This caused many increases in fireworks purchases and use by the public. This trend also resulted in increased noise complaints, fire damages and injuries to those involved or nearby and has continued into 2021.”

Brown said residents should “consider leaving the fireworks displays to the professionals.”

McKeesport will have a fireworks display at Renziehausen Park at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, following a concert by The Vogues at the Lions Bandshell. Other nearby communities with fireworks on July 4 include Monroeville, at the Monroeville Mall Annex, and the city of Pittsburgh at Point State Park.

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Eastland Development Delayed, NV Facilities Open

June 29, 2021 |

By Kristen Keleschenyi | Posted in: Announcements, North Versailles Twp. News

It appears development of the former Eastland Mall property will begin later than expected.

In an email to North Versailles Twp. officials, James Murray-Coleman, senior vice president for Trammell Crow Co., said the proposed tenant is looking at a “late summer start” as the firm acquires the necessary permits.

Work on the facility — a distribution center — was originally expected to begin in late June or early July. The main tenant is rumored to be Amazon, but no official announcement has been made.

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WN Library to Dedicate Children’s Room

June 22, 2021 |

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

West Newton Library will hold a dedication and open house of its new children’s room from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 30, a spokeswoman said. The room is being dedicated in memory of Patricia Medsger and Emma Jean Pritchard.

Visitors are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing. The library is located at 124 N. Water St.

The spokeswoman said the library specificaly needs used adult fiction hardcover book donations. The library is open from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 12 noon to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Books being donated for sale should not be placed in return book drop box. Outside of business hours, books can be dropped off in bags or boxes on the front porch.


NAMI McKeesport Sets July Meeting

June 22, 2021 |

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

McKeesport’s affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at 6 p.m. July 1 in the pavilion adjacent to the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center in Renziehausen Park, a spokeswoman said. The meeting is open to families and friends of loved ones living with mental illness.

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. It offers understanding and support unique to those who are affected by these conditions. NAMI McKeesport occasionally invites mental health professionals to speak about treatment and resources.

For more information about the McKeesport meeting, call (412) 527-6600. For the NAMI Helpline, call (412) 366-3788 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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