NVT Commissioners Consider Emergency Repairs to Damaged Alley

September 26, 2018 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

North Versailles Twp. commissioners are considering a request from people in the Arlington neighborhood for emergency repairs to an alley.

At this month's meeting, Ward 2 Commissioner Daryl Mitchell said the alley between Union and Broadway avenues is so bad, some residents can't get to their homes.

“One of the residents there can’t even back his car up, without going into a gutter --- that’s how bad it is,”  Mitchell said. "With the rain we had recently, it has gotten worse ... I know we set a budget, but with all this rain we’ve had, it’s caused a lot of damage, all I’m asking is there some way we can help make some type of improvement in that alley.”

Commission President Sam Juliano said repairing the alley was on the township's paving “wish list” earlier this year, but it was deleted for budgetary concerns.

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NV Twp. Thanks Scout for Park Beautification Project

September 23, 2018 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

(Submitted photo courtesy Martino family)

A North Versailles Twp. student’s landscape gardening project has brought him one step closer to earning the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.

Last week at the township commissioners' regular monthly meeting, board President Frank Bivens presented Noah Martino, 17, with a certificate of recognition and accompanying plaque for successfully completing the North Versailles Park Beautification Project in June.

“I have one merit badge that I am finishing over the next two months, and then I will officially get the Eagle rank,” Martino said.

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Greensburg Pike Repaving Gets Underway

September 08, 2018 |

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

Work begins this week on reparing, paving and rehabiltating Greensburg Pike between West Wilmerding and Turtle Creek, a county spokesperson said.

The work will require the temporary closure of the northbound side of Greensburg Pike from Central Avenue (just below Rossi's Pop-Up Market) to the Greensburg Pike bridge.

The posted detour for traffic heading from North Versailles Twp. into Turtle Creek takes motorists over Warren Avenue, Route 30, Linden Avenue, Beech Avenue, Braddock Avenue and Penn Avenue Extension.

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EA Starts Football Season With Two Tough Tests

August 22, 2018 |

By Josh Rizzo | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News, Sports

Easing into the 2018 football season won’t be an option for East Allegheny.

In what promises to be a schedule with plenty of obstacles, the Wildcats may face their two toughest tests before Labor Day.

East Allegheny opens the season at 7 p.m. Friday by taking on defending Class 1A PIAA champion Jeannette. The following week the Wildcats will go on the road to Steel Valley -- which is ranked in the top five in the PIAA in Class 2A -- for their Allegheny Conference opener.

“You’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone in the state that has a tougher first two games of the season than us,” East Allegheny coach Dom Pecora said. “But we’ll show up every Friday ready to play.”

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NV Twp. Commissioners Planning Ahead for 150th Anniversary

August 20, 2018 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

Planning is underway for next year’s celebration of the 150th anniversary of North Versailles Twp.

At their monthly meeting, township commissioners announced that the event will be a week-long celebration beginning in late July 2019.

“We're looking for people to come and help us form a committee so we can start planning, so spread the word,” Commissioner Tracy Yusko said. “We’re hoping to get the community involved because it’s a pretty big deal --- it will be like a carnival.”

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Fox Found in North Versailles Was Rabid; Baits Being Set

July 30, 2018 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: McKeesport and Region News, North Versailles Twp. News

A fox discovered on Fifth Avenue in North Versailles Twp. has tested positive for rabies, the Allegheny County Health Department said Monday.

The fox was found last week in the 3300 block, just past Westinghouse Avenue, according to Ryan Scarpino, health department spokesman.

Meanwhile, East McKeesport police announced Monday night that volunteers from the health department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be spreading baits laced with rabies vaccine in the area beginning Aug. 3 and continuing through Aug. 17.

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Long-Awaited Bowman Ave. Paving Project Begins

July 25, 2018 |

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

(Submitted photo: City of McKeesport)

The long-awaited reconstruction of Bowman Avenue in the city's Highland Grove neighborhood began this week. Above, McKeesport city Administrator Tom Maglicco and Mayor Michael Cherepko visit the construction site.

A spokeswoman said no through traffic is allowed on Bowman Avenue while the work is being done. The posted detour takes motorists inbound to McKeesport from North Versailles Twp. from East Pittsburgh McKeesport Boulevard down Westinghouse Avenue to Fifth Avenue.

Drivers heading toward North Versailles from McKeesport should use Fifth Avenue to Route 30 or Westinghouse Avenue, the spokeswoman said.

Residents of the neighborhood may use Elm Street to access Cronemeyer, Highland and Bowman avenues.

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Idlewild Picnic Slated for NV Twp. Residents

July 25, 2018 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: Announcements, North Versailles Twp. News

The North Versailles Twp. Idlewild Picnic will be held on Aug. 17, a spokesperson said. Tickets are $30 per person, with children ages 2 and under free.

A bus will be available to transport residents to the picnic. The bus departs the Walmart park and ride lot at 10 a.m. Tickets must be purchased no later than Aug. 10 at the township's Parks and Recreation office, 1401 Greensburg Pike, or residents can call (412) 823-6602 ext. 104 for information.


NV Twp. Commissioners Promise Action on Storm Sewers

July 22, 2018 |

By Richard Finch Jr. | Posted in: North Versailles Twp. News

Recent heavy rainstorms are causing concern for residents in the Larimer Street section of North Versailles Twp.

During the public comment portion of Thursday's meeting, resident Mary Henning told township commissioners that water "is shooting out of the sewer system" and that she wasn't satisfied with the results of an earlier discussion she had with the township engineer.

“That’s why I showed up today," she said.

Henning's brother, Donald Rush, said he's helping his sister clear land nearby for possible development. “I’ve been studying this for a year, standing out in the rain just to gather information,” Rush said. “Only when it rains extremely hard and for a long period of time does the basin across the street not handle the water.”

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