AIU Slates Job Fair for Teachers, Paraprofessionals Friday

July 22, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Allegheny Intermediate Unit will host a job fair for teachers and other educators from 9:30 a.m to 2 p.m. Friday, a spokeswoman said.

The American Association for Employment in Education Summer Job Fair will be held at the AIU's central office, 475 E. Waterfront Drive, Homestead.

Nearly 50 school districts and employers from throughout the United States will be on hand to interview and hire candidates.

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Donors, Sponsors Needed for International Village Webcast

July 21, 2019 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements

With less than a month to go until McKeesport's International Village, we're getting ready for our annual video broadcast of events, live from Renziehausen Park.

We would like to raise $1,250. Donations may be tax-deductible as allowed by law. All donors will be acknowledged on our website, in a sign on our booth at International Village, and during the broadcasts.

For the first time, you can now contribute online, securely, using our GoFundMe page. All donations will be tracked and managed by GoFundMe's charitable organization team.

We have already spent $458 to purchase badly needed new equipment.

For $135, we will make a minimum of one 30-second announcement every hour during the broadcast for your group, business or organization, plus we will run an ad on Tube City Online for at least 30 days.

For $250, we will make a minimum of one 60-second announcement every hour to promote your group, business or organization, plus we will run an ad on Tube City Online for at least 60 days.

We'll also promote your group, business or organization on Twitter and Facebook.

Any excess funds raised will go to support Tube City Almanac, the free Tube City Almanac obituaries, Internet radio WMCK.FM and the International Village website, which we maintain at no cost to city taxpayers.

Thank you so much for your support!


Mon-Yough Area Finds Ways to Beat the Heat

July 21, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: News, White Oak News

Children play in the spray area at Renziehausen Park in McKeesport on Saturday. After several days of temperatures near or above 90 in the Mon-Yough area, the weather is expected to return to more seasonal conditions. (All photos: Vickie Babyak/Special to Tube City Almanac)

Mon-Yough area residents found ways to beat the heat last week as temperatures crept into the 90s, with humidity that made it feel closer to 100 degrees.

Below: At Heritage Hills Pool in White Oak, Tina and Bob Baker from North Versailles Twp. are regulars. Tina Baker says her dolphin-decorated floating device also has been making the trip every day.

Above: Bobby Petrosky of McKeesport is a lifeguard at Heritage Hills and was getting ready to take a dive on Saturday morning.

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'Moon Day' in McKeesport, 1969

July 20, 2019 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: History

(This article originally appeared at Tube City Almanac on June 21, 2009.)

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From the tattered, dusty archives of Tube City Almanac, here's what the front page of the Daily News looked like 40 years ago this afternoon.

According to the News, a ceremony was held the previous night at Kennedy Memorial Park on Lysle Boulevard to mark the moon landing.

Speakers included the Rev. David Blattner of McKeesport Assembly of God Church, Mayor Albert Elko, Msgr. Michael Dravecky of Holy Trinity Church, Rev. Stephen Wood of Central Presbyterian Church, Rabbi Milton Turner of Tree of Life Synagogue and Rev. Frank Waters of Christ A.M.E. Church, who delivered the invocation.

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Nominations Open for New Directors

July 19, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

Tube City Community Media Inc., the non-profit publisher of The Tube City Almanac and operator of WMCK.FM radio, is accepting applications from people interested in serving on its board of directors for 2019-2020.

Applications will be considered at the board's next meeting, scheduled for Aug. 4, and should be received by Aug. 1.

Nominees should be at least 18 years old, be able to pass a background check, and live within a nine-mile radius of McKeesport. Most importantly, they should have a sincere interest in local, non-profit media and in promoting the McKeesport area via the Internet, radio and other means.

Previous experience in college or professional radio; at a college or professional newspaper; or on another non-profit board is not necessary, but is helpful.

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Road Work Planned in Elizabeth Twp.

July 19, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Repairs begin next week to two important thoroughfares in Elizabeth Twp. --- Lovedale Road and Rock Run Road --- and crews are urging motorists to be cautious and prepare for delays.

A spokesman for the state Department of Transportation said workers will begin replacing a bridge on Lovedale Road at 7 a.m. Monday, which will force the road to be closed between Mill Hill Road and Scott Street.

The bridge is being replaced under a $1.45 million contract with Mele & Mele & Sons, Inc., of Swissvale, which also will be repaving the approaches to the bridge. The work is expected to conclude in November, the PennDOT spokesman said.

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Public Transit Advocates Gathering Data for East Busway Expansion

July 18, 2019 |

By Christopher Baumann | Posted in: News

Debra Green of Duquesne is a coordinating committee member with Pittsburghers for Public Transit. She rides public transportation every day. (Photo courtesy Pittsburghers for Public Transit)

A transit advocacy group has developed a unique new computerized tool that allows residents and bus riders to give their direct input into the planning of a campaign to extend the East Busway to the Mon Valley and the Eastern Suburbs.

“This would be an enormous, transformative improvement and change for our community,” said Laura Wiens, executive director of Pittsburghers for Public Transit, a non-profit organization.

The tool is now available online, and allows bus riders of the Mon Valley and the Eastern Suburbs to identify areas they believe are not given adequate service. It also allows riders to rank destinations in order of importance in their daily transit.

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Details for Annual White Oak Community Day Announced

July 16, 2019 |

By Christy Walters | Posted in: White Oak News

White Oak Borough will hold its annual Community Day starting at 11 a.m. Aug. 3 at the Heritage Hill Park and Pool complex.

Councilman Lou Bender announced details of the event at the July Borough council meeting.

Activities will include a Moon Walk, train rides, pool races, crafts, raffles, swimming, music provided by Nite Life DJz, live entertainment and games for all ages.

Live entertainment will begin at 4 p.m. with The GBoyz, a local duo who sings covers of favorites from the past by artists like Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.

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WO Council Announces Hazardous, E-Waste Recycling Program

July 16, 2019 |

By Christy Walters | Posted in: White Oak News

White Oak Borough will hold a community hazardous and electronic waste recycling program Saturday (July 20) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the municipal building.
Councilman Steve Pholar announced the event at the July borough council meeting.
Residents can bring household chemicals -- including paint, cleaning products, batteries, pool chemicals, oil, and more -- and electronics -- such as TVs, computers, and cell phones -- to this pay-as-you-go program to dispose of these items in a responsible way.
To participate, residents must schedule an appointment through Environmental Coordination Services & Recycling by calling 1-866-815-0016, or by using the online scheduling portal.

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Pittsburgh Man Dead Following Beacon Street Shooting

July 14, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A 21-year-old man died Saturday night following a shooting on Beacon Street.

Delquay Lamont James of Pittsburgh's North Side was pronounced dead at the scene at 8 p.m., said the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office.

In a prepared statement, Allegheny County police Lt. Kenneth Ruckel said McKeesport police and paramedics were dispatched to the 2000 block of Beacon Street at 7:53 p.m. when callers to 9-1-1 reported a man had been shot.

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