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McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center
is seeking a Community Liaison.

Part-time professional position. Responsibilities include community outreach, managing membership program, public relations, gift shop management, some administrative duties. Requires some nights/weekends & ability to travel to events within region. Computer & sales experience a must. The Community Liaison works closely with Board of Directors, History/Research staff, and volunteers.

Computer skills required, including Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel. Experience in online sales & web publishing preferred.  Must have excellent communication skills & be creative & attentive to detail. Multi-tasking & problem-solving skills needed. Fundraising experience necessary; familiarity w/museum concepts, practices, procedures a plus. Ability to lift 30 lbs. and climb a ladder. The Heritage Center is a local history museum and research center dedicated to preserving the history of McKeesport and surrounding communities.

Please send resume & cover letter to: McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center, 1832 Arboretum Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132 or email

30D 6/13/19-7/13/19

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Summer Concert Series Begins Sunday With Vogues

June 15, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Chuck Blasko's Vogues kick off McKeesport's summer concert series at Renziehausen Park with a free show at 7 p.m. Sunday.

All of the concerts are held weather-permitting at the Lions Bandshell in Renzie, adjacent to Eden Park Boulevard. Visitors should bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Refreshments are available and members of the McKeesport Lions Club will be collecting gently used prescription eyeglasses that are redistributed to people who cannot afford them, a spokeswoman said.

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Opioid Prevention Workshop Rescheduled for July 24

June 15, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

A free community meeting to discuss opioid abuse and prevention has been rescheduled.

The event, which was to be held Thursday, has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. July 24 at Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave., a spokeswoman said.

The discussion will be led by members of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity at the University of Pittsburgh and will include information about treatment and recovery from opioid addiction, as well as a panel discussion and training on the use of naloxone, a drug that can rapidly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

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Grand Opening Planned Saturday for Renzie Dog Park

June 13, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

City officials will celebrate the grand opening of a new dog park at Renziehausen Park on Saturday with a "leash-cutting" ceremony at 10 a.m.

Vendors with refreshments, dog licensing information and other items also will be available during the celebration scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new facility, located near the Sulphur Springs access road, off Eden Park Boulevard at Palm Street.

The dog park's opening also will coincide with the first day of this summer's Renzie Farmers' Market, located behind No. 2 Fire Station.

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33 Charged as Drug Sweep Touches Mon Valley, East Suburbs

June 12, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News, Duquesne News

More than 30 people --- many from the Mon Valley --- were rounded up early Wednesday morning by FBI agents and local police and arrested on federal drug charges related to trafficking cocaine, heroin, crack cocaine and firearms.

In a prepared release, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady said a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh has issued three separate, but related indictments which were unsealed this week.

Brady said that charged by federal prosecutors in a conspiracy to possess and distribute heroin, cocaine and crack between August 2018 and May of this year are:

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Celebration Will Mark Opening of New Machinist Training Center

June 12, 2019 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

Workers maneuver a lathe into a new training classroom at the former McKeesport Daily News Building. New Century Careers is holding an open house in the space on Thursday. (Photo special to Tube City Almanac)

Community members and elected officials are being invited to tour a space that will soon be used to train machinists for jobs in manufacturing.

New Century Careers is holding the open house and VIP reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday on the second floor of the Tube City Center for Business and Innovation, 409 Walnut St. A ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

The Pittsburgh-based non-profit is offering its "quick-train" introduction to manufacturing curriculum in McKeesport for the first time.

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Letters to the Editor: 'Red-Light Cameras' Are a Cash-Grab

June 12, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Letters to the Editor

James Sikorski Jr. of Luzerne County writes regarding June 4's story, "$344K State Grant Will Fund City-Wide Safety, Traffic Improvements."

Sikorski is "Pennsylvania Advocate" for the "National Motorists Association," which describes itself as a "grassroots alliance of motorists joined together to protect our rights."

It should be noted that versions of this same letter have been sent to other publications around the state:

Sadly, the speed kills myth is alive and well in Pennsylvania. A real 25-state analysis was done of NHTSA data, which showed that 1.6 percent of crashes are caused by excessive speed. Barely above zero, then.

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'Yappy Happy Hour' Benefits White Oak Shelter

June 11, 2019 |

By Cami DiBattista | Posted in: Announcements, White Oak News

Above: White Oak Mayor Ina Marton enjoys the company of Luke and Chewie during the Yappy Happy Hour on Friday, which was organized by the White Oak Animal Safe Haven fundraising committee.

The event included puppy-friendly lattes and ice cream treats for humans provided by McFeely's Gourmet Chocolate.

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Library Posts Upcoming June Programs

June 11, 2019 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Healthy Snack: The library will mark "National Eat Your Vegetables Day" by serving free, healthy snacks from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 17 on the library grounds.

Reading Social: The Reading Social group will be viewing and discussing the PBS-TV American Masters presentation of "And Still I Rise," a biography of the late poet, activist, writer and playwright Maya Angelou. The discussion at 12:30 p.m. June 19 will meet at the library and is free and open to the public.

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People's Building Has a Buyer; New Owner Already at Work

June 06, 2019 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: News

(Tube City Almanac file photo)

McKeesport's historic People's Bank Building will likely have a new owner by the end of the month.

The mostly vacant 80,000-square-foot structure was transferred to the Redevelopment Authority of the City of McKeesport for $1 and is now under agreement to be sold to a new owner, said A.J. Tedesco, the city's community development director.

The buyer is Jonathan Stark, owner of Legion Arms and Compulsive Paintball, who also is developing a new commercial building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Market Street at the one-time site of the Memorial Theater.

"We have a lot of work to do," Stark said. "Lots and lots and lots of work to do."

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County Voters Invited to Test New Voting Machines

June 06, 2019 |

By Griffin Gordon | Posted in: News

* CORRECTION: This story was corrected after publication.

With the presidential election of 2020 looming, Allegheny County officials are testing new kinds of voting machines.

The board of elections will hold a public meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday (June 7) in the Gold Room of the Allegheny County Courthouse, downtown Pittsburgh, to discuss the options and hear from three experts regarding election security.

On Wednesday at CCAC South Campus in West Mifflin, residents got a chance to try different kinds of voting technology for themselves. The machines being demonstrated could be broken down into three basic methods: entirely paper ballots, entirely automated ballots, and hybrid ballots that combine paper and electronic systems.

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