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Posted on: October 29, 2018

American Textile setting up shop in McKeesport

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American Textile Company recently signed a lease to operate a warehouse and office in the City of McKeesport.

In September, American Textile Company signed a lease for 98,000 square feet for their warehousing and distribution operations in the Manor I building at RIDC’s Industrial Center of McKeesport, formerly US Steel’s National Tube Works. ...

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Community Development
Posted on: October 29, 2018

State awards funds for elevated trail, parking improvements

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The City of McKeesport is eager to apply a Multimodal Transportation Fund grant toward a McKeesport Riverfront Trail and Parking Project -- another promising step in reestablishing McKeesport as a regional destination for recreation and commerce.

The City of McKeesport is eager to apply a newly awarded Multimodal Transportation Fund grant toward a McKeesport Riverfront Trail and Parking Project, which is another promising step in reestablishing McKeesport as a regional destination for recreation a...

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Community Development
Posted on: October 29, 2018

McKeesport tracts approved for federal opportunity zone

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The City of McKeesport has been approved for three federally designated opportunity zones designed to boost economic development.

The City received formal notification this week from Governor Tom Wolf, who nominated distressed census tracts throughout Pennsylvania for consideration by the U.S. Department of Treasury in response to a federal tax bill that passed in December 2017 to a...

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

McKeesport students ‘Walk the Beat’ with police, mayor

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McKeesport Mayor Michael Cherepko welcomed a select group of Founders Hall Middle School students to gain firsthand experience in how city police officers, firefighters, and other staff interact with the community on a daily basis.

Cherepko, who was a McKeesport Area teacher for 12 years prior to serving as mayor, is committed to the youth of the McKeesport community. His administration is focused on youth programming in terms of both recreation and outreach.

“I always talk...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Salute to Santa Parade planned for November 17

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The deadline is approaching for local groups to register for McKeesport's 54th annual Salute to Santa Parade.

The Salute to Santa parade and children’s party have established a longstanding tradition in McKeesport. All regional groups and businesses are invitated to participate in this holiday event on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Line-up is scheduled f...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Cherepko steers revitalization with ‘McKeesport Rising’

The City of McKeesport is moving forward with infrastructure improvements and neighborhood revitalization thanks to the “McKeesport Rising Project,” introduced by Mayor Michael Cherepko with a $2.5 million addition to the city’s 2018 budget.

The mayor described his plans in late 2017 – referring to stories of a majestic phoenix rising from its own ashes. He used the image as a striking metaphor for any spiritual, societal, or economic rebirth, that will serve McKeesport as a renaiss...

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