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Posted on: October 29, 2018

McKeesport students ‘Walk the Beat’ with police, mayor

Students pose with police officer in business district

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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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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