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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Renzie Park improvements under way

Contractor shows bleacher work to city officials

There’s a lot happening in Renzie Park this summer!

On August 23, the City of McKeesport was able to share future plans for Renziehausen Park with the Allegheny Regional Asset District's Board of Directors during an annual hearing on park improvements and operations. Mayor Mike Cherepko’s long-term plan fo...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 25, 2022

Mayor awards nonprofit relief funds to Safe Passage

Safe Passage McKeesport program participants

Mayor Mike Cherepko present a donation from the Mayor’s Nonprofit Relief Fund to the Community Empowerment Association for its Safe Passage McKeesport summer and after-school program.

Mayor Mike Cherepko recently visited the Community Empowerment Association’s Safe Passage McKeesport program to present a donation from the Mayor’s Nonprofit Relief Fund. The Safe Passage, which is a critical resource for summer and af...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 22, 2022

Gifts of God opens doors in McKeesport

Pastor cuts ribbon at church opening

A new church has opened in McKeesport as the local installation of Praise Christian Centers International.

The Gifts of God Fellowship Praise Christian Center formally opened its doors today at 906 Fawcett Avenue in McKeesport. Festivities included a ceremonial key presentation, ribbon cutting, worship service, and banquet. Pastor Chanjo Phiri welcomed Apostle...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 22, 2022

Mayor offers nonprofit relief to Cash for Kids

Mayor presenting check to Cash For Kids

Mayor Mike Cherepko presented the Cash for Kids Foundation with a donation from the Mayor’s Nonprofit Relief Fund to help send the Lady Tigers to Swin Cash's WNBA Hall of Fame induction.

Mayor Mike Cherepko presented Cynthia Cash and Reggie Smith of the Cash for Kids Foundation with a donation from the Mayor’s Nonprofit Relief Fund. This contribution will allow Cash for Kids to take the McKeesport Area High School Lady Tigers ba...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Salvation Army has new leadership

Mayor Cherepko with Salvation Army majors

There are new faces at McKeesport's local Salvation Army.

Mayor Mike Cherepko had the pleasure of meeting Majors Sarah and Moner Lapaix, who recently took over operation of the Salvation Army of McKeesport. He stopped by the Walnut Street headquarters on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

New to our community from Massach...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Mayor awards nonprofit relief grant to PORT

Mayor with members of P.O.R.T.

Mayor Mike Cherepko recently presented P.O.R.T. — People Organized Respectfully Together — with a donation from the Mayor’s Nonprofit Relief Fund.

Mayor Mike Cherepko recently presented P.O.R.T. — People Organized Respectfully Together — with a donation from the Mayor’s Nonprofit Relief Fund.

P.O.R.T. is a mentoring and community resource group that provides services to youth and families in...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Little Tiger's receive Mayor's Nonprofit Relief grant

Mayor with Little Tigers board members

Mayor Mike Cherepko is proud to support the McKeesport Little Tigers!

Mayor Mike Cherepko is proud to support the McKeesport Little Tigers’ mission to instill pride, teamwork, dedication, and discipline into our city's youth with a donation from the Mayor’s Nonprofit Relief Fund. The McKeesport ...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 16, 2022

Mayor awards nonprofit relief funds to First Step

Mayor with administrators of First Step Recovery Homes

Mayor Mike Cherepko recently presented First Step Recovery Homes with a donation from the Mayor’s Nonprofit Relief Fund.

Since 1992, First Step has been providing transitional and longterm housing to men recovering from addiction. Assistance includes drug/alcohol counseling, domestic violence and dual diagnostic groups, family reunification, a furniture bank, reference/refe...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 2, 2022

Local library receives Mayor's Nonprofit Relief grant

Mayor with library board members

Mayor Mike Cherepko presented the Carnegie Library of McKeesport with a nonprofit relief grant.

The Carnegie Library of McKeesport is a true asset in our community — providing literacy programming and community resources for all ages. Mayor Cherepko presented the library’s staff and board of trustees with a donation from the Mayo...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 30, 2022

McKeesport honors fallen veterans

Junior Air Force ROTC honor guard

On Memorial Day, we honor members of the U.S. Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. We remember their sacrifice as we appreciate our freedoms.

On May 30, local veterans, city officials, and McKeesport Area High School students gathered in Memorial Park along Lysle Boulevard to pay tribute to fallen heroes. Mayor Michael Cherepko thanked the program’s participants and attendees for reco...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: June 11, 2022

Kids Fishing Derby an annual favorite

Girls participating in fishing derby

This year's fishing derby was a success with a record number of participants!

Each year, Lake Emilie is stocked and ready for the Kids Fishing Derby, which takes place on the second Saturday in June! It’s one of the many annual events hosted in partnership by Mayor Michael Cherepko, the McKeesport Recreation Board and the Allegheny...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: June 1, 2022

Clean-up events beautify McKeesport

Students volunteer to pick up trash

In recent months, regional organizations, businesses, and student groups have done their part to beautify the City of McKeesport.

Clean-up events and volunteer outreach days were hosted by Allegheny CleanWays, UPMC, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Peoples Gas, Founders Hall Middle School National Junior Honor Society, LaRosa Youth Club, and more. Focusing on his motto of &ldqu...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: June 15, 2022

McKeesport Rising paves way for development

Mayor meets Get-Go staff

McKeesport Rising is under way in 2022 with demolition, paving, and economic development at the forefront of this year’s plans.

“In our first few phases over the last four years, we razed 400 buildings in town – many residential and some commercial – and we have gotten started on hundreds more in 2022,” Mayor Michael Cherepko said. &ldqu...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 31, 2022

McKeesport residents plant with Tree Pittsburgh

Volunteers giving away trees

Tree Pittsburgh’s motto of protecting and growing the urban forest of Southwestern Pennsylvania is at work in McKeesport.

The organization partnered with Mayor Michael Cherepko’s office to host a reservation-only tree giveaway in Renziehausen Park on April 30. Due to the overwhelming initial response to the event, Tree Pittsburgh a second wave of free trees specifi...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Villanueva recounts his father’s service on the S.S. McKeesport

Participants in the SS McKeesport Ceremony

April 29, 2022, marked the 79th anniversary of the sinking of the S.S. McKeesport.

The City of McKeesport remembered this Merchant Marine vessel and its crew with a ceremony and luncheon at the Palisades. Mayor Michael Cherepko, City Administrator Tom Maglicco, and the S.S. McKeesport Committee were most honored to meet Jari Villanueva,...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Transportation Center a Catalyst for Downtown Development

Mayor Speaking at Podium

The March 17 unveiling of Port Authority of Allegheny County’s new and improved McKeesport Transportation Center is a standout example of the positive strides taking place in McKeesport right now.

State, county, and local officials gathered along Lysle Boulevard on March 17 for the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s unveiling of a new and improved McKeesport Transportation Center. This modernized facility is a standout example of the po...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 4, 2022

McKeesport Seeking Greenspace Opportunities

Volunteers reviewing documents

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has undertaken a community greening assessment project in McKeesport – engaging community residents, municipal officials and staff, and other community partners.

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has undertaken a community greening assessment project in McKeesport – engaging community residents, municipal officials and staff, and other community partners.

The project seeks to implement greening projects, i...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Cherepko shares 5-year plan with RAD

City officials partipating in a virtual meeting

Mayor Michael Cherepko joined the Allegheny Regional Asset District board of directors for a web-based meeting to discuss future projects at Renziehausen Park.

Mayor Michael Cherepko joined the Allegheny Regional Asset District board of directors for a web-based meeting to discuss future projects at Renziehausen Park. While City Administrator Tom Maglicco and others share updates with RAD on an annual basis, the...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: February 15, 2022

McKeesport Lions Celebrate Centennial

Lions Club Members Speaking at Podium

The McKeesport Lions Club celebrated 100 years of service with a February 15 banquet. The club was formed on February 27, 1922, as a local charter of Lions Clubs International, whose members strive to improve their communities and the world.

The McKeesport Lions Club celebrated 100 years of service with a February 15 banquet at the Palisades Events Center. The club was formed on February 27, 1922, as a local charter of Lions Clubs International, whose members strive to improve their communiti...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: December 13, 2021

Festival of Trees Features a Variety of Themes

Decorated Christmas Tree

The 2021 Festival of Trees featured 67 entries from community groups, service agencies, churches, and student organizations across the McKeesport area – welcoming guests to the Jacob Woll (Main) Pavilion in Renziehausen Park on December 2 through 6, 2021.

The 2021 Festival of Trees featured 67 entries from community groups, service agencies, churches, and student organizations across the McKeesport area – welcoming guests to the Jacob Woll (Main) Pavilion in Renziehausen Park on December 2 through 6.

“The F...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: November 7, 2021

BPW Celebrates 90 years as McKeesport Club

Business and Professional Women

Congratulations to the McKeesport Business and Professional Women’s Club, who gathered to celebrate the organization’s 90th anniversary on November 6!

The McKeesport Business and Professional Women’s Club gathered to celebrate the organization’s 90th anniversary on November 6, 2021.

While the group’s official anniversary took place in 2020, the celebration was delayed for CO...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Kiwanis Club Celebrates 100 Years of Service

Kiwanis Club Members

The Kiwanis Club of McKeesport/White Oak celebrated its centennial with a banquet at the Palisades on November 18, 2021.

The Kiwanis Club of McKeesport/White Oak celebrated its centennial with a banquet at the Palisades on November 18.

Mayor Michael Cherepko joined local and state officials in offering congratulations to this club, its leadership, and its many members for ke...

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The Mayor's Office