Posted on: April 26, 2017

McKeesport recognizes Fair Housing Month

Fair Housing Workshop Audience

In celebration of Fair Housing Month, the City of McKeesport hosted its second annual Fair Housing Workshop on April 26 at the Palisades.

This year’s event welcomed representatives of the Fair Housing Law Center to define the Fair Housing Act, describe who it protects, and share guidelines on how landlords can successfully abide by the law.

Attorney Brian Kallus and paralegal Ron Lanning off...

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Community Development

Posted on: November 15, 2017

Recycle Bins Available to City Residents

Staff members prepare recycling bins for delivery

In celebration of America Recycles Day, McKeesport is asking residents to do their part to boost the city’s recycling program.

For several years, McKeesport has offered single stream recycling, which allows paper, cardboard, plastics No.1-7, glass bottles, and aluminum or bi-metal cans by placing everything in a single bin. While some residents had small recycle bins leftover fro...

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Public Works Department News

Posted on: October 27, 2017

Greater Allegheny campus cuts ribbon for Penn State-McKeesport Community Center

Ribbon is cut outside the Penn State - McKeesport Community Center

Penn State University’s Greater Allegheny Campus marked the opening of a partnership with its host community of McKeesport with an Oct. 25 ribbon-cutting ceremony at a new satellite facility in the city’s downtown.

The Penn State-McKeesport Community Center is the anchor tenant of the Common Ground Building, a city-owned office building at 410 Ninth Ave. that is home to PurePenn LLC, the Ninth Street Clinic, and other tenants. It will house health and safety outreac...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: July 28, 2017

PurePenn breaks ground for McKeesport facility

Mayor and Council Accept Community Donation from Pure Penn

State, county and city officials dug into the RIDC Riverplace Industrial Center of McKeesport grounds alongside investors from PurePenn LLC for a July 27 groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of medical cannabis production in the city.

PurePenn will build and operate a 21,000-square-foot growing and processing facility at 411 Industry Road in the industrial park where the expansive National Tube Works once stood.  The company was formed by a family of business leaders and healt...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: September 5, 2017

Renzie Rib Fest serves food, fun

Man grilling ribs

The Renzie Rib Fest had another successful Labor Day weekend filled with great music and barbecue.

Folks from across Allegheny and Westmoreland counties gathered on the Lions Bandshell grounds for a fun-filled weekend of music, fireworks and regional barbecue from September 1 through 4.

The sixth annual Renzie Rib Fest, sponsored by the McKeesport Lions...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Neighborhood groups host National Night Out

Mothers and children serve ice cream sundaes

McKeesport’s Fawcett Plan and Haler Heights task forces invited public safety organizations and city officials to take part in National Night Out festivities on August 1.

Across the United States, municipal police, fire departments and ambulance agencies use National Night Out to engage with their community – often by visiting block parties and other neighborhood gatherings.

“We look to take part in as m...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Pipe Manufacturer Expands into McKeesport

Dura-Bond Images

Dura-Bond Industries, a leader in pipe manufacturing and pipe coatings is planning an expansion at the RIDC Industrial Center of McKeesport.

Dura-Bond will activate the 317,000 square foot former US Steel McKeesport Tubular Operations owned by RIDC into a modern pipe manufacturing plant -- a move that will revitalize industrial property and boost access to recreation near the confluence of the...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: December 13, 2016

State funds to aid in intersection improvements

City Seal

The City of McKeesport is proud to be using a state transportation grant for infrastructure improvements. A $316,100 grant from the Multimodal Transportation Fund will be used to improve the intersection of Long Run Road and Walnut Street.

The City of McKeesport is proud to be moving forward with infrastructure improvements, thanks to a state transportation grant worth more than $300,000.

A $316,100 grant, approved through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Multimodal Transport...

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The Mayor's Office