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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Festival of Trees Featured a Variety of Themes

Mayor views tree display with residents

The 2022 Festival of Trees featured 64 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 1 through 5.

“The Festival of Trees is a true community event,” Mayor Mike Cherepko said. “Not only does it bring McKeesporters together in celebration of the holiday spirit, but it allows each of our local organizations, student clubs, c...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: December 3, 2022

McKeesport Recognizes World AIDS Day

People Gathering for World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day takes place on December 1 each year. McKeesport's HIV Prevention Volunteer Council partnered with area groups to host a local event.

World AIDS Day takes place on December 1 each year, as an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

Founded in 1988, ...

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

Police, Sheriffs partner for Turkey Giveaway

Police unloading free thanksgiving meal supplies from truck

McKeesport Mayor Mike Cherepko and the City's police department partnered with Allegheny County sheriffs for a giveaway in time for Thanksgiving holiday.

On November 22, the Mayor Mike Cherepko and McKeesport Police Department partnered with Allegheny County Sheriff Kevin Kraus’ Office for a holiday giveaway – serving 200 households with turkeys, vouchers, and all the trimmings for a co...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: November 19, 2022

McKeesport Opens Holiday Season with Santa Parade

Salute to Santa Queen Miracle Cromerdie waves to the crowd

McKeesport opened the 2022 holiday season with the community's 57th annual Salute to Santa Parade.

The City of McKeesport kicked off the holiday season with the 57th annual Salute to Santa Parade.

Despite cold, blustery weather, families lined Fifth Avenue to celebrate the start of the holidays with all the parade’s participating organizations...

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The Mayor's Office
Posted on: November 12, 2022

Vietnam bench dedicated at Veterans Day ceremony

Rocky Bleier poses with McKeesport officials

Vietnam veteran, Purple Heart recipient, and Super Bowl champion Steeler Rocky Bleier helped McKeesport veterans dedicate a new bench in celebration of Veterans Day in 2022.

On Saturday, November 12, the McKeesport community welcomed Vietnam veteran, Purple Heart recipient, and Super Bowl champion Steeler Rocky Bleier to Memorial Park on Lysle Boulevard for the dedication of a Vietnam veterans bench.

Mayor Michael Cherepko tha...

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

Children parade costumes through Renzie Park

Mayor Cherepko distributes candy

McKeesport's annual Halloween Parade took families on a trick-or-treating tour of Renziehausen Park!

McKeesport’s annual Halloween Parade in Renzie Park took participants on a walking tour, where kids received candy and other treats from Mayor Mike Cherepko, the McKeesport Recreation Board, McKeesport Police and Fire Departments, McKeesport Amb...

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

Bendel Lighthouse Rededicated

Bendel Family Poses at Memorial Lighthouse

The Bendel family visited the Marina at McKees Point for the rededication of its lighthouse this fall.

On September 25, McKeesport officials welcomed the Bendel family to the Marina at McKees Point for the rededication of the Mayor Joseph Bendel Memorial Lighthouse.

Mayor Mike Cherepko, Senator Jim Brewster, the Bendel family, and friends spoke of Mayor Ben...

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The Mayor's Office
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 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