Author: Anne Jensen

Posted on: October 29, 2020 Posted by: Anne Jensen Comments: 0

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Stops in McKeesport to Discuss Opportunity Zones

Here’s recent news on Depart of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson’s visit to McKeesport on October 15, 2020. Carson met with Mayor Cherepko and other community leaders to discuss how the Federal Financial Opportunity Zone Program can be leveraged in McKeesport to incite community development. Source: “In …

Great Allegheny Passage
Posted on: June 8, 2020 Posted by: Anne Jensen Comments: 0

“How the Great Allegheny Passage Transformed a Region”

Here’s a fantastic article about the history and impact of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) on Southwestern Pennsylvania and Western Maryland from the Spring/Summer 2020 issue of Rails to Trails magazine. With social distancing and CDC guidelines in mind, please consider visiting one of the GAP’s trailheads (one of which …

Health crisis resources
Posted on: April 4, 2020 Posted by: Anne Jensen Comments: 0

“How to get help in Pittsburgh during the coronavirus crisis”

If you or a loved one is struggling during the current health crisis, the article below from NEXTpittsburgh provides excellent information for those in the City of Pittsburgh as well as Allegheny County as a whole. Check it out for updated resources on everything from food assistance to housing help …

Community Garden Flowers
Posted on: February 4, 2020 Posted by: Anne Jensen Comments: 0

Winter Weather Got You Feeling Down?

If the gray skies and snowy weather have got you feeling down, here are photos of our thriving McKeesport Community Garden to help remind you of the sunny days ahead! And don’t forget, the McKeesport Community Garden currently has boxes available to rent! For more information, please email or …

Roundhouse rendering
Posted on: January 29, 2020 Posted by: Anne Jensen Comments: 0

“Roundhouse renovation is next for Hazelwood Green”

Continuing with our interest in regional development projects aimed at transforming former industrial sites into green space, here’s a look at the renovations being done at the Roundhouse in Hazelwood Green from NEXTpittsburgh. Source: Roundhouse renovation is next for Hazelwood Green  

Grow Pittsburgh Grower's Map
Posted on: January 22, 2020 Posted by: Anne Jensen Comments: 0

Community Grower’s Map

Are you interested in getting involved with community farming and gardening in your neighborhood? This user-generated map courtesy of Grow Pittsburgh shows where community gardens, community farms, schoolyard gardens, and urban farms are located across the greater Pittsburgh area. Register your garden today, or find one nearby to volunteer in! …

Posted on: January 2, 2020 Posted by: Anne Jensen Comments: 0

“Tutoring Program Seeks Older Volunteers in Duquesne, McKeesport Schools”

Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring, managed here by Literacy Pittsburgh, is currently looking for volunteers age 50 and older as they expand their tutoring services to the Duquesne and McKeesport Area school districts. Training sessions will be held at the Tube City Center for Business and Innovation in Downtown McKeesport this coming …