Category: News & Events

Grow Pittsburgh Grower's Map
Posted on: January 22, 2020 Posted by: Louise Popko 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: Louise Popko 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 …

Posted on: December 19, 2019 Posted by: Louise Popko Comments: 0

Spotlight On: The Penn-McKee Hotel

The Penn-McKee Hotel has received increased news coverage in recent days as being an intended recipient of the $3 million in state funds coming to the City of McKeesport over the next six years. While the historic hotel is not currently ready for renovation, funds from the state’s Department of …

Posted on: December 16, 2019 Posted by: Louise Popko Comments: 0

Six-Year, $3 Million Redevelopment Plan Announced For McKeesport

In a press conference made last Friday afternoon, the City of McKeesport announced that they will receive $3 million in state funds to combat blight and promote redevelopment in the city. Secretary Dennis Davin from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) was joined by U.S. Representative Mike …

Library District Gateway Garden
Posted on: December 6, 2019 Posted by: Louise Popko Comments: 0

Addressing Blight in the Community With Green Spaces

According to data from the City of McKeesport, McKeesport is home to approximately 2,500 vacant lots. While vacant lots and properties exact various economic, social, and mental tolls on residents, revitalizing blighted lots can have a positive impact on communities as they come together to beautify their neighborhoods. Beginning in …

Posted on: November 12, 2019 Posted by: Louise Popko Comments: 0

Thank You For Another Successful Tree Planting!

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy staff came to Renzie Park Saturday, November 2nd to instruct a group of around twenty volunteers how to plant saplings in the park. Volunteers, organized by Tube City Renaissance and the McKeesport Trail Commission, planted fifteen trees in an area around the McKeesport Regional History and Heritage …

Posted on: November 4, 2019 Posted by: Louise Popko Comments: 0

Spotlight On: The Twin Rivers School

After the demolition of Cornell Intermediate School, formerly the area’s middle school, a modern “green” school for elementary school students was built in its place. Now known as the Twin Rivers Intermediate and Primary School, the site has a concept of two grade levels: kindergarten through second grade housed in …