'We're trying to make a comeback,' Mon Valley mayor says at legislative meeting

May 29, 2013 Full story: WTAE-TV Pittsburgh 88

Local leaders met with state legislators to plead for assistance for ever-growing financial problems.

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Closing Projects

Mckeesport, PA

#22 Oct 9, 2013
Twernt the Mormons wrote:
<quoted text>HUD rules say that if you tear down a unit, you need to recreate that unit elsewhere. HUD recognizes obsolescence and little else.
So if the MHA demolishes say, 50 or 100 units, the MHA needs to situate those 50 or 100 units elsewhere in the city.
15 - 20 years ago, the city was able to challenge that 1 for 1 HUD rule by citing population decline. At that time, our percentage of subsidized vs non-subsidized housing stock was off the national charts.
With the population decline we've experienced since then, we're long overdue to cite that same argument and challenge the process again.
With the everyday violence that occurs in our subsidized housing complexes, MHA and city leaders should be all over this.
Instead of tearing projects down, your city donation bought off group are requesting more!
Closing Projects

Mckeesport, PA

#23 Oct 9, 2013
Here's your government beggar saying he wants to solve blight but keeps McKeesport reserve money. Here is the news report that illustrates how Mayor Cherepko wants more government money to build projects for living but brings crime! McKeesport mayor Cherepko mentions he knows businesses will never be shoulder to shoulder. The reason is simple, the rise in theft from the free money to makes more HUD projects is the reason. Solution is to refuse McKeesport government HUD because police family members (NEPOTISM) with senator Brewster as HUD chairman will abuse the money!

Senator Brewster and his comic IN THE WORLD! government handout begging tactic on the news.

Rick Saccone makes the best point and his office confirmed he's against McKeesport getting any government money. Saccone said Harrisburg is wondering about this area (obviously the money abuses) by city officials in McKeesport! Harrisburg money decision makers are saying, "why should we give you any money? We're strapped too!"

McKeesport will never have businesses shoulder to shoulder because store crimes aren't handled by McKeesport police. GetGo left McKeesport because the police were sarcastic in McKeesport and failed to properly help with crimes in the stores in McKeesport! Same for several other city of McKeesport businesses, they left because the McKeesport police don't solve crimes, nor get rid of drug dealers that are known, even with detailed valid information!

'We're trying to make a comeback,' Mon Valley mayor - WTAE.com
www.wtae.com Allegheny Co. News
May 29, 2013 - The Mon Valley used to be the home of western Pennsylvania industry. Then Brewster took over.

http://www.wtae.com/news/local/allegheny/were ...

McKeesport is the dump and largest laughing stock
IN THE WORLD!

Rick Saccones office said he isn't any friend to Brewster nor agrees with giving McKeesport any money!

McKeesport is fishy and a BIG FISH TO FRY.
Very true

Mckeesport, PA

#24 Oct 11, 2013
In the world!

Brewster is the largest laughing stock of Harrisburg!
Banker man

West Mifflin, PA

#25 Oct 11, 2013
Very true wrote:
In the world!
Brewster is the largest laughing stock of Harrisburg!
but he got you all fooled and taking your money for his senate pay HAAA!!!!!!!!!!

he can buy and sell you like a cheap hooker....

City hall runs the town and collects your cash to do whatever they want to do with it.
so get over it or move out......it is what it is !
LMAO!

you people are too stupid , all you do is complainto one another in this town been that way for years....when are the people going to rise up from the steel mill ashes and do something about it, cause no one in that town got any balls starting with YOU!
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!
Senator Jimmy

Pittsburgh, PA

#26 Oct 11, 2013
Banker man wrote:
<quoted text>but he got you all fooled and taking your money for his senate pay HAAA!!!!!!!!!!
he can buy and sell you like a cheap hooker....
City hall runs the town and collects your cash to do whatever they want to do with it.
so get over it or move out......it is what it is !
LMAO!
you people are too stupid , all you do is complainto one another in this town been that way for years....when are the people going to rise up from the steel mill ashes and do something about it, cause no one in that town got any balls starting with YOU!
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!
Thanks for your support. In the next few days, I'll be ordering the MASD board of directors to install Dr. Porky as the new school superintendent. Dr. Porky have served our city well for many, mnay years as the chairman of the recreation department. Dr. Porky also owns much of the town of McKeesport, this was even reported in my newspaper not too long ago.

With additional federal grant monies coming to McKeesport there will be no stopping the MDC and my agenda.
They failed

Mckeesport, PA

#27 Oct 13, 2013
Hoes that working out for you? Not at all.
Nope

Mckeesport, PA

#28 Oct 14, 2013
Not working out for McKeesport at all! McKeesport police pay scam, entering houses, copying house keys illegally, hanging out at The Viking and several McKeesport police involved in illegal gambling at The Viking! They definite knew or are incredibly stupid McKeesport police!
Nope

Mckeesport, PA

#29 Oct 14, 2013
IN THE WORLD! Right Brewster aka Mr. Laughing stock of McKeesport. Or is that, Senator Brewster, laughing stock OF THE WORLD!

"When I go to Harrisburg and I talk to everyone about the depressed state of the Mon Valley, the rest of the state says,'We're depressed too. Why should we fund you?'" Saccone said.

No specific plans of funding were outlined at the hearing on Wednesday.

http://www.wtae.com/news/local/allegheny/were...

McKeesport is the dump and largest laughing stock
IN THE WORLD!

Rick Saccones office said he isn't any friend to Brewster nor agrees with giving McKeesport any money!

McKeesport is fishy and a BIG FISH TO FRY.
Nope

Mckeesport, PA

#30 Oct 14, 2013
McKeesport just a bunch of political handouts and deals for SUVs Cadillac and Chevy with dodge Ram driving police. You in McKeesport paid for all of it!

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#31 Oct 14, 2013
McKeesport just a bunch of political handouts and deals for SUVs Cadillac and Chevy with dodge Ram driving police. You in McKeesport paid for all of it!
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It's the truth - they don't have to agree or like it - but, it's dead on. Usually people look down at career,welfare- begging parasites - so why are people protecting our political breed of welfare -supported parasites ? Because they wear suits & ties - hold meetings - OR because you are related or owe your living to them ?? Not so damn funny now ? HUH ?
Nope

Mckeesport, PA

#32 Oct 14, 2013
Good Luck With That wrote:
<quoted text>
McKeesport's Community Development Department has been a haven for cronyism and nepotism for decades. Good luck getting the city wanting to do anything to lower the CDBG funding they receive from Uncle Sam.
Isn't White Oak close to Haler Heights? A lot of burglaries in White Oak close by. Or is McKeesport involved in a illegal burglar operation now with police involved? Won't hit Haler Heights of that's true.

The police and politicians are happy in Haler Heights as long as they can build projects further away from the McKeesport paradise. Don't run your quads in my Haler Heights!
Not all

Mckeesport, PA

#33 Oct 14, 2013
Not Possible wrote:
<quoted text>
How can the benevolent council reduce your taxes when you are not paying any taxes to start with?
Some in McKeesport I heard from have houses and refuse to pay for the solicitors crimes. I heard McKeesport is full of abandoned houses from HUD loving politicians!
PNA Lady

Tempe, AZ

#34 Oct 15, 2013
He is a fake and a phony, dosent hire people's kids at village because their father won't drink the koolaide
seesitall

Glenshaw, PA

#35 Oct 15, 2013
this town is ahuge sht-hole
Game Again

Mckeesport, PA

#36 Nov 18, 2013
PNA Lady wrote:
He is a fake and a phony, dosent hire people's kids at village because their father won't drink the koolaide
'We're trying to make a comeback,' Mon Valley mayor ...- WTAE
May 29, 2013 - Rick Saccone, R-39th District, said constituents all across the state voice the same concerns.

Cherepko said, "Will Fifth Avenue be the way it used to, with shoulder-to-shoulder businesses? The reality of that is no."

(Until the recent crisis, the McKeesport plan was to remain depressed to receive government handout money. Since the handout begging failed, they need to harass McKeesport council president Daryl Segina. They have to do something themselves. The flyover ramp, not plural is graded improperly. Several large businesses pulled out after it was made. The properties are part of a corrupt area.)
http://www.post-gazette.com/attachment/2013/1...

(Letting McKeesport city solicitor John Jason Elash do whatever he wants is harmful to McKeesport.)

"When I go to Harrisburg and I talk to everyone about the depressed state of the Mon Valley, the rest of the state says,'We're depressed too. Why should we fund you?'" Saccone said.

No specific plans of funding were outlined at the hearing on Wednesday.

http://www.wtae.com/news/local/were-trying-to...

(Video)

May 30, 2013

(Respect, Love, Hope, Dignity) in McKeesport = a Lie.
http://cdnbakmi.kaltura.com/p/557781/sp/55778...

They're shopping district? That is shopping area is in Duquesne, not McKeesport.

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AG targets illegal Mon Valley gambling ring, 16 people charged
Sep 5, 2013 - Holtzman serves on the McKeesport Area school board.... Robert H. Bogesdorfer , 67, of Irwin better known as a Sinatra impersonator who goes by the stage name Bo Wagner ...
http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/4653630-74...

Ex-McKeesport officer Holtzman is new Forward police chief | TribLIVE
Jan 9, 2013 - On Monday, supervisors unanimously hired retired McKeesport police Deputy Chief Mark Holtzman to ...
http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourmckeesp...

Officials Charged As Part Of Video Gambling Ring CBS Pittsburgh
Sep 5, 2013 - Among those charged were Forward Township Police Chief Mark Holtzman, McKeesport Councilman ...
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/09/05/off...

Saturday: Recorded calls link alleged gambling boss to Pa. lawmaker
Sep 7, 2013 - Marc J. Gergely told a suspected Mon Valley gambling kingpin that he ... Jim Brewster, D-McKeesport.
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/nei...

(McKeesport wants handout money)
McKeesport will make its case for RAD funds | TribLIVE
Aug 22, 2013 - McKeesport Photo Galleries ... City administrator Matt Gergely and parks and recreation director Jim ...
http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourmckeesp...

McKeesport Viking: Nice People (however corrupt), Nice Place ...

How can McKeesport make a comeback with $900,000 handed to mayor Cherepko?

McKeesport must tap reserve fund to pay bills | TribLIVE
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, 4:51 a.m.

McKeesport council voted on Wednesday to allow Mayor Michael Cherepko to tap into his reserve ...

http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourmckeesp...
Way it is

Sharon, PA

#37 Nov 19, 2013
"Council approves the solicitor, and the mayor executes the contract on behalf of the city," Mayor Michael Cherepko said. "It's a non-bidding contract ... for professional services. Council doesn't have a say as long as it's within the budget."

Walker-Montgomery said the mayor didn't know what she was laughing about, and he should not call her out on an assumption. Both parties were silenced by Segina's gavel as they told one another to watch their mouths and educate themselves.

Frustration floods McKeesport council chambers
Thursday, May 3, 2012, 7:18 a.m.

http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourmckeesp...

The budget is getting tighter.

McKeesport must tap reserve fund to pay bills | TribLIVE

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, 4:51 a.m.

McKeesport council voted on Wednesday to allow Mayor Michael Cherepko to tap into his reserve ...
http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourmckeesp...

McKeesport is done. No money, no politics.
No deals made

Sharon, PA

#38 Nov 21, 2013
Final 7 Mon Valley gambling ring suspects waive charges
http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourmckeesp...

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, 4:31 a.m.

No deals by Brewster were accepted by the DA.
Fat Lady Did Not Sing Yet

Mckeesport, PA

#39 Nov 21, 2013
No deals made wrote:
Final 7 Mon Valley gambling ring suspects waive charges
http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourmckeesp...
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, 4:31 a.m.
No deals by Brewster were accepted by the DA.
I tend to agree with you. I think you meant to type AG.

The feds (e.g., IRS, ATG, FBI, DEA) have not played their cards yet.

Will the Feds consider playing their trump RICO Act card on this organization? IF, yes it could lights out for a several.
Bye Bye

Sharon, PA

#40 Nov 22, 2013
McKeesport, worst non record keeping Borroughs under Senator James Brewster,

"IN THE WORLD!"

http://www.wtae.com/news/local/were-trying-to...
Tapped reserve

Sharon, PA

#42 Nov 23, 2013
Man 'tipped' by Pa. lawmaker waives gambling case
17 hrs ago | Source: KRMG-AM Tulsa
http://www.krmg.com/ap/ap/crime/man-tipped-by...

"Are they going to turn it in ...?" Melocchi asked during the recorded conversation.

"Who me? Not me," Gergely replied. "I just want to take care of you.
.
Trying to claim you tried to take care of the lady can only prove fruitless. Your worried primarily about your friends, criminals. The donation and the helping a woman was a afterthought. Your trying to take care of a criminal was your statement, in stark contrast to helping the woman.

Your words Gergely, "Who me? Not me," Gergely replied. "I just want to take care of you." (You, meaning Ronald Melocchi aka Porky caught by Operation Pork Chop for illegal actions.)

McKeesport has a reputation of protecting criminals in a private manner. Wiretap was only one means of discovery, but everything in McKeesport goes much deeper.)

(Remember, the messaging problems with city hall in McKeesport are adequate for voters.) what if they just make excuse if the same, the woman's voice message machine was broken.

We'd believe the private investigator, not Gergely for supporting illegal activity, failing to report. Why not, instead of trying to contact a woman after the fact you learned was a private investigator, report the criminal activity to The Liqour Board and AG? The only true, correct action. Stop lying Gergely. Your brother is sitting with John Jason Elash in the McKeesport city hall. Your all connected in McKeesport.

As stated before, McKeesport politicians love the criminals.

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Your words Gergely, "Who me? Not me," Gergely replied. "I just want to take care of you." (You, meaning Ronald Melocchi aka Porky caught by Operation Pork Chop for illegal actions.)

McKeesport has a reputation of protecting criminals in a private manner. Wiretap was only one means of discovery, but everything in McKeesport goes much deeper.)

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