Mckeesport Nepotism City Scams
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New Castle, PA

#23 May 14, 2012
Lawsuit targets waste from drilling - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Jul 20, 2011 McKeesport's sewage authority faces a federal lawsuit to stop it. City of McKeesport doesn't accept shale gas drilling wastewater to treat and dump. 

Bromide in the river can lead to carcinogens in drinking water.

New Castle, PA

#24 May 14, 2012
Changes With Area School Districts May Be Related To Sunshine Laws Broken

West Mifflin Area hires solicitor 04/20/2012 6:59 AM By Eric Slagle, MCKEESPORT DAILY NEWS
Friday, April 20, 2012

Gary Matta had been attending meetings regularly since December, following the board's efforts then to replace his firm. Previously Jack Cambest had been the board's regular solicitor but he stopped attending after the board members indicated they were no longer happy with the firm.

Ron Rubinsak told Matta the firing was ″not a reflection on you,″ but was related to issues the district had had with his firm in the past.

Rubinsak, who was elected to the board in November, said that while he was campaigning constituents told him the district needed a new solicitor.

McKeesport Area violated open-meetings law

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 18, 2012 12:33 am

The McKeesport School District has admitted that a violation of the state Sunshine Act occurred at a school board special meeting last summer, according to a consent order signed Tuesday by Common Pleas Judge Paul Lutty.

The violation occurred at the July 13, 2011, meeting of the McKeesport Area school board when a vendor was permitted to make a pitch for his firm during an executive session of the board.

New Castle, PA

#25 May 14, 2012
Scandals Compared To Allegheny County

United States
Secret Service strips security clearances from agents in Colombia prostitution scandal
By Olivier Knox
April 17, 2012
(Held accountable).

Allegheny County
Entire narcotics unit in McKeesport named in pay scam
Thursday, March 19, 2009
By Moriah Balingit, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
(Never held accountable). #

Justice has been loose for years in Allegheny County.

When will effective changes ever take place?

New Castle, PA

#26 May 14, 2012
Vast Amounts of Money Lost To Allegheny Politicians

Republican Jane Ories' district was moved to the Pocconos. Brewster 45th district was supposed to based on population decline. But several judges overturned reapportionment, unheard of in over forty years. Pennsylvania is facing huge budget deficits. Those robbing government national tax payer coffers are untouched.
Pa. court overturns legislative reapportionment plan

Orie's Senate seat on chopping block under reapportionment plan
Friday, April 13, 2012

By Jennifer R. Vertullo, MCKEESPORT DAILY NEWS
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Read more: Pa. court overturns legislative reapportionment plan - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Read more: Maglev Kaput: Death of a boondoggle - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Not to mention Brewsters failed economic multi-million fly over ramp.

Brewster said the project has brought criticism from "chronic naysayers" complaining about the ramp's grade and location.

Read more: McKeesport flyover ramp open - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The location is close by numerous abandoned buildings! Seriously, a stimulus was expected there? What is going on? The area goes to many abandoned industrial buildings. The area is bordered by a nasty river!

Federal suit settled over wastewater in McKeesport
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

How much was stolen from Americans by Allegheny County? More than Americans can spare. A apology should by issued to national taxpayers. Wasteful spending could have been used better. National debt could have been paid using the money.

New Castle, PA

#27 May 14, 2012
Pittsburgh area bars shut down for not paying drink tax.

The Retreat in McKeesport owed $31000 but declared bankruptcy to avoid payment.

150 Businesses brought to McKeesport  was a lie claimed by the former mayor. But to save semantics, we will oblige with counting down rapid losses. A portent of things here predicted by many in the know.

149 Maglev (Created with government funding, failed recently.)
148 Diamond Cutz (barber business)
147 The Retreat (drug filled bar room)

New Castle, PA

#28 May 14, 2012
State: McKeesport must open officer records
October 01, 2009 | Filed in: McKeesport | RTK request stories | Open records
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records ruled Sept. 21 that the City of McKeesport is required to provide the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette with documents and information surrounding an investigation into allegations of officers stealing money from the police department. 

The ruling followed a right-to-know request filed by the newspaper in early July. 

In March, seven McKeesport police officers were suspended after Chief Joe Pero said they logged overtime hours they never worked. 

After meeting with the Allegheny County District Attorney's office, the city agreed to have an outside auditor take a closer look at the department's overtime records to make sure all funds that were stolen were accounted for. 

In an official request July 8, the Post-Gazette asked for correspondence between McKeesport and Edward Datemasch, who was hired to perform an audit of police department overtime records. 

The Post-Gazette also requested a copy of results of the audit. The city replied that it needed more time to respond to the request. But when the city failed to respond within 30 days, as required by the state, the Post-Gazette filed an appeal with the Office of Open Records, again asking for the records. 

The ruling states that the city is required to provide the records requested by the Post-Gazette or provide justification for withholding those records.

New Castle, PA

#29 May 14, 2012
Fantastic job, indeed.

>>>>>Additional ly, Ms. Mamas said in court filings that city Solicitor Jason Elash repeatedly ignored phone calls and letters from her in 2008 and 2009, then failed to show for a December committee meeting.

>>>>>Mr. Elash said Mr. Robertson and Ms. Stokes had a falling out after the settlement, and they refused to sit on a committee together. Mr. Robertson said he was never asked to sit on a committee by Mr. Elash or anyone else from McKeesport.

New Castle, PA

#30 May 14, 2012
Judge: McKeesport cut corners, but not as promised
By Moriah Balingit / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The order requires that the city complete the 1,000 curb cuts by Sept. 30, 2012, and that it provide documentation of the ramps it has completed by Nov. 14. Additionally, it was required to schedule more committee meetings by yesterday and it's required to send a city official to the meetings.

Mr. Elash cited fiscal problems in the city's inability to complete the ramps according to schedule. City Administrator Dennis Pittman said one curb cut costs about $500 to install.

"Of course, there were unforeseen financial problems," Mr. Elash said.

Financial problems is a lie:
McKeesport officials can't agree how to proceed with $14 million in city coffers (Dec. 7, 2011)
Source: PittsburghLive

1. Fix the abandoned houses! 
2. Do not make new ones by choice!

Vacant buildings an issue in McKeesport
Thursday, December 01, 2011
By Jonathan Barnes
They look like large gaps in an otherwise bright smile -- vacant houses and buildings that once were part of a vibrant, industrial McKeesport but now draw trash, vermin and the anger of neighbors.

The question of what to do with these empty buildings looms large, and the topic is broached at nearly every city council meeting.

Although the city demolishes some buildings every year, no real consensus has been reached on what to do about the problem in the long term. Sometimes, the subject is raised by residents pleading with city officials to demolish a vacant building next to their home. Other times, city officials bring up the subject.

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After one of the fires in early 2012 mayor Cherepko said McKeesport lacks funds. This was on a local Pittsburgh news station broadcast.
McKeesport: Stop lying to the public!

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