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New Kensington, PA

Nuclear Power - New Kensington, PA

How about a nice fusion reactor for once?  (Mar 27, 2011 | post #1)

New Kensington, PA

New Kensington homeowner living a nightmare

Who was the guy the guy on 7th street that used to sell bottled water? He had a spring behind his house or did he just pour it from his spigot?  (Mar 26, 2011 | post #3)

New Kensington, PA

“memories only” of new kensington and local areas

Always remember there are about four of us Rob's living in or from Parnassus. As to reunions I avoid em like swimming in the Monoghalia river.  (Mar 26, 2011 | post #992)

New Kensington, PA

“memories only” of new kensington and local areas

The mysterious stroller was Frank A. for years. As already pointed out. When frank passed on it was taken over by Skip Beale pretty much until he retired from the VD news VND. The paper is now owned by The Tribune Review. Old man Schaife has pretty much bought out ever small town newsppaer in western PA. He has the post Gazette surrounded and out subscribed. Funny thing is---they print all the papers at the same sight.  (Mar 26, 2011 | post #991)

New Kensington, PA

New Ken Right Now

Mark Critz (D) was a staff memeber for the late congressman John Murtha (D) of Johnstown. I'm sure most of you've heard of him at one time or another for his faux pas comments in the past. Especially when he picked on some Marines. (himself being a former Marine) Well This past election Critz took Murtha's place beating out Tim Burns (R) in a fairly close race. This is the PA-12th congressional district which may be eliminated. Since PA will be losing a distrist or two. The state legislator has just appointed a 13 member panel to look into all the redistricing. We here can only hope the gerrymandered 12th will disapear. New Ken was the head of the gerrymander. Take a look at a PA congressional district map here if you don't believe me. http://www.elector al-vote.com/evp200 8/Images/Pennsylva nia-CDs.jpg So that Critz stop here in town was no more than an old time "whistle stop." Johnstown, the center of the 12th, was were all the "jobs" were going to. All New Ken got was "jobbed. "  (Mar 24, 2011 | post #63)

New Kensington, PA

New Ken Right Now

Oh how wonderful... another poltico meting at the politicos hang out to discuss nothing and get a couple of votes and plaudits. after a lil chat with soem former business owners who left town just recently. The "city fathers" and other politocs pretty much told them. "We dont's want businesses downtown. we jsut want professinals like doctors and lawyers. Thing is now that Citizens General Hospital is gone. Well not many docs remains. Lawyers, we have to many of. There is no "business enviorment" here. One oppurtunity the dawntawn had amd missed it 20 years ago was to do what Jenx, OK. did. Turned their town into a bunch of Antique shops and B+Bs. We missed the train on that one. Truly only fond memories.  (Mar 22, 2011 | post #57)

New Kensington, PA

“memories only” of new kensington and local areas

Laughing... ok I will try to read over five thousand posts... right after I read "War and Peace" and "Dr. Zhivago." Just bought em at th eused book store in vandygrift. Now there is a town that IS trying to save it's history. Instead of tearing the whole town down for a federal tax handout or two.  (Mar 22, 2011 | post #975)

New Kensington, PA

You know your in New Ken when

God bless him...Flash Dumont was the "barney fife" of the new ken police force. He passed on about 20 years or so ago. where barney had his bullets in his pocket Flash had his gun loaded with em. Thing is the bullets had been in th egun so long they were GREEN! does anyoen remember the policemen who used to direct traffice on 7th and constituion blvd? He was the Vic Cianca of new ken. He kept that trafiic moving. Especially when the mills let out. yup I'm still the same NewKenRob... well Parnassus actually.  (Mar 22, 2011 | post #107)

Murrysville, PA

Remember New Ken nightlife

Ok all yunz old NKr's... Let's give a hand to "Lotta Cola" bottled right here in Arnold at Sam's Pop shop! Anyone local who had a party or picnic would have a case or two or three on hand. Lot's of flavors hence the name. Sadly Sammie and Louie don't make it anymore since their dad passed away many years back. For anyone who cares I'm down here in Parnassus! Sadly yet again, the trees are all gone. Of the 27 on my side of the street, nine are left and five of em are nervous.  (Mar 21, 2011 | post #5051)

New Kensington, PA

Remember New Ken nightlife

BACHELORS Club not batchlors! sheesh  (Mar 21, 2011 | post #5050)

New Kensington, PA

“memories only” of new kensington and local areas

How many of you remember the New Ken/Tarentum bridge when it had a Toll booth?  (Mar 21, 2011 | post #967)