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The City of Clairton's Fall Clean Up Day is set for September 28th.
Once again, we ask the Residents, Churches and businesses to clean up around your areas/neighborhoods and/or come to City Hall for an assignment area.
Details will follow.
Please mark your Calendars.
We need the help of the whole City to make this successful once again.
Thanks, Kathy Tachoir
By Eric Slagle
Published: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, 1:06 a.m.
Updated 13 hours ago
A designated bicycle trail linking the Great Allegheny Passage in McKeesport with the Montour Trail in Clairton is about to get a more streamlined route and clearer markings in Glassport.
Glassport council on Tuesday approved rerouting the trail known as the Clairton Connector onto the borough's main business thoroughfare, Monongahela Avenue.
The trail has existed for years but it has utilized side streets that run parallel to the business district and require riders to cross Monongahela Avenue several times. The route is marked with signs inaccurately identifying it as the Steel Valley Trail.
“We are looking forward to rerouting it down the main street,” said Councilman Dave Kowalski, who believes the revised route can bring new business to the borough. “I'm just glad it's happening and people will have the chance to experience Glassport and visit our businesses.”
The Steel Valley Trail Council held a special meeting in the borough last month, attended by trail officials and community leaders from Glassport and Clairton.
Steel Valley Trail Council board member Jim Taggart, who attended the meeting and was at the council meeting, said the changes to the route will benefit the borough and trail users.
“It's a better route,” Taggart said. “It goes through the center of the community instead of the back roadways.”
Taggart said more signs and road markings indicating the presence of a dedicated bike route will improve safety for cyclists by signaling their presence to motorists.
Signage will be upgraded from the W.D. Mansfield Memorial Bridge to the Glassport Clairton Bridge.
The connector route will go from the Great Allegheny Passage trailhead in McKeesport to an access point for the Montour Trail along Route 837 near the Clairton Municipal Authority treatment plant.
Taggart said the action by council coincides with recent sign improvements along the Montour Trail. There is no firm deadline on when the new signs will be up for the connector route.
Solicitor Gary Matta said the board's approval of the changes is pending his final review of the agreement with the trail council.
Steel Valley Trail Council will provide signs and road stencils. Borough employees will do the stenciling.
The 46-mile Montour Trail runs from Moon township near Coraopolis to Clairton. The Great Allegheny Passage is a continuous 150-mile bike route that goes from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Md., passing through McKeesport. In Cumberland the trail connects with the C&O Towpath, which extends 184 miles into Washington.
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CEDCC (Clairton's Resource Center) is offering a Free 10 week Excercise program + 10 Keys for Healthy Aging for those 50 years or older.
The classes are being held on Mondays and Wednesdays for 10 weeks starting September 30th. Time is from 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
To register, call (412) 226-1587
Eligibility requirements are as follows:
* Age 50 years or older
* Have not had major surgery in the past 6 months
* Have not had a major cardiac event in the past 6 months
The CEDCC is located at 282 St Clair Avenue, Clairton, Pa 15025
Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers.
Can you volunteer a few hours a week?
Call Bob Zombek at 412-233-3681
NBC Sunday Night Football will be at Neil C. Brown Stadium Friday night to showcase the team with the longest winning streak in the nation and their fans, the Clairton Bears. Segments from the game with Monessen will be shown during Sunday night’s game between the Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers. Come out to support Clairton and fill the stadium for Sunday Night Football.