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Remember When: New Ken, Parnassus floods; DeMao for mayor

Submitted by Shirley Fazekas of Lower Burrell
Fifth Avenue New Kensington going toward Arnold

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Saturday, March 23, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

100 years ago

Worst flood in history hits New Ken, Parnassus

New Kensington and Parnassus were visited by the worst flood in their history. The hardest hit of any plant is the Union Spring and Manufacturing Company where the whole plant went submerged under two feet of water, throwing out of employment about 300. The hardest hit of the residence section are the houses in Parnassus area.

75 years ago

Apollo Steel Co. workers won't take wage cut; president says he'll close

Apollo Steel Company workers voted overwhelmingly to refuse a proposed reduction in hourly wages. President of the company declared that he will close the plant on April 1 if the cut is not accepted by the workers.

50 years ago

DeMao will seek Democratic nomination as Arnold mayor

William N. DeMao announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination for mayor of the City of Arnold at the May 21 primary. DeMao currently is serving the people of Arnold as alderman in the 2nd Ward.

25 years ago

Developer Zamias says Frazer mall will be ‘second to none'; asks public for its support

Developer Damian Zamias outlined the benefits of the proposed Frazer Mall and asked for public support for the project. At a meeting in the Deer Lakes Elementary Center, Zamias said the proposed regional mall will be “second to none in the Pittsburgh area.”

15 years ago

‘Titanic' wins 11 Oscars, ties record

“Titanic” won a record-tying 11 Oscars, including best picture, director and song. Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt took top acting honors in “As Good As It Gets.”

10 years ago

Montgomery Ward store in Lower Burrell houses Home Expo

Shoppers paid $3 to browse 75,000 square feet of vendors at the Home Expo at the former Montgomery Ward department store in Lower Burrell.

Five years ago

Route 28 south of Harmar exit closed for test blasting

PennDOT closed both lanes of Route 28 in the area south of Exit 11 in Harmar to conduct test blasting on the hillside that is prone to rock slides. PennDOT plans to prevent rock slides by drilling into the hillside and inserting dynamite to blast away jagged, overhanging rock.

 

 
 


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