Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

There's More to the Story

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

There's More to the Story

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I read with interest Charles McCollester's Nov. 27 "The Next Page" article about the historic 1947 debate between then- congressmen John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon and also the article "Effort Under Way to Restore, Reopen Penn-McKee Hotel" [South] on Dec. 8.

The Penn-McKee has been vacant and abandoned since the mid- 1980s. For three years, our group has been working with McKeesport and state officials and with regional preservation authorities to see if the building could be saved and re-used.

Sadly, in February 2011, the process of acquiring the building for the city was shut down when Mary Ann Huk, quoted in the Dec. 8 article, filed a legal challenge.

As a result, I found Mr. McCollester and Ms. Huk's comments disingenuous, to say the least.

We have repeatedly asked Ms. …

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