In an interview with the Courier, Nesby said she found that her agenda for moving the community forward from poverty and stagnation couldn’t really begin until she addressed several lingering issues—most of them financial.
She found some curious things
"The former mayor’s son-in-law was the city manager. His nanny was the controller. Her husband was the chair of planning commission, and her family is related to the Act 47 coordinator,” Nesby said during the May 11 interview.
Duquesne's population peaked at 21,396 in 1930. Its 2016 estimated population is 5,516 -- a drop of 15,880 (74%).
Related reading:Duquesne City Center (Duquesne Steel Works). (Western Pennsylvania Brownfield Center)
Steel production ended in 1984.
Other disappearing cities and boroughs of the Keystone StateAliquippa. (1/12/2019)
Dickson City. (1/26/2019)
Other U.S. disappearing cities:
Baltimore, Maryland. (12/31/2018)
Benton Harbor, Michigan. (1/15/2019)
Buffalo, New York, (1/8/2019)
Cairo, Illinois. (1/5/2019)
Cleveland, Ohio (1/2/2019)
Detroit, Michigan. (1/1/2019)
East St. Louis, Illinois. (1/11/2019)
Flint, Michigan. (1/7/2019)
Gary, Indiana. (1/4/2019)
St. Louis, Missouri. (1/2/2019)
Wheeling, West Virginia. (1/16/2019)
Youngstown, Ohio. (1/9/2019)