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est Hazleton, founded by Conrad Horn, is a borough of 8/10 square mile in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, 31 miles (50 km) south of Wilkes Barre. In 1900, 2,516 people lived here; in 1910, 4,715 people lived here. The population was 3,542 at the 2000 census.

West Hazleton began in 1887 with its borough charter drawn on March 12th. Consisting of mainly immigrants who worked in the anthracite coal mines, its first burgess was J.W. McMurtrie who served from 1888 to 1890. West Hazleton was home of the areas most prestigious and popular attraction, Hazle Park. Nearby sat Cranberry Ballpark, where legendary Babe Ruth played.

Today, West Hazleton is mostly residential, consists of two shopping centers, industrial park, movie theater, and youth sports complex. Some of the areas best church bazaars, with ethnic specialties, will draw crowds from all over Northeastern Pennsylvania to West Hazleton.

West Hazleton is in 11th Congressional District and 116th Legislative District.

 

 

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Neighborhood Crime Watch
4/19/2010 10:23 AM
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West Hazleton has a Neighborhood Crime Crime Watch Committee
Help us keep West Hazleton a safe and enjoyable place!
You can report crimes, problem properties or traffic concerns through our Tipline or use or on-line e-report form anonymously.
We are currenly looking for Neighborhood Watch Committee members.
Find out more here:
 
Expires: 8/1/2010
West Hazleton Recreation Club Christmas Party
11/24/2014 10:32 AM
The West Hazleton Recreation Club will host a Christmas party for residents of West Hazleton ONLY on Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM in the West Hazleton Community Building located at 100 South 4th Street. Doors open at 1:45 PM. Children up to the age of 10 must pre register in order to receive a gift. Please call  570-455-7851 or 540-454-3311 to register. Deadline to register is December 8, 2014.
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