West Hazleton Borough

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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, but 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.

Facts

Address West Hazleton Borough
12 South 4th Street, West Hazleton, PA 18202
Phone 570-455-7851
Fax 570-455-4223
Website www.westhazletonboro.org
E-mail whb1@ptd.net
Population 3,543
Square Miles .8
Name of Mayor Mark Rockovich
Congressional District 11th
Legislative District 116th
Type of Government Mayor and Council
School District Hazleton Area School District
Phone: 570-459-3111
Public Library N/A
Range of Housing Costs $35,000 to $200,00
Property Tax Rate 35 mills

Utilities

Cable Service Electric Cable Vision
Phone: 570-454-3841
Gas UGI Utilities
Phone: 570-455-7564
Electric PPL Utilities, Inc.
Phone: 800-342-5775
Water Hazleton City Water Authority
Phone: 570-454-2401
Waste Removal J.P.Mascaro & Sons
Phone: 1-800-243-7575
Last Updated: 09/07/10 11:26:14
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