A Crusade to Save his Hometown

Take his opening news conference as Cubs manager when he told the bartender at the Cubby Bear to get everyone “a shot and a beer, the Hazleton way.” It was a nod to the blue-collar town built by immigrants tucked away in the hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania where coal miners would frequent neighborhood bars after their shifts. Maddon, 60, grew up there in an apartment over his father’s plumbing store.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon often speaks of his hometown with a folksy flair.

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ELLEN F. O’CONNELL/Staff Photographer Joe Maddon mingles with the crowd during the grand opening of the Hazleton One Community Center, located in the former Most Precious Blood School on East Fourth Street in Hazleton, on June 17, 2013.


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  • Former Rays manager Joe Maddon speaks on meaning of ‘Thanksmas’

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  • Maddon, City to be featured in NBC show

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  • Cubs Manager still invested in Pa. coal region (Click picture to read full article)

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  • Community's Diversity Celebrated at Annual Dinner

    Jorge Tirado celebrated Diversity Night with some Latin Dance moves and then took a break away from the disc jockeys at the Hazleton One Community Center on Friday night. 

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  • Thanksmas For All

    Maddon wraps up visit with annual dinner, giveaway!


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  • Return to Home Plate

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A Coppola in town to Teach Filmmaking

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Extra Hands Help Shape Park

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A nature park has always existed amid trees, rocks and berry bushes on the city’s eastern edge. Volunteers just had to uncover it.

Celebrate Hazleton Event Planned in City Aug. 4-5

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A More Latino Hazleton, Pa. Brace's for Trump's Immigration orders

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How Joe Maddon Changed my life

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Sneed: Joe Maddon steps up for immigrants in his Pennsylvania hometown


Area Students hold Skype Session with UK Professor

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Virtual Tutoring Plays Principal Role in Partnerships with Urban Shools

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Joe Maddon HIP Fundraiser

Teens Explore 'Home' through a Camera Lens

Several youths who participated in the "A Place Called Home" photography project at the Hazleton One Community Center never held a camera in their hands before.

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Community celebrates Maddon's milestones, philanthropy during visit.

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