April 12, 20193:54 PM

MAIN AND BROAD STREET: The City will be upgrading the signal at Main and Broad Street beginning this Monday, April 15th. Work included will be new signal foundations, upgraded ADA ramps, sidewalk work, and conduit installation in the roadway. During the construction there will be times when a corner or two at the intersection will be closed to pedestrians (and pedestrian traffic rerouted around). There will also be times when a lane closure may occur to facilitate the work. Meters may also be bagged at times to complete the work. Total construction time is anticipated to be 2-3 months. This work will coincide with the retiming of the signals at Main and North Streets and at Main Street and Union Boulevard. After construction is complete, these signals will be synced to provide for better traffic flow on Main Street. MAIN STREET: A contractor will be working on the waterline in front of the Moravian Bookstore on Main Street and will need to shift traffic between Church Street and Market Street next Wednesday, April 17th through Friday, April 19th from 7am-3pm each day. Meters will be blocked but two-way traffic will remain.

April 11, 20196:38 PM

‪On behalf of the City of Bethlehem, congratulations to these amazing students for being awarded Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Awards. Special congratulations to Olivia Chhugani of Freedom High School for being selected as the overall top state winner. ‬

April 10, 20199:10 PM

Today Northampton County Executive McClure, Easton Mayor Panto and I received the Governor’s Awards for Local Gov’t Excellence. The award was for Health & Wellness Initiatives including the removal of lead based paint hazards in pre1978 homes making our aging housing stock safe for kids.

April 8, 20192:41 PM

Today we announced the investment of nearly $500,000 in the housing stock of south Bethlehem through Project Reinvest: Neighborhoods. The initial rehabilitation will be to five homes like this one at 735 Hayes Street.

April 8, 201912:01 PM

Thank you, Jane Persa, for your 40 years of dedication & service to our city. In honor of your passion and commitment to our city’s parks & recreation, I officially proclaim today as Jane P. Persa Day in Bethlehem and wish you all the best in your retirement!

April 1, 20196:41 PM

The Mayor presenting Gopal Gandhi, the grandson of the late Mahatma Gandhi, with a Moravian Star. What an honor it was to meet with him today at City Hall. He will be speaking tomorrow at Foy Hall, Moravian College, at 7pm.

March 28, 201911:34 AM

UPDATE on Martin Tower Demolition in late Spring (Bethlehem, PA—March 28, 2019) The official date for the demolition of the former Bethlehem Steel’s Martin Tower will be Sunday, May 19th, 2019. The demolition time has yet to be determined, but will most likely take place during early morning day light hours. The property owners, City of Bethlehem and demolition experts, are working together on defining safe areas for viewing as well as restricted areas where no one shall be permitted. An area map will be provide at a later date and will include all street closures and restricted areas. Additional information will be released in mid-April. All necessary provisions to ensure the safety, health and welfare, of the public are being taken for this large undertaking. Built in 1972, Martin Tower is a 21-story, 332 ft. building located on 8th Avenue in Bethlehem. Named after Bethlehem Steel’s Chairman, Edmund F. Martin, the city’s only skyscraper stands 8ft above Allentown’s PP&L Center and has been vacated since 2007. Check back with the City’s website for future updates.

March 27, 20192:06 PM

EATON AVE – PennDOT will begin a bridge repair project on Eaton Ave TOMORROW, Thursday, March 28th on the bridge over SR378. To facilitate the work, Eaton Ave will be closed to eastbound traffic over the bridge for approximately 2 months. A full detour will be posted at Pennsylvania Ave, using Union Boulevard and 8th Ave to return to Eaton Ave; however, local traffic will be able to access Highland Ave. Westbound traffic will have no restrictions. STEFKO BLVD – A contractor will be working on Stefko Blvd tomorrow, March 28th between Irene Street and Stanhope St and will need to shift traffic into one lane for each direction between 8am and 4pm.

March 22, 20193:58 PM

‪Senator Toomey was in Bethlehem today adressing the nation’s opioid crisis. His legislation would add fentanyl to the list of other illicit drug standards set by the Department of State and remove aid to countries who don’t crack down on production. ‬

March 19, 201911:07 AM

LINDEN STREET: UGI will begin another main replacement project on Linden Street just north of Union Blvd tomorrow, Wednesday, March 20. This work will go north on Linden Street to Fairview and include side streets such as Goepp Street, Ettwein Street, and Maple Street. Lane closures and parking restrictions during working hours will occur.

March 19, 201911:07 AM

DELLWOOD STREET: UGI will also begin a main replacement project on Dellwood Street and Hawthorne Street on Thursday, March 21. The work will begin at Park Place and will move north on Dellwood. Parking restrictions and road closures will occur.

March 17, 20197:06 PM

Thank you O’Grady-Quinlan Academy of Irish Dancers, Nicholas Maravich and Grant Sedlock of the LHS Grenadier Band, and James Ruhf, Pipe Major City of Bethlehem Pipe Band for participating in our annual raising of the Irish Flag. 🇮🇪

March 17, 201910:17 AM

Dick Stiles sharing documents and memories with Mayor Donchez at City Hall. Mr. Stiles, 91, was married to the granddaughter of Robert Pfeifle, who was the Mayor of Bethlehem from 1930 to 1950. A historical marker is being planned for the 5 term mayor on the Greenway at Webster Street, the street which was Mayor Pfeifle’s home.

March 15, 201910:49 AM

The City will begin a sanitary sewer project on Monday, March 18th on Founders Way and 2nd Street. This work will necessitate the closure of 2nd Street between Founders Way and Polk Street (maintaining access to the parking lots). Additionally, northbound Founders Way will be shifted into the western (southbound) side of the median. This work will begin Monday at 8 am and will remain in effect 24 hours a day for approximately 2-3 weeks.

March 12, 20196:15 PM

Highlighting Bethlehem’s commitment to reducing energy consumption at the Lehigh Valley Mayor’s Sustainability Forum.

March 7, 201910:36 AM

Just presented my State of the City Address to 250 business leaders and city residents. Great things happening in the City of Bethlehem! https://youtu.be/SIl5MQsxQWA

February 22, 20191:12 PM

Congratulations on your promotions Deputy Chief Meixell, Capt. Kott (first female Captain in City of Bethlehem), Lt. Kroner, Sgt. Schnalzer and Sgt Hammer. Welcome new officers Brito, Steidel, and Giedgowd. Thank you for your service and dedication to our city!

February 15, 20193:37 PM

Declaring today Bob Born Day in the City of Bethlehem on his 94th Birthday. Bob joined his father Sam and Uncles Irv and Jack in the family business of Just Born Quality Confections in Bethlehem in 1946 and created HOT TAMALES® in 1950.

February 1, 20198:21 AM

Anyone interested in serving on a City Authority, Board or Commission, please submit a letter of interest and resume to saugello@bethlehem-pa.gov or wkarras@bethlehem-pa.gov

January 9, 201910:44 AM

Congratulations to Sagra Beans! Welcome to the Bethlehem business family.

January 3, 201912:26 PM

City Council Meetings Available to View On-Line City Council Meetings are video recorded and can be viewed at your convenience on the City’s website. On the home page go to Quick Links, click on City Council Meeting Agendas and Documents, click on the Video button in the Minutes column. The recordings can also be viewed on YouTube – City of Bethlehem Council