August 14, 20188:49 AM

Road Work... *New Street: UGI will continue working on New Street but will need to close the road between Elizabeth Avenue and Goepp Street beginning Monday, August 13th from 6am-4pm. This work will last until Friday August 24th daily. *Schoenersville Road: PennDOT’s contractor will continue to work at night repairing concrete patches but will also begin daytime lane closures from 9am-3pm in the area north of Route 22. Also, on August 15th, the contractor will begin milling and paving operations north of Route 22 overnight with lane closures. *SR378: PennDOT will have pothole patching crews on SR378 next Wednesday and Thursday nights between 3rd Street and the Broad Street bridge. Lane closures will take place from 8pm-8am.

August 13, 201811:33 AM

Several mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus in the cities of Bethlehem and Easton. Our action threshold in these areas has been reached and a control event has been scheduled for Tuesday 8/14/18. With rain dates scheduled 8/15 and 8/16. The event will be a truck mounted ultra-low volume application using a product called Aqua Duet. The application rate will be .75 ounces per acre and will take place between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., areas to be treated are neighborhoods next to Nisky Hill cemetery, around Stehr Street by the Cup and over by Rockland Park and Just Born Candy.

August 13, 20189:05 AM

Road work update for week of August 13-17th: New Street: UGI will continue working on New Street but will need to close the road between Elizabeth Avenue and Goepp Street beginning Monday, August 13th from 6am-4pm. This work will last until Friday August 24th daily. Schoenersville Road: PennDOT’s contractor will continue to work at night repairing concrete patches but will also begin daytime lane closures from 9am-3pm in the area north of Route 22. *August 15th, the contractor will begin milling and paving operations north of Route 22 overnight with lane closures. SR378: PennDOT will have pothole patching crews on SR378 next Wednesday and Thursday nights between 3rd Street and the Broad Street bridge. Lane closures will take place from 8pm-8am.

August 8, 20181:54 PM

Mayor Donchez's August 13th Open Door will be canceled. The next Open Door will be held September 10th from 9 to 11 a.m., and 1 to 3 p.m.

August 7, 20189:52 AM

Due to extreme real feel temperatures reaching 100 degrees, the Theis/Cornfeld Recycling center will close again today, August 7th at 12PM.

August 6, 201810:03 AM

Due to extreme real feel temperatures reaching 100 degrees, the Theis/Cornfeld Recycling center will close at 12pm today.

August 5, 20183:10 PM

Musikfest Update - Sunday, August 5th: Musikfest’s Volksplatz Venue to Reopen at 5 p.m. today. Handwerkplatz and Familienplatz, the other two venues impacted by the flooding, remain closed at this time. For additional details and updates, including schedule changes, visit www.musikfest.org or check out facebook.com/Musikfest and twitter.com/Musikfest.

August 4, 20184:26 PM

Musikfest Update: As an update, today, August 4, at 2pm, Volksplatz and Handwerkplatz will be remaining closed for the day. Our goal is to have both sites open tomorrow, Sunday, August 5 for normal business. City of Bethlehem and ArtsQuest Staff are cleaning up sites impacted by flooding. There will be an additional update on the status of the three closed venues on Sunday morning. Please read the ArtsQuest Statement below. For additional details and updates, visit www.musikfest.org or check out facebook.com/Musikfest and twitter.com/Musikfest.

August 2, 20188:07 AM

CITY OF BETHLEHEM NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED TIME OF CITY COUNCIL MEETING: TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2018 – 5:30 PM NOTICE is hereby given that the Bethlehem City Council has rescheduled the time of its first meeting in August on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 to 5:30 PM in Town Hall, instead of 7:00 PM. The normal time for City Council Meetings is 7:00 PM. Since Musikfest occurs during that week, the meeting time has been rescheduled to 5:30 PM.

August 1, 201811:03 AM

Yesterday we welcomed Nana Kitani, an exchange student from our sister city in Tondabayashi, Japan. She will be here for 3 weeks and is loving our blueberry pancakes! We hope she enjoys her trips to NYC and Philadelphia!

July 31, 20183:16 PM

Welcome to our new City of Bethlehem Police Officers and Fire Fighters who were sworn in today. Congratulations to those officers and firefighters who received promotions. Thank you for your service and dedication!

July 30, 20182:56 PM

On Saturday we issued a Mayoral Proclamation to the Liberty High School football team for their continued maintenance of the Bethlehem Steel Workers Memorial. Thank you Coach Truby and team for your hard work.

July 16, 20189:35 AM

Today we welcomed Ziga Mekis Recek, an exchange student from Murska Sobota, Slovenia. He was here for three weeks and just can't understand the appeal of root beer floats.

July 10, 20184:30 PM

Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday July 11th, PennDOT’s contractor will begin patch repairs on Schoenersville Road from 8th Avenue to Macada Road as part of their overlay project. The work will take place between 7pm and 6am Monday through Thursday and will continue until August 3, 2018. Nightly lane closures and / or flagging will occur during this work.

July 4, 20189:52 AM

Wishing everyone a happy and safe Independence Day!

July 2, 20188:17 AM

A reminder from the Fire Marshal: As of October 2017 consumer grade fireworks are legal to purchase and possess across the State of Pennsylvania. However the use of fireworks remains limited by state law. In order to use consumer fireworks, a person must be 18 years of age or older, but a person MAY NOT INTENTIONALLY IGNITE OR DISCHARGE CONSUMER FIREWORKS or novelty sparkling devices: (1) ON PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PROPERTY WITHOUT THE EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE OWNER. (2) WITHIN, OR FROM A MOTOR VEHICLE OR BUILDING. (3) INTO OR AT A MOTOR VEHICLE OR BUILDING OR AT ANOTHER PERSON. (4) WHILE THE PERSON IS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE OR ANOTHER DRUG. (5) WITHIN 150 FEET OF AN OCCUPIED STRUCTURE. An "OCCUPIED STRUCTURE” is defined by state law as A STRUCTURE, VEHICLE OR PLACE ADAPTED FOR OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION OF PERSONS OR FOR CONDUCTING BUSINESS WHETHER OR NOT A PERSON IS ACTUALLY PRESENT.

June 26, 20181:23 PM

Congratulations for sixty years in business in the City of Bethlehem All the best for a prosperous future.

June 26, 201810:31 AM

Tuesday morning's walk around the City for Mayor Donchez's Dare to Care program where approximately 70 smoke detectors were installed in residences.

June 22, 201811:35 AM

The City welcomes Bethlehem/Murska Sobota Sister Cities Association for the 27th anniversary of the Independence of Slovenia with the 22nd annual flag raising celebration.

June 11, 20182:57 PM

Notice to City of Bethlehem Water Customers Beginning Monday June 11, 2018, contractors for the City of Bethlehem will be relocating one of the City’s water transmission mains along Willowbrook Road in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, north of LVIA Airport. This work is part of the broader project to widen Willowbrook Road in preparation for the opening of the new FedEx Distribution Facility later this year. The work is expected to be completed by the end of July 2018. This transmission main provides drinking water to a large part of our service territory, particularly customers in West Bethlehem and Hanover Township - Lehigh and Northampton Counties. The City and Contractors are taking steps to ensure that there should be no disruption of water service during this project. However, there is the possibility that a loss of water pressure or discolored water could occur at any time during this period. The City will provide immediate updates should any major disruptions occur and if any corrective actions are warranted. If you would like to update your emergency contact information please contact customer service at 610-865-7070. We monitor water chemistry in the distribution system every day and we continue to meet or exceed stringent Pa DEP limits on drinking water quality. There are no restrictions on water use and there are no boil water advisories at this time. Should you experience discolored water we advise that you do not let your water run continuously. Rather, run your cold water faucets only for a few minutes at a time until it begins to clear up. Repeat this step every hour or so until the water runs clear. We recommend that you do not run your hot water while you are experiencing discolored water and to use discretion when using water for routine chores such as washing clothes. We take our responsibility to delivery safe, clean drinking water to our customers very seriously and are taking steps to minimize the impact to our customer’s daily activities during this project. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the office of the Director of Water and Sewer Resources at the above number or contact our 24/7 Control Center at 610-865-7077. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

June 4, 201810:00 AM

The 1st of 3, 2018 Dare To Care, neighborhood walks. Police Arson Dog, Silver, greeting residents. Also installed 43 smoke detectors bringing the total for 13 neighborhood walks to around 1,900.

City Council Meeting August 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Parking Authority Meeting August 22, 2018 4:30 PM

Meeting Location: 85 West North Street

Human Relations Commission Meeting August 22, 2018 6:30 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street, Room 504

Zoning Hearing Board Meeting August 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Fine Arts Commission Meeting September 3, 2018 5:15 PM

Meeting Location: Laros Room, Bethlehem Public Library, 11 W. Church Street

City Council Meeting September 4, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Board of Historical and Architectural Review Meeting September 5, 2018 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street, Room A205

Bethlehem Housing Authority Meeting September 10, 2018 4:30 PM

Meeting Location: Monocacy Towers, Community Room

Bethlehem Authority Meeting September 13, 2018 3:30 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street, Room 504

Planning Commission Meeting September 13, 2018 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

City Council Meeting September 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Redevelopment Authority Meeting September 20, 2018 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Parking Authority Meeting September 26, 2018 4:30 PM

Meeting Location: 85 West North Street

Human Relations Commission Meeting September 26, 2018 6:30 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street, Room 504

Zoning Hearing Board Meeting September 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Fine Arts Commission Meeting October 1, 2018 5:15 PM

Meeting Location: Laros Room, Bethlehem Public Library, 11 W. Church Street

City Council Meeting October 2, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Board of Historical and Architectural Review Meeting October 3, 2018 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street, Room A205

Bethlehem Housing Authority Meeting October 8, 2018 4:30 PM

Meeting Location: Monocacy Towers, Community Room

Bethlehem Authority Meeting October 11, 2018 3:30 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street, Room 504

Planning Commission Meeting October 11, 2018 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

City Council Meeting October 16, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Redevelopment Authority Meeting October 18, 2018 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Parking Authority Meeting October 24, 2018 4:30 PM

Meeting Location: 85 West North Street

Human Relations Commission Meeting October 24, 2018 6:30 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street, Room 504

Zoning Hearing Board Meeting October 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Fine Arts Commission Meeting November 5, 2018 5:15 PM

Meeting Location: Laros Room, Bethlehem Public Library, 11 W. Church Street

Board of Historical and Architectural Review Meeting November 7, 2018 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street, Room A205

City Council Meeting November 7, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Bethlehem Authority Meeting November 8, 2018 3:30 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street, Room 504

Planning Commission Meeting November 8, 2018 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Bethlehem Housing Authority Meeting November 12, 2018 4:30 PM

Meeting Location: Monocacy Towers, Community Room

Redevelopment Authority Meeting November 15, 2018 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

City Council Meeting November 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Parking Authority Meeting November 28, 2018 4:30 PM

Meeting Location: 85 West North Street

Human Relations Commission Meeting November 28, 2018 6:30 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street, Room 504

Zoning Hearing Board Meeting November 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Fine Arts Commission Meeting December 3, 2018 5:15 PM

Meeting Location: Laros Room, Bethlehem Public Library, 11 W. Church Street

City Council Meeting December 4, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Board of Historical and Architectural Review Meeting December 5, 2018 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street, Room A205

Bethlehem Housing Authority Meeting December 10, 2018 4:30 PM

Meeting Location: Monocacy Towers, Community Room

Bethlehem Authority Meeting December 13, 2018 3:30 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street, Room 504

Planning Commission Meeting December 13, 2018 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

City Council Meeting December 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Redevelopment Authority Meeting December 20, 2018 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Parking Authority Meeting December 26, 2018 4:30 PM

Meeting Location: 85 West North Street

Human Relations Commission Meeting December 26, 2018 6:30 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street, Room 504

Zoning Hearing Board Meeting December 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street