November 30, 20182:45 PM

Bethlehem Area Public Library has partnered with the BASD to help pay down student lunch debt.

November 28, 20182:44 PM

A reminder that the 2018 leaf collection schedule can be viewed on the City's website www.bethlehem-pa.gov. This is an anticipated schedule, and may vary from time to time depending on weather and workload. Any questions should be directed to the Public Works Streets Bureau (610) 865-7053.

November 28, 201810:49 AM

The Bethlehem Yardwaste and Compost Facility, 1480 Schoenersville Road, will be closing December 1, 2018. The center will reopen January 2, 2019 for residential Christmas Tree drop off. The center will close again February 1, 2019 and reopen in early April 2019, weather permitting. Questions should be directed to 610-865-7082.

November 26, 201811:52 AM

Thank you Mr. Brian Peck, a Correctional Officer in New Jersey and President of “Sheepdog Cigar Club, Inc.,” for your donation of multiple large bags of dog food, multiple dog supplements, a K-9 vehicle ramp and dog toys to the Bethlehem Police Department. The food, supplements and K-9 ramp will be used in the care and maintenance of Silver, our Arson K-9. The K-9 ramp will be used to help Silver, a Labrador retriever, save her joints from injury when jumping in and out of the police vehicle thus helping prolong her service life.

November 8, 20183:03 PM

Thank you Kate and Adam Flatt of Social Still for your generous donation to the Bethlehem Fire Department Wish Fund. The donation will be used for a new thermal imaging camera.

October 31, 201810:15 AM

Message from the Bethlehem Recycling Bureau: Effective Immediately there will be no mulch or compost loader available on Sundays at the Bethlehem Yard Waste Facility from now until the end of the year. Please plan accordingly. Questions should be directed to 610-865-7082

October 29, 201812:57 PM

Today the City K-9 unit received a donation from ten year old Brooklyn Pronovich who raised $1,205.00 at her lemonade stand. This is her fifth year and has given to the veterans, Wounded Warriors and Active Heroes. We are very proud of her and thank her for her generous donation.

October 25, 201811:42 AM

Thank you to @PPLCorp for sponsoring the #southsidebethlehemKIZ for 2018! We appreciate your continued support of innovation and entrepreneurship that leads to future economic development, jobs, and a vibrant & attractive place to live and work. @CObandoDerstine @BethlehemMayor

October 19, 20181:22 PM

Welcome NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference 84th Annual Convention. Thank you for choosing Bethlehem for your convention.

October 18, 20181:09 PM

Today the City received a $1 million dollar grant from the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for the Memorial Pool reconstruction project. Thank you, Secretary Cindy Dunn, Governor Wolf, Senator Boscola, Senator McNeil, Representative Samuelson City Council and the entire community for your support.

October 2, 20182:42 PM

Bethlehem welcomed our 5th Sister City, Foiano di Val Fortore, Italy, at a signing ceremony on Monday, 10/1, with Mayor Dr. Michelantonio Maffeo, Vice Mayor Dr. Giuseppe Antonio Ruggiero and guests. Looking forward to a strong relationship with our community and theirs.

October 1, 201812:26 PM

The City of Bethlehem has partnered with Hometown Press to bring the Fall/Winter Newsletter directly to residents' mailbox. This bi-yearly publication contains important contact numbers, upcoming event dates, and the recycling/leaf pick-up schedules for the city.

September 28, 20181:23 PM

Had a wonderful lunch today with Moravian Academy student Eszter Hiscott. She is a bright, and very busy young lady.

September 28, 201812:46 AM

‪200 bags were filled (providing one month worth of food) by the Junior League of Lehigh Valley and the Mayor’s office for National Blessings in a Backpack Day at Marvine Elementary. Thank you to Blessings Backpack LV Program Director, Jessica Schwartz, for your efforts in eliminating childhood hunger.‬

September 19, 201811:02 AM

On behalf of the City of Bethlehem, thank you Gail Hoover and the "Annual Gail Hoover Birthday Bash Party," for donating 35 pet oxygen rescue masks, 3 collapsible pet cages and 3 large metal pet storage carts for dogs, to the Bethlehem Police Department.

September 19, 20188:37 AM

Effective beginning this weekend, there will be an increase in monitoring and enforcement of Short Term Lodging Facilities throughout the City. We will now have on-call and proactive monitoring of our STL ordinance on Thursday and Friday evenings, as well as on Saturday and Sunday. The public is encouraged to call the City’s non-emergency number, 610-865-7187 and speak with a dispatcher, leaving your name and phone number so an inspector can call you back to assess the situation. The inspectors will be available to come out to the site, gather evidence, and cite new violators of this ordinance. Questions, during regular business hours, should be directed to Mike Simonson, Chief Building Inspector 610-865-7091.

September 12, 20181:55 PM

The City of Bethlehem received Lehigh Valley Planning Commission's first ever Community of Distinction award for exemplifying innovation in the community by demonstrating excellence in planning, design and implementation in the redevelopment of the former Bethlehem Steel lands, the Bethlehem Greenway and the Skateplaza. County Executive Lamont McClure, along with the LVPC presented the award to Mayor Donchez.

August 31, 20188:41 AM

Congratulations to James J. Lynn and his family on his promotion from Captain to Assistant Fire Chief.

August 24, 201812:59 PM

The yellow and blue Ukrainian flag was raised over City Hall to commemorate the 27th anniversary of Ukraine's Independence. Saint Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church dancers treated spectators to a traditional Ukrainian dance in celebration

August 23, 20185:56 PM

Such a pleasure to be visited by former Mayor of Bethlehem, Ken Smith.

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