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 20, 201810:05 AM

Due to equipment malfunction, sections of Tuesday’s recycling route were not collected. If you are in the areas of Lincoln Park, Edgeboro Manor or Callone Ave and your curbside recycling was not picked up on Tuesday, June 19th, please be advised that your recycling will be collected on Saturday, June 23. Questions should be directed to the Recycling Bureau at 610-865-7082.

June 19, 20183:51 PM

The City of Bethlehem will be holding a meeting on July 10th at 2:00 pm in Town Hall, 10 E. Church Street, for religious groups affected by the Runner’s World Race The events will take place October 19-21, 2018. This meeting will be an opportunity to discuss road closures and access to facilities, as well as volunteer opportunities which many of you have taken part in in the past.

June 18, 20188:26 AM

PennDOT’s contractor will begin patch repairs on Schoenersville Rd ahead of the full mill and overlay next Tuesday (6/19) through Thursday night (6/21), between Avenue C and 8th Avenue. Lanes will be closed and shifted at times between 9pm and 6am each day.

June 18, 20188:25 AM

PennDOT will be closing off the entrance to E. Lehigh Street (one-way road in front of Steelworkers Hall) at Center Street on Tuesday at 9am and will keep it closed until Thursday morning to complete repairs to the intersection. Vehicles parked in this area on Tuesday will be able to leave however, no vehicles will be allowed in after 9am Tuesday. Parking will need to be relocated until Thursday morning and vehicles looking to use this road to access City Hall will need to continue south on Center Street and turn right at the Fahy Bridge Signal.

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 10, 201812:03 AM

The following roadwork is scheduled in Bethlehem next week: SR378: PennDOT will have bridge inspection crews on SR378 between US22 and the Hill to Hill Bridge as follows: Tuesday 6/12: Northbound lane restriction from 9am-3pm Wednesday 6/13: Southbound lane restriction from 9am-3pm Fahy Bridge: PennDOT’s contractor for the Fahy Bridge Project will begin to implement daily traffic patterns in the southbound right lane from 6am-5pm in order to remove the platform underneath the bridge. The work is scheduled to begin Monday, June 11 and will continue until Friday July 13th (excluding July 4th). Also, on Tuesday June 12th, the contractor will implement lane closures of the right lanes in both the northbound and southbound lanes to install the Shared Lane Markings. Center Street / SR512: PennDOT will begin to reconstruct the intersection of the Fahy Bridge, Center Street and Lehigh Street on Tuesday, June 12. They will begin on the northern side of the intersection (closer to City Hall). During this time, vehicles will be shifted on Center and Lehigh Streets and will be able to turn to and from the bridge, but vehicles will not be able to travel north towards City Hall. Traffic will be detoured up Center Street to Church Street. This work will be 24/7 through Friday, June 15. At a later date, the work will be shifted to the other side of the intersection. Brodhead Road: Lehigh’s contractor for the new Brodhead Rd Dorms will begin utility work on Brodhead Rd on Monday. Beginning Monday, Brodhead Road will be closed to all traffic. A full detour will be set up. This full closure is expected to remain for about 2 months as utilities are installed and the road repaved. Also on Monday, the intersection of Brodhead Rd and 4th Street will be reduced to one lane with flaggers from 8am-3pm for utility work.

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.

June 1, 201810:32 AM

June 1st is National Gun Violence Awareness Day; to honor and remember all victims and survivors of gun violence in our country. #gunviolenceawarnessday

May 30, 201810:03 AM

Mayor Donchez joined Adrienne Washington of Lehigh University, Missy Hartney and her staff of South Side Arts District to unveil new banners for the Arts District and University.

May 21, 20181:01 PM

Mayor Donchez of the City of Bethlehem formally designated May 20th thru May 26th 2018, as EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK. Calling upon the residents of Bethlehem to remember those EMS personnel who are called to care for all people, with knowledge and integrity.

May 21, 201812:59 PM

A special call out during the EMS recognition to John W. Patterson, M.D., for providing thirty-six years (1982-2018) of dedication as the Service Medical Director for Bethlehem Emergency Medical Services, and for being the longest-serving Service Medical Director in the Eastern PA.,EMS Council Region.

May 17, 201811:01 AM

Congratulations to Lehigh University on its official ground breaking for the future Southside Commons dormitory. Bethlehem looks forward to the continued partnership and success of the University, as it expands and brings new life to our city.

May 11, 20181:21 PM

A big thank you to the Bach Choir of Bethlehem for arraniging Bach Outdoors at Payrow Plaza. It was a lunch-break treat.

May 10, 20183:47 PM

Welcome the City’s newest police officer, Silver. Silver is a 2-year-old yellow lab that is trained to detect arson accelerants while aiding in fire investigations around the Lehigh Valley.

May 9, 201810:48 AM

The Chamber’s giant scissors snipped through the ribbon this morning, making Church Street Market officially open for business. Congratulations!

May 8, 201812:17 PM

Congratulations to Juan Carlos and Rafael Palomino, on the grand opening of Main Street’s new Urbano Mexican Kitchen & Bar.

April 27, 20183:09 PM

Thank you Bethlehem Garden Club for choosing to make the Bethlehem Rose Garden home of Bethlehem's first Blue Star Memorial Marker in recognition of those who have served, are serving or will serve in our Armed Services.

April 27, 201811:35 AM

Celebrating Arbor Day with Nitschmann Middle School students and planting of a Red Bud in the Rose Garden. Thank you Bethlehem Garden Club for donating one of three trees planted today. Trees provide multiple benefits to a community including increase in property values, reduce to home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife with a habitat.

April 27, 20189:19 AM

The City of Bethlehem has received a "Growth Award" from the Arbor Day Foundation this year. Stop by City Hall today to get a free tree seedling and help our city contiue to grow its arboretum.

April 25, 201811:17 AM

Friday, April 27, 2018 is Arbor Day! The City of Bethlehem is proud to announce the continuation of its traditional distribution of tree seedlings in celebration of Arbor Day. The trees are free - one per person - to Bethlehem residents on a first come basis starting at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall. The City will be offering Black oak, Tamarack, Kousa dogwood, Striped maple, and Washington Hawthorne.

Parking Authority Meeting June 27, 2018 4:30 PM

Meeting Location: 85 West North Street

Human Relations Commission Meeting June 27, 2018 6:30 PM

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

Zoning Hearing Board Meeting June 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Fine Arts Commission Meeting July 2, 2018 5:15 PM

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

City Council Meeting July 3, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

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

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

Bethlehem Housing Authority Meeting July 9, 2018 4:30 PM

Meeting Location: Monocacy Towers, Community Room

Bethlehem Authority Meeting July 12, 2018 3:30 PM

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

Planning Commission Meeting July 12, 2018 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

City Council Meeting July 17, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Redevelopment Authority Meeting July 19, 2018 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Parking Authority Meeting July 25, 2018 4:30 PM

Meeting Location: 85 West North Street

Human Relations Commission Meeting July 25, 2018 6:30 PM

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

Zoning Hearing Board Meeting July 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Board of Historical and Architectural Review Meeting August 1, 2018 4:00 PM

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

Fine Arts Commission Meeting August 6, 2018 5:15 PM

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

City Council Meeting August 7, 2018 5:30 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Bethlehem Authority Meeting August 9, 2018 3:30 PM

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

Planning Commission Meeting August 9, 2018 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Bethlehem Housing Authority Meeting August 13, 2018 4:30 PM

Meeting Location: Monocacy Towers, Community Room

Redevelopment Authority Meeting August 16, 2018 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

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