November 16, 20183:38 PM

Road Work in Bethlehem Week of November 19, 2018 4TH Street: A contractor working at the building at 4th and Adams Street will be installing a new waterline to the building on 4th Street and will need to close the road to one lane with flaggers next week. 4th Street will be reduced to one-lane from 8am-4pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. 3rd Street: The contractor working on the building at 3rd and New Streets will continue to have a crane placed in the right eastbound lane of 3rd Street at New Street next week from 8am-3pm.

November 16, 20189:49 AM

Due to the weather, the Bethlehem Compost Facility will open at noon today and the Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center will also open at noon today. Curbside Recycling services normally performed on Friday 11/16/18 will be moved to Saturday 11/17/18

November 15, 20181:12 PM

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION City of Bethlehem Budget Hearing Meeting Thursday, November 15, 2018 – 6:00PM The Thursday, November 15, 2018 City of Bethlehem Budget Hearing Meeting has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The Public Works Department Budget, the Liquid Fuels Fund, and the Non-Utility Capital Fund will be reviewed during the Second Budget Hearing on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6:00PM in Town Hall.

November 11, 20188:56 AM

Today we thank all those who served our country. Thank you!

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.

November 6, 20189:24 AM

Road work in Bethlehem: Mountain Drive: A contractor working on a fiber optic line will be working on Mountain Drive on Wednesday and Thursday near Sayre Dr. and will need to reduce the road to one lane with flaggers from 8am-3pm. Two-way traffic will be maintained. Livingston Street: A contractor will be repaving Livingston Street at Irene Street on Tuesday and will need to close the road between Irene Street and Geraldine Street from 7am – 4pm. A full detour will be posted. W. Fairview Street: A contractor will be working on W. Fairview Street on Thursday and will need to close the road between Mauch Chunk Road and Monocacy Street from 8am – 4pm.

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 26, 201811:12 AM

The Citizens’ Christmas City Committee is seeking donations of tall trees for the Christmas holiday season. The trees need to be nicely shaped, 40-50 feet in height, must be accessible to the roadway, and within no more than 7 miles of center city. City Electrician Greg Cryder, will come out to the location and inspect the tree for acceptability. We are also seeking the donation of a nicely shaped 18 – 25 foot tree. Donation of these trees will be recognized at the annual Christmas City Tree Lighting Ceremony, which will take place on Friday, November 23, 2018, at 4:30PM on Payrow Plaza. Anyone wishing to donate a tree should call Greg Cryder or Chris Lenhart at 610-865-7108. Please provide a return number and address in your message so we can find the tree.

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.

September 9, 20188:15 PM

Trick or Treat night is scheduled for Friday, October 26th from 6-8pm. The Halloween Parade is Sunday, October 28th at 2pm.

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

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