October 15, 201811:13 AM

An invitation for ideas from the community: Wednesday Oct. 17, noon to 2 p.m., or 5 to 7 p.m.

October 12, 20183:49 PM

Road Work in Bethlehem Week of October 15, 2018 New Street: The City’s contractor will continue to pave the area between Goepp Street and Elizabeth Avenue next week. Road Closures are expected to complete this work. Union Blvd: A contractor will be installing a waterline on Union Blvd between Main Street and Monocacy Street and will need to shift traffic to the south side of the street. Two-way traffic will be maintained. Brodhead Ave and Packer Ave: The contractor for the new Lehigh Dorms will be working in the intersection of Brodhead Ave and Packer Ave next week. Two-way traffic will be maintained with flaggers. J.D. Eckman, the prime contractor for the New Street, Fahy Bridge reconstruction, will take a lane on the SB side of Fahy St. bridge in preparation to make structure repairs on the SB side of New St. Bridge. JDE will have to cause delays beginning Monday 10/15/18, between the hours of 7:00 AM – 5:00AM.

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 24, 20184:28 PM

The City is currently in the conceptual design phase of the S. New Street Streetscape Project. The project, which covers New Street from 3rd Street to Morton Street and the Greenway Crossing, will consider lighting, landscaping, walkability, public spaces, traffic calming, etc. A public open house will be held on October 17, from noon to 2 pm and from 5 to 7 pm at 306. S. New Street to gain input on the design.

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

August 23, 20185:56 PM

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

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.

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