September 21, 20183:35 PM

A contractor will have Columbia Street closed between Webster Street and Taylor Street beginning Monday, September 24th through Friday October 5th from 7am – 3pm each day. During this time traffic will be directed to use either 3rd Street or 1st Street to navigate the closure.

September 21, 20181:21 PM

******IMPORTANT WATER SERVICE NOTIFICATION****** City of Bethlehem Water Customers The City of Bethlehem Water and Sewer Resources Department will be completing a critical portion of the construction project located along Willow brook Rd in Hanover Township, Lehigh County North of Lehigh Valley International Airport. This work will begin on Monday September 24th 2018 at 6:00AM and will continue until the work is completed which is estimated to take no longer than two (2) business days In order to complete this work it is necessary to reduce the water pressure in the system, hence you may notice a slight decrease in flow/pressure at your location. In addition, you may experience discoloration of water. If you experience discolored water, once construction has completed, please only run your cold water for five minutes at a time to clear your lines. If the water does not clear during the initial flow, please wait one hour and then run cold water again for an additional ten minutes. Repeat this step until clear, or if the condition last more than four to six hours please contact us and request to have someone dispatched to your location to investigate. Please be advised there will be no boil advisories during this time We take our responsibility to deliver 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 our Water Engineering Department at 610- 865- 7076 or contact our 24/7 Water Control Center at 610-865-7077.

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 13, 201811:53 AM

Residents and business owners located in the Northside 2027 neighborhood are invited to participate in a public meeting on October 11, 2018 from 6-8pm at Liberty High School. The city is interested in soliciting feedback on possible improvements to the area which may include physical enhancements to homes, streetscapes and parks and/or the creation of neighborhood-specific programs. Questions can be directed to the Department of Community and Economic Development or by contacting alehr@bethlehem-pa.gov.

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.

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.

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