Bethlehem is a city of 75,000 people in eastern Pennsylvania - a city known for its rich colonial and industrial history. Today Bethlehem is experiencing an economic and cultural renaissance promising a future as bright as the city's past.

January 23, 20182:14 PM

TheZoning Hearing Board meeting scheduled for the proposed billboard at 231 Union Station Plaza (by the Hill-to-Hill bridge) for Wednesday, January 24, 2018 has been continued. It will be heard on February 28, 2018

January 5, 201811:59 AM

Ribbon cutting for the Flying Egg on Main Street yesterday. Congratulations to Juan Carlos and Cara Paredes.

January 3, 201812:07 PM

Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering is a faith-based partnership that provides a network of care and hospitality for the homeless in our community. Overnight sheltering is provided during the coldest months of the year, December through March at Christ UCC located at the corner of Center and Market Streets in Bethlehem. For more information about the shelter, please contact 484-379-6694.

January 2, 20184:25 PM

List of 2018 Open Door Dates: January 8 February 12 March 12 April 9 May 14 June 11 July 9 August 13 September 10 October 8 November 12 December 10 Open Door hours are 9:00 - 11:00 am and 1:00 - 3:00 pm in the Mayor's office. It is on a first come first served basis.

December 21, 20171:58 PM

2018 CITY COUNCIL MEETING DATES January 2* July 3 January 16 July 17 February 6 August 7** February 20 August 21 March 6 September 4 March 20 September 18 April 3 October 2 April 17 October 16 May 1 November 7* May 16* November 20 June 5 December 4 June 19 December 18 * Note: Tuesday, January 2 Reorganizational Meeting – due to January 1 New Year’s Day Holiday Wednesday, May 16 – Rescheduled from May 15 (Primary Election Day) Wednesday, November 7 – Rescheduled from November 6 (General Election Day) **Note: Tuesday, August 7 – City Council Meeting will start at 5:30PM due to Musikfest

December 19, 201710:31 AM

Lynn Avenue Bridge rededication and ribbon cutting. The bridge is officially open.

December 11, 20179:37 AM

RCN has completed its nationwide upgrade of its distribution network and the residents of the City now have access to 1 Gigabit Internet speed. The City has been designated an RCN 1 Gigabit Community.

December 7, 201711:11 AM

Police promotion and swearing-in ceremony. Congratulations and welcome.

November 30, 201712:20 PM

The Bethlehem Yardwaste Facility will be closing on Dec 4th for the winter. We will reopen on Jan 2nd for the collection of Christmas Trees. We will close again on Feb 1st, 2018 and reopen approximately April 2nd, 2018.

November 30, 20179:24 AM

The official ribbon cutting for the South New Street Parking Garage was held yesterday. The 626 space garage has been open for use since November 1st.

November 21, 20172:07 PM

Southside Bethlehem Keystone Innovation Zone Annual Update this morning. Innovation and entrepreneurship are foundational traits of the City of Bethlehem and the KIZ continues to lead. Thank you to all principal partners and a special thank you to Lehigh Unuversity and Northampton Community College for their support. Congratulations to Soltech Solutions LLC, UBMe, Inc., and Freebowler LLC on your success.

November 17, 20173:56 PM

Had a wonderful day at the annual Cops N Kids Tree decorating event. With us were Donegan Elementary School and St. Anne School. Thank you to all who made this event possible.

November 17, 201710:28 AM

Unveiled a new program; BPAIR (Bethlehem/Bangor Police Assisting in Recovery). The Bethlehem and Bangor Police Departments are partnering with the Northampton County Heroin and Opioid Task Force to encourage opioid drug users to seek recovery and connect addicts to treatment. The BPAIR program allows an individual struggling with a drug addiction to walk into the Bethlehem or Bangor Police Departments during regular business hours and ask for assistance. The police department will then arrange for a professional to complete a drug and alcohol intake assessment and assist with finding a treatment facility. A peer recovery support specialist will also be provided to support the individual during the recovery process. For more information about BPAIR, contact the City of Bethlehem Health Bureau at 610-865-7083.

October 27, 20179:48 AM

2017 Bethlehem Halloween Parade Due to the impending forecast for heavy rain this Sunday, October 29th, the Bethlehem Halloween Parade has been postponed and will be re-scheduled for Sunday, November 5th, at 2:00 pm. The parade forms on 16th Ave. and Broad and marches east to Main St. and then South to the lot on Main and Spring Streets. Darian Cruz, the NCAA National Wrestling Champion from Lehigh University and Bethlehem Catholic High School is scheduled to be the Grand Marshall for this year’s parade. This year’s parade promises to be one the largest in recent years with over 15 bands and 13 elementary schools registered. Additionally, there will be many floats, marching groups, and scouting groups participating. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that everyone will join us for the parade next Sunday.

October 26, 20174:02 PM

From their summer lemonade stands, Abigail, Alexandra and Keegan donated their proceeds to the Bethlehem Mounted Unit and K-9 Unit. We thank them for their generous donation.

October 24, 20178:11 AM

The crane currently in place on E 3rd Street at New Street will be moved to the New Street side of the construction on Wednesday, October 25. This will necessitate the closure of southbound New Street between E 3rd Street and Mechanic Street. Although the crane will be moved to New Street, the right (southern) eastbound lane on 3rd Street will be closed during 7am and 3pm for other work, and will open after 3pm. Southbound New Street is expected to remain closed for approximately 4 weeks for the installation of the building’s façade panels. Please use caution through the area.

City Council Meeting February 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Parking Authority Meeting February 28, 2018 4:30 PM

Meeting Location: 85 West North Street

Human Relations Commission Meeting February 28, 2018 6:30 PM

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

Zoning Hearing Board Meeting February 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Fine Arts Commission Meeting March 5, 2018 5:15 PM

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

City Council Meeting March 6, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Board of Historical and Architectural Review Meeting March 7, 2018 4:00 PM

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

Bethlehem Authority Meeting March 8, 2018 3:30 PM

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

Planning Commission Meeting March 8, 2018 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Bethlehem Housing Authority Meeting March 12, 2018 4:30 PM

Meeting Location: Monocacy Towers, Community Room

Redevelopment Authority Meeting March 15, 2018 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

City Council Meeting March 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Parking Authority Meeting March 28, 2018 4:30 PM

Meeting Location: 85 West North Street

Human Relations Commission Meeting March 28, 2018 6:30 PM

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

Zoning Hearing Board Meeting March 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

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

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

City Council Meeting April 3, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

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

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

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

Meeting Location: Monocacy Towers, Community Room

Bethlehem Authority Meeting April 12, 2018 3:30 PM

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

Planning Commission Meeting April 12, 2018 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

City Council Meeting April 17, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Redevelopment Authority Meeting April 19, 2018 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Parking Authority Meeting April 25, 2018 4:30 PM

Meeting Location: 85 West North Street

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

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

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

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

City Council Meeting May 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Board of Historical and Architectural Review Meeting May 2, 2018 4:00 PM

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

Fine Arts Commission Meeting May 7, 2018 5:15 PM

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

Bethlehem Authority Meeting May 10, 2018 3:30 PM

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

Planning Commission Meeting May 10, 2018 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Bethlehem Housing Authority Meeting May 14, 2018 4:30 PM

Meeting Location: Monocacy Towers, Community Room

City Council Meeting May 16, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Redevelopment Authority Meeting May 17, 2018 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Parking Authority Meeting May 23, 2018 4:30 PM

Meeting Location: 85 West North Street

Human Relations Commission Meeting May 23, 2018 6:30 PM

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

Zoning Hearing Board Meeting May 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Fine Arts Commission Meeting June 4, 2018 5:15 PM

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

City Council Meeting June 5, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Bethlehem Housing Authority Meeting June 11, 2018 4:30 PM

Meeting Location: Monocacy Towers, Community Room

Bethlehem Authority Meeting June 14, 2018 3:30 PM

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

Planning Commission Meeting June 14, 2018 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Board of Historical and Architectural Review Meeting June 16, 2018 4:00 PM

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

City Council Meeting June 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

Redevelopment Authority Meeting June 21, 2018 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Town Hall, 10 East Church Street

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