July 16, 201810:16 AM

Due to excessive real fee temperatures, the Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center will be closing today at 1:00pm

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 13, 20183:52 PM

Road Work in Bethlehem This Weekend / Next Week: SR378 (Hill to Hill Bridge): The City’s Streets Bureau will be cleaning storm drains on the Hill to Hill Bridge this weekend and will be occupying the right, northbound lane on Saturday and Sunday from 6am – 2pm. Macada Road: A tree contractor will be working on Macada Road next Wednesday or Thursday (6/18 or 6/19) from Center Street going west into Hanover Twp and will need to close the road from 9am-3pm. A detour will be posted. Broadway: PennDOT will be paving Broadway between SR378 (Wyandotte Street) and Fiot Street on Thursday (7/19) and Friday (7/20) from 9am-2pm and will need to close lanes and shift traffic during this time. Elizabeth Ave: A contractor will be working on the waterline on Elizabeth Ave beginning Monday 7/16 between Mauch Chunk Road and Iron St and will need to shift traffic. This work is anticipated to last 1-2 weeks daily from 8am-3pm. Main Street: A contractor will continue to work on a building in the 500 block of Main Street with a boom lift for the next 2 weeks and will need to close the northbound lane during this time. Traffic will be shifted around the boom lift. Rink Street: A contractor will be working with a boom lift on Rink Street between Brodhead Ave and Vine Street for the next 2 weeks and will need to close Rink St daily from 8am-3pm.

July 10, 20184:30 PM

Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday July 11th, PennDOT’s contractor will begin patch repairs on Schoenersville Road from 8th Avenue to Macada Road as part of their overlay project. The work will take place between 7pm and 6am Monday through Thursday and will continue until August 3, 2018. Nightly lane closures and / or flagging will occur during this work.

July 6, 20183:47 PM

The following roadwork will be occurring in the City of Bethlehem next week: Broadway: PennDOT will have paving crews on Broadway next Friday, July 13, between SR378 and Fiot Street from 9am to 2pm. Lanes will be closed / shifted during this time. Brodhead Ave and Packer Ave: The contractor for the Lehigh Dorms project will begin work in the intersection of Packer Ave and Brodhead Ave next week which will last through the end of July. The intersection will remain open with lanes closed / shifted at times. Goepp Street / Mauch Chunk Rd: A contractor for the Silk Mill building will be working on the facade next week and will need to close Goepp Street / Mauch Chunk Rd between Fairview St and W Spruce St. from 7am – 4pm Monday through Friday. E Raspberry Street: A contractor will be closing E Raspberry Street between Long Street and New Street on Monday July 9th from 8am-4pm for excavation work.

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 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 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 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!

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