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.
City of Bethlehem to release details of Martin Tower Demolition in late Spring/early Summer
The developers of the former Bethlehem Steel’s Martin Tower site are working closely with the City of Bethlehem, several certified contractors, multiple government agencies, for the upcoming demolition of Martin Tower.
The date of demolition is yet to be announced, but has been given an estimated time frame of late spring/early summer.
All necessary provisions to ensure the safety, health and welfare, of the public are being taken for this large undertaking.
Residents and business in the surrounding area will be officially notified of the date, time, road closures and other crucial details, as they become available and finalized.
Built in 1972, Martin Tower is a 21-story, 332 ft. building located on 8th Avenue in Bethlehem.
Named after Bethlehem Steel’s Chairman, Edmund F. Martin, the city’s only skyscraper stands 8ft above Allentown’s PP&L Center and has been vacated since 2007. Check back with the City’s website for future updates.
March 19, 201911:07 AM
LINDEN STREET: UGI will begin another main replacement project on Linden Street just north of Union Blvd tomorrow, Wednesday, March 20. This work will go north on Linden Street to Fairview and include side streets such as Goepp Street, Ettwein Street, and Maple Street. Lane closures and parking restrictions during working hours will occur.
March 19, 201911:07 AM
DELLWOOD STREET: UGI will also begin a main replacement project on Dellwood Street and Hawthorne Street on Thursday, March 21. The work will begin at Park Place and will move north on Dellwood. Parking restrictions and road closures will occur.
March 17, 20197:06 PM
Thank you O’Grady-Quinlan Academy of Irish Dancers, Nicholas Maravich and Grant Sedlock of the LHS Grenadier Band, and James Ruhf, Pipe Major City of Bethlehem Pipe Band for participating in our annual raising of the Irish Flag. 🇮🇪
March 17, 201910:17 AM
Dick Stiles sharing documents and memories with Mayor Donchez at City Hall. Mr. Stiles, 91, was married to the granddaughter of Robert Pfeifle, who was the Mayor of Bethlehem from 1930 to 1950. A historical marker is being planned for the 5 term mayor on the Greenway at Webster Street, the street which was Mayor Pfeifle’s home.
March 15, 201910:49 AM
The City will begin a sanitary sewer project on Monday, March 18th on Founders Way and 2nd Street. This work will necessitate the closure of 2nd Street between Founders Way and Polk Street (maintaining access to the parking lots). Additionally, northbound Founders Way will be shifted into the western (southbound) side of the median. This work will begin Monday at 8 am and will remain in effect 24 hours a day for approximately 2-3 weeks.
March 12, 20196:15 PM
Highlighting Bethlehem’s commitment to reducing energy consumption at the Lehigh Valley Mayor’s Sustainability Forum.
March 8, 20199:21 AM
Want to help shape the South New St. Streetscape Design? Bring your thoughts and ideas to the Open House on March 26th at the @BananaFactory! More information is below.
March 7, 201910:36 AM
Just presented my State of the City Address to 250 business leaders and city residents. Great things happening in the City of Bethlehem!
February 22, 20191:12 PM
Congratulations on your promotions Deputy Chief Meixell, Capt. Kott (first female Captain in City of Bethlehem), Lt. Kroner, Sgt. Schnalzer and Sgt Hammer. Welcome new officers Brito, Steidel, and Giedgowd. Thank you for your service and dedication to our city!
February 15, 20193:37 PM
Declaring today Bob Born Day in the City of Bethlehem on his 94th Birthday. Bob joined his father Sam and Uncles Irv and Jack in the family business of Just Born Quality Confections in Bethlehem in 1946 and created HOT TAMALES® in 1950.
February 1, 20198:21 AM
Anyone interested in serving on a City Authority, Board or Commission, please submit a letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
January 9, 201910:44 AM
Congratulations to Sagra Beans! Welcome to the Bethlehem business family.
January 3, 201912:26 PM
City Council Meetings Available to View On-Line
City Council Meetings are video recorded and can be viewed at your convenience on the City’s website. On the home page go to Quick Links, click on City Council Meeting Agendas and Documents, click on the Video button in the Minutes column.
The recordings can also be viewed on YouTube – City of Bethlehem Council
Effective Wednesday December 26, Theis Cornfeld Recycling Center will start NEW WINTER WEEKDAY HOURS.
Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm
Saturday 9 am to 4 pm
Sunday 11 am to 4 pm
Thank you for your continued patronage and support.
November 28, 201811:47 AM
An online map is now available to track the progress of snow removal. There is a link in the Quick Links section of the homepage entitled "Snow Removal Progress Map" for future reference. http://avl.bethlehem-pa.gov/bethlehempa/
November 26, 201811:52 AM
Thank you Mr. Brian Peck, a Correctional Officer in New Jersey and President of “Sheepdog Cigar Club, Inc.,” for your donation of multiple large bags of dog food, multiple dog supplements, a K-9 vehicle ramp and dog toys to the Bethlehem Police Department. The food, supplements and K-9 ramp will be used in the care and maintenance of Silver, our Arson K-9. The K-9 ramp will be used to help Silver, a Labrador retriever, save her joints from injury when jumping in and out of the police vehicle thus helping prolong her service life.
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.
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 8, 20188:30 AM
The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission is rolling out an initiative to make our communities more pedestrian friendly. The Commission is looking for input from citizens and businesses during this process.
The LVPC is proposing a regional master plan for pedestrians and bicyclists. Walk/BikeLV will be a comprehensive blueprint with a goal of filling the gaps in the existing road, trail and transit system to create a seamless network connecting every community in the region.
The plan will address existing conditions, lay out a strategy to fill the gaps and map out a way to both pay for it and build it. The goal of this planning effort is to create a high quality on and off road, trail and sidewalk system, connecting people and places. The LVPC will host regular monthly meetings of the Multimodal Working Group and the Walk/BikeLV: Active Transportation Plan Open House.
The next meeting will be held on October 17th at 3 p.m., at Northampton Community College/Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. 3rd St.
For more information visit site: www.lvpc.org/walkbikelv.html
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.