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.
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 15, 20198:49 AM
The Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center will be closed beginning Monday February 18 as improvements are made to the facility. The Center will reopen on Monday February 25 at 9 am. Thank you for your patience. Questions should be directed to the City of Bethlehem Recycling Bureau at (610) 865-7082.
February 6, 201911:29 AM
City Council Meeting, February 5, 2019
Live Stream of Meeting: Due to a lost connection, approximately 15 minutes at the end of the February 5, 2019 City Council Meeting did not Live Stream. The audio file of the entire meeting is available on the City’s website. To access the video and audio files go to Quick Links, City Council Meeting Agendas and Documents.
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.
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 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.
August 31, 20188:41 AM
Congratulations to James J. Lynn and his family on his promotion from Captain to Assistant Fire Chief.