Monthly Archives: February 2017

Why S&P believes Bethlehem’s a better bet for investors now

Bethlehem’s bond rating jumped a notch to A, a grade city officials hope will reduce the cost of a new borrowing for road, sewer and other projects. The new rating, which signals to bond buyers the risk of the investment, reflects the city’s “improved budgetary performance” and better management, S&P Global Ratings agency says. “We [...]

Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez Announces Re-election Bid

Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez announced Friday that he will run for a second four-year term. In making his case for re-election, Donchez said in his three-page announcement that he has built a record of working with City Council to keep the city’s streets safe and neighborhoods strong while attacking fiscal challenges. In the next four [...]