Celebrating the Urban Environment: "Whispers of Salem"

City's newest public art installation features unique audio experience

Mayor Kimberley Driscoll and the Public Art Commission (PAC) announce an audio art installation, “Whispers of Salem,” by Livingston Sound.


AUGUST 2017 EVENTSTRAFFIC IMPACTS/ROAD CLOSURES Sunday, August 6, 2017 Bridge... more ››

National Night Out - Event Details

Tuesday, August 1 - Salem Common - 5pm-8pm

Salem Heritage DaysTuesday, August 1 


Save the Date: Mayor Jean A. Levesque Community Life Center Groundbreaking

Thursday, September 7, 11:00 a.m., 401 Bridge Street

In conjunction with the start of National... more ››

Applications Available for Reserved Spaces in Salem’s Museum Place & South Harbor Garages

Applications must be returned by August 11. Spaces available September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018.

Application forms are now available for those interested in applying for a reserved parking space in either the Museum Place garage or... more ››

Salem Heritage Days Expands to Include 13 Days of Fun Family Events

August 1 - August 13

Mayor Kimberley Driscoll is pleased to announce that Heritage Days will begin on Tuesday, August 1 and continue through August 13, 2017.

Enter Salem'sWindow Box Competition

City of Salem Residential and Business Window Box Competition


Salem Summer Meals Hosts Free Evening Cookouts for Children 18 and Younger at OnPoint

Now through August 24th, the Salem Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services department, sponsor for the Salem Summer Meals Program,... more ››


Mary Jane Lee Park Re-Opening Celebration

Fun for the whole family to mark official re-opening on Wednesday, July 26, 4:30-6pm

The City of Salem, in partnership with the Point Neighborhood Association and the North Shore Community Development Coalition, invites... more ››

repair cafe

SalemRecycles and The Bridge at 211 Partner to Host North Shore’s First Repair Café

Saturday August 5, 9am - noon, 211 Bridge Street

When we reminisce about "the good old days," we might think of sitting on a front porch swing, sharing a cup of tea, easy conversation and... more ››


City of Salem to Host Public Dialogue on Homelessness

July 27, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., St. Joseph’s Hall, 160 Derby Street

Over the last several months, Salem city and police officials, in concert with representatives from Lifebridge, North Shore Community... more ››


Forest River Trail Closing for Upgrades

Forest River Trail Closing for Upgrades


Temporary Changes to Salem Roadways and Transit During MBTA Shutdown

Planned changes to roadways, parking, ferry, and bicycling options; changes in effect July 17 through August 13

As the MBTA will be shutting down commuter rail service north of Salem from July 17 through August 13 to repair the railroad bridge between... more ››


Salem Adding Additional Bike Share Stations

New Zagster hubs will serve Salem Willows, the Point, and Salem State University/South Salem

On July 17 the City of Salem, in partnership with Zagster, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Salem State University, will launch... more ››


Temporary Closure for Part of Canal Street Moving Early to Phase 2

Phase 1 now expected to end around June 28; Phase 2 (Hersey Street to Forest Avenue) begins same week

The temporary closure of part of Canal Street for the roadway reconstruction project is ahead of schedule as work progresses quickly.


Tufts Health Plan Foundation Awards $30,000 to Friends of the Salem Council on Aging

Grant will fund feasibility study of new City shuttle system

The Friends of the Salem Council on Aging have been awarded a $30,000 grant from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation to conduct a feasibility... more ››

Resources and Information Following Fatal MBTA Accident

Our community has suffered a tragic loss with the death of Jaydon Dancy, a student at the Carlton Innovation School who was accidently... more ››


City of Salem Marks 325th Anniversary of the Salem Witch Trials

Proctor’s Ledge Memorial Dedication Date Announced, Mayor Kim Driscoll Issues Proclamation for Day of Remembrance

On June 10, 1692, Bridget Bishop became the first of 25 innocent people to lose their life as a result of the Salem witch hysteria. To mark... more ››


Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll Announces Free Trolley Rides for Salem Residents

Sixth year of free trolley rides for Salem residents, with ID, June 1 through September 30

Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll, in partnership with the Salem Trolley, is pleased to once again offer free rides on the Salem Trolley for Salem... more ››


Temporary Closure for Part of Canal Street Starts May 30

Phase 1 (Ocean Ave to Hersey St) for 7 weeks; Phase 2 (Hersey St to Forest Ave) for 5 weeks

As part of the on-going Canal Street... more ››