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Salem Celebrates National Preservation Month in May

Workshops, historic neighborhood signage installation, informational website, building survey, and more

The City of Salem will host a series of events in May to celebrate National Preservation Month. These events will highlight local... more ››

Salem Celebrates “Arbor Day” Week with Tree Plantings

Tree plantings taking place Wednesday, April 26

The City of Salem will celebrate Arbor Day by planting three large caliper trees in the median of Hawthorne Boulevard on Wednesday April 26... more ››

Call for Artists: 2017 Salem Mural Slam

Application deadline May 10

The City of Salem is seeking artists to participate in a “Mural Slam”, a public art project to take place during the Salem Main Streets,... more ››

Washington St. & Margin St. Paving

April 26, 27, 30 & May 1

Notification of Nighttime Roadway Paving

City of Salem Releases Spring Street Sweeping Schedule

Entrance corridors April 18-27. Neighborhoods May 1-26.

Spring street sweeping will begin on Salem’s entrance corridors on Tuesday, April 18 through April 27 and continue into residential... more ››

Salem-Ota Cultural Exchange Seeks Local Host Families

Host a student from Ota, Japan from July 23-July 31 this summer!

The Salem-Ota Cultural Exchange is seeking host families for 28 middle school students from Ota, Tokyo, Japan, who will be in Salem from... more ››

City of Salem Expands Bulky Trash Item Collection Options

The City of Salem is expanding the bulky trash item collection options available to residents.

Yard Waste Drop-Off Resumes April 22 at Salem Transfer Station

Salem residents may drop off leaf, grass, and brush at Transfer Station on weekends starting April 22: Saturdays 7am-3pm and Sundays 9am-5pm

Salem residents with proof of residency or property ownership will be able to resume dropping off their yard waste at the Salem Transfer... more ››

Default Speed Limit in Salem Drops to 25 MPH on April 4

Except on streets posted otherwise, base speed limit lowered from 30 MPH to 25 MPH on 4/4

Following a vote of approval by the City Council earlier this month, the default speed limit on all City streets in Salem will be reduced... more ››

FEMA Issues Flood Map Revisions for Salem

Following City appeal in 2016, FEMA reduces flood elevations in certain areas

In 2015 the City of Salem retained Applied Coastal Engineering to conduct a closer study of the then recently issued FEMA flood insurance... more ››

Salem Gets Walking

Walk to School Day March 22, Second Round of Walk-Time Wayfinding Signs Announced

Salem Public Schools and the City of Salem will hold another “Walk to School Day” on Wednesday, March 22, this time with organized walks... more ››

Bertram Field Phase 2 - Public Presentation and Discussion

March 27, 6:30pm, Salem High School

The City of Salem is holding a public meeting for the architect to present the feasibility study that was conducted at Bertram Field... more ››

Brennan Memorial Skate Park meeting moved to Thursday

March 16, 6pm, 5 Broad Street

Due to the snow forecast, the Ryan Brennan Memorial Skate Park meeting has been moved to Thursday, March 16, 6pm, Salem Senior... more ››

Public Meeting for Canal St. Flood Control Project Phase 2 & Forest River Park Concept Plan

Reunión Pública del Canal Street Flood Control Project Phase 2 y el Forest River Park Concept Plan

Click here for the flyer.The... more ››

Final Presentation of Lafayette Park Design Alternatives

Presentación final del diseño y alternativas del parque Lafayette

Click here for flyer.Tuesday, March 21, 6:45 p.m.
Park & Recreation... more ››

Public Hearing of the Salem City Council Ad-Hoc Committee for Sanctuary for Peace

Wednesday, March 29, 6pm, Bentley School, 25 Memorial Drive

CITY OF SALEMPUBLIC HEARING OF THE SALEM CITY COUNCILAD-HOC COMMITTEE FOR... more ››

SalemRecycles’ Book Swap Returns to the Senior Center

March 18th, 10am, 5 Broad Street

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, SalemRecycles hosts their ever-popular free book swap from 10am to 1pm at the Salem Senior Center at 5 Broad... more ››

Student Government Day Sign-Up

Program takes place April 13, sign up by March 31

The Salem Youth Commission invites all Salem youth in grades 11 and 12 to participate in the 41st annual Student Government Day, which... more ››

REMINDER: Imagine Salem Community Meeting

3/8/17, 6:30pm, Salem High School Auditorium

We want to hear from you!

Canal Street Flood Control Project & Forest River Park Upgrades - Public Informational Meeting

March 15, 7pm, SSU Enterprise Center conference room

There will be a public meeting on March 15, 7:00 p.m., in the Sullivan conference room at SSU’s Enterprise Center, 121 Loring Avenue, to... more ››

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