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 News Archive (August, 2015 and earlier)


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

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


Salem’s Draft CDBG/HOME Action Plan Available for Review

 Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll announced the availability of the City of Salem’s Draft Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2018 (July 1, 2017 to... more ››


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

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 ››


City of Salem Holding Public Meeting on Derby Neighborhood Envision 2020 Upgrades

The City of Salem and its traffic engineering firm, VHB, will hold a public meeting to provide an update on the status of the ongoing Derby... 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

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 Farmers' Market Kicks Off 9th Season Today

This afternoon the Salem Farmers’ Market will officially kick off its ninth season on Derby Square. With over 35 vendors, the market will... more ››


Sail Boston Comes to Salem

Several of the nearly 40 ships sailing into Boston Harbor for the 2017 Sail Boston festivities will berth in Salem during their visit from... more ››


City of Salem to Hold Public Webinar on Forest River Park Concept Plans

The City of Salem is advancing the feasibility study for substantial upgrades to Forest River Park.

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Salem Memorial Day Weekend Events for 2017

Salem Memorial Day Weekend Events for 2017 Sunday... more ››


Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll Announces Free Trolley Rides for Salem Residents

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 ››

Five Community Events to help design the new public space at 289 Derby Street

The City of Salem, Salem Public Space Project, and Creative Salem welcome the community to participate in an exciting and innovative... more ››

Salem PowerChoice Program to Lower Prices a Second Time in June 2017

Beginning with June electricity meter reads, participants in the Salem PowerChoice program will see their rates lower for a second time in... more ››

Dedication of the Joseph A. O'Keefe, Sr., Fire Station

Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, Salem Fire Chief David Cody, the firefighters and staff of the Salem Fire Department, and the O’Keefe... more ››

City of Salem to Launch New Salem Bike Share

The City of Salem and Zagster, Inc., with the support of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Salem State University, are proud to... more ››

Salem Celebrates National Preservation Month in May

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

City of Salem Releases Spring Street Sweeping Schedule

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

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 ››