New Electricity Contract in Salem Results in 100% Renewable Municipal Energy

Contract switches 200 municipal accounts to renewable power sources

In support of the City of Salem’s commitment to a sustainable future and meeting its climate change goals, the City has contracted through... more ››

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Salem Police Advance Body-Worn Cameras Program

Agreements reached on use and policies; procurement and training advanced next

The City of Salem, the Salem Police Department, and the Salem Police Patrolmen’s Union today announced that they have reached an agreement... more ››

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Annual Public Hearing: Community Preservation Act 10/12/21

Notice of Public Hearing Community Preservation Act (CPA)


Temporary Resident-Only Parking for October

Eligible Residents Being Mailed Permits by the City

Every year, per City ordinance, certain streets and portions of streets are posted as “resident parking only” for the month of October. The... more ››

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Salem Board of Health Institutes Negative COVID Testing Requirement for Large Indoor Events in October

Events of more than 100 people require proof of negative COVID test before entry

At a special meeting on September 17th, the Salem Board of Health voted unanimously to institute a requirement for the month of October... more ››

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City Phone Service Temporarily Down

City of Salem inbound phone service is down this morning (September 20th). Phone company is working to resolve. Email is still working if... more ››


Salem Scholarship & Education Committee Now Accepting Applications for Education Fund Grants

Grants available for Salem educational programs, teachers, and organizations

The City of Salem’s Scholarship and Education Committee has announced that it is now seeking applications for small grants from its... more ››


City Seeks Feedback on Biking in Salem

Provide Input for Chance to Win a BlueBikes Membership

The City of Salem has applied to the League of American Bicyclists for designation as a Bicycle Friendly City. To help the League gain a... more ››


Salem for All Ages Speaker Series

Free talks on Tuesday evenings throughout the Fall at the Community Life Center

Salem for All Ages is proud to offer its first Speaker Series! All talks take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Mayor Jean Levesque... more ››

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Municipal Preliminary Election Today, September 14

Polling places open 7AM-8PM

Today, September 14th, is the citywide municipal preliminary election in Salem. Polling places are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Find... more ››

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Destination Salem Seeks Resident Input on Tourism

Complete survey to enter drawing for $100 Salem restaurant gift certificate

Destination Salem, the City's destination marketing organization, is seeking resident feedback about your sentiments regarding tourism in... more ››


Salem Cultural Council Grant Applications Open

Deadline to apply is October 15th

Applications are now open for the 2021-2022 Salem Cultural Council (SCC) grant program. The deadline to apply is October 15th.


In-Person Early Voting

September 9th, 8am-6pm, City Hall Annex, 98 Washington Street

In-person early voting for the City Preliminary Election will take place on Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at City... more ››


Participants Sought for Salem Housing Plan Input

Focus group to provide key feedback for affordable housing plan

UPDATE (September 20, 2021): Thank you to everyone who reached out to participate in this phase of the study. As of today, this focus group... more ››


Change in COVID-19 Testing Location

Downtown site moves to St. Peters Church starting September 7th

Effective Tuesday, September 7, 2021, the downtown Salem walk-up COVID-19 "Stop the Spread" testing site will be relocated from its current... more ››


Join the Salem Fire Department

Apply by September 7th to the Firefighters' Exam

The Salem Fire Department is recruiting qualified individuals to join the department this fall. Low-income applicants may be eligible for a... more ››


Shuttle van for Ward 2 Voters

September 14th, 9am-3pm, due to change in polling place

Due to the change in polling place for Ward 2 voters, for the Tuesday, September 14, 2021 municipal preliminary election in Salem, Ward 2... more ››


2021 Election Updates

Polling place changes, deadlines announced

The polling place for Ward 2 (both precincts) for the September 14, 2021 and November 2, 2021 City elections will be at the Mayor Jean... more ››


City of Salem Fall Street Sweeping Schedule

Neighborhood streets August 30 - September 27; Entrance corridors September 28 - October 7

Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll today announced that fall street sweeping will begin in residential neighborhoods on Monday, August 30 through... more ››


Salem Announces Rescue Plan Survey, Public Forums

Public feedback sought to help shape use of federal COVID-19 relief funds

The City of Salem has launched a survey, available online in English and Spanish at more ››