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Salem Awarded Grants for Street Safety Enhancements

$146,000 to support safety enhancements on North Street and equipment to keep bike lanes safe

MassDOT has awarded the City of Salem a $96,000 Shared Streets and Spaces Grant for implementation of the North Street Safety Enhancement... more ››

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Salem PowerChoice Energy Disclosure Label

Updated electricity generation disclosure labels are available for the City's electricity program, Salem PowerChoice. These documents... more ››


Extreme Heat Updates

Pools open and free, CLC cooling station hours extended to 7pm tonight

Due to the ongoing extreme heat conditions, the Salem Y on Sewall Street has opened their pool facility to the Salem public today and... more ››

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City of Salem Directs Over $9 Million in ARPA Funds to Affordable Housing

Initiatives and programs will help address affordability, connectivity, and sustainability of housing

Mayor Kim Driscoll today announced that as part of its first round of American Rescue Plan Act funding allocations, several City housing... more ››


Extreme Heat Updates

Expanded pool access, outdoor burning ban

Due to the extreme heat conditions, the Salem Y on Sewall Street has opened their pool facility to the Salem public, regardless of Y... more ››


Extreme Heat Warning in Salem

The forecast on Thursday August 4th calls for extreme heat in Salem.For those who may need a place to cool off, the Mayor Jean Levesque... more ››

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Salem Cultural Council Announces 2022 Grant Details

Applications open September 1, due by October 17

Funding Theme: Connecting Salem with Its Vast History


Free COVID Tests for Salem Residents

Rapid COVID tests available for at-home use

The City of Salem continues to make available free rapid antigen COVID-19 tests for at-home use.

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Free Municipal Utility Markout

Identify City water and sewer lines before you start work

Planning home improvements? Planting a tree? Installing a fence or deck? Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, a safe job... more ››

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Preservation in a Changing Climate Conference

Salem, September 12-13, 2022

The City of Salem and the Salem Preservation Partners announce the second annual conference focusing on climate change impacts to the... more ››

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Household Hazardous Waste Day

August 20, 8am-noon, Salem High School

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will take place on Saturday, August 20, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The... more ››

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North Shore Practice Safe Skin Collaboration

Free sunscreen at 70 recreation sites in Salem, Nahant, Lynn, Swampscott, Marblehead, Danvers, Peabody, and Beverly

A new collaboration between the City of Salem, seven other North Shore cities and towns, and IMPACT Melanoma, a national non-profit... more ››

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Salem Celebrates Heritage Days 2022

Festival of community events and celebrations August 1-7

Mayor Kimberley Driscoll today announced that Salem’s Heritage Days festival will run August 1 through August 7 this year, with a line-up... more ››


City of Salem Short Term Rental Registration Simplified

One form to register and apply for Certificate of Fitness

If you own a property in Salem that you list as a short-term rental, the City of Salem has simplified the process for getting your property... more ››

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Salem Housing Stability Service July & August Dates

Drop-in, call, or visit online
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​​​​​​​Mayor Driscoll Announces Flood Ordinance Amendment for Climate Resiliency

New measure would build on previous work for climate resiliency in the community

As part of the City’s ongoing effort to address climate change impacts, Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll has announced that the City’s... more ››


Illegal Fireworks in Salem

A message from the Salem Fire and Police Departments

With the July 4th holiday approaching, the City of Salem, Salem Fire Department, and Salem Police Department would like to remind the... more ››


Salem Independence Day Celebration - July 2 Volunteers Needed

  Volunteers Needed – July 2, 2022, Derby WharfSalem’s Independence Day event on Derby Wharf is in need of a few extra helping hands in Kid... more ››


Pride Parade Temporary Road Closures

Saturday June 25th

The North Shore Pride Parade will take place tomorrow, Saturday June 25th starting at noon.


Parking ticket appeals process changing July 1st

Appeal parking tickets by email within 21 days

Starting July 1, 2022, the process to appeal a parking ticket in the City of Salem will be changing. In-person appeals to the hearing... more ››