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COVID-19 Booster Vaccines for 5-11 Year Olds

The City of Salem and the Salem Board of Health encourages parents and guardians of Salem children between the ages of 5 and 11 years old... more ››

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MBTA proposes changes to Salem bus routes

On May 16th, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) released their proposed network changes to the region's bus system (... more ››

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Memorial Day in Salem

Salem 2022 Memorial Day Weekend Events  Sunday, May 29th... more ››

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Public Health Advisory from the Salem Board of Health

Recently, the Salem Board of Health has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases in the city. The 7-day daily average is approximately 25 new... more ››

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Resilient Together El Punto Community Forum #2

You are invited to the Resilient Together: El Punto Community Forum #2 taking place on Monday, May 16th 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM ... more ››


Race Equity Commission application deadline May 31

The City of Salem is seeking resident applicants to volunteer to serve on the new Race Equity Commission, a board formed out of the... more ››

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2022 Parking Stickers for Salem Recreation Areas

The 2022 Park and Recreation parking sticker allows entrance to Forest River, McCabe Park/Kernwood Marina, Winter Island, and designated... more ››

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City of Salem Seeks Caretaker Tenant for Mack Park House

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Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll Announces Return of Free Trolley Program for 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 ››

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City of Salem Once Again Designated a Tree City USA

Salem has again been named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a designation the City has received each year... more ››

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Relief Efforts Underway for Hancock Street Fire Victims

The City of Salem has begun relief efforts for those residents displaced or impacted by the large fire on Hancock Street on May 9, 2022.... more ››

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Applicants sought for Salem Open Space and Recreation Advisory Group

The City of Salem is seeking applicants to the advisory group for its forthcoming Open Space & Recreation (OSRP) planning process to... more ››


May is Preservation Month

Salem is excited to once again celebrate Preservation Month. Every year in May, communities throughout the nation celebrate Preservation... more ››


Salem Ferry 2022 season launches May 26th

The City of Salem, in partnership with Boston Harbor City Cruises, will once again this year offer seasonal ferry service with several... more ››


City of Salem Announces Festival and Special Event Support Program

Mayor Kim Driscoll and the City of Salem are pleased to announce the creation of the ... more ››


Salem Seeks Feedback on Community Life Center

Salem for All Ages, in partnership with the Salem Council on Aging and the Department of... more ››


Styrofoam Collection Day

The Cities of Salem and Beverly are partnering to once again host Styrofoam Collection Day.Hold on to your styrofoam - the company "Save... more ››


Free Bluebikes Adventure Passes Sundays in May

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and National Bike Month, and Bluebikes title sponsor Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is... more ››


COVID Testing in Salem

The City of Salem is providing an additional distribution of free rapid antigen COVID-19 tests for at-home use.


Salem Seeks Applicants for Race Equity Commission

The City of Salem is seeking resident applicants to volunteer to serve on the new Race Equity Commission, a board formed out of the... more ››