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 News Archive (August, 2015 and earlier)


SalemRecycles Hosts Repair Café

Don’t throw away your broken item – bring it to the Repair Café!  SalemRecycles will be hosting a Repair Café on Saturday February 11th... more ››

OSRP Update

Open Space and Recreation Plan Update

Parks, Open Space & Recreation -- a two-part open house

part one | Virtual... more ››


City of Salem to Develop Annual CDBG Action Plan



“Field Notes from Salem” comes to Old Town Hall

Where is your favorite botanical place in Salem? Why is that place so valuable to you? These are a few of the questions that Maia Mattson... more ››


Housing Stability Service - January/February Hours

Housing Stability Service: January-February 2023 / Estabilidad de Vivienda: Enero-Febrero 2023


Museum Place Garage temporary closure

Please be advised that beginning at 6PM on Monday, January 9th, weather permitting, access to the third and fourth levels... more ››


City of Salem Snow Emergency Reminders

With the arrival of winter, the City of Salem is issuing a reminder about the City’s rules and ordinances regarding snow removal and... more ››


Salem Receives $80,000 in State Grants to Advance Two Equity Projects

The City of Salem has been awarded $80,000 in two Community Compact Grants from the Commonwealth.


Naumkeag Portrait

In 2021 the City of Salem, through its Public Art Commission, commissioned a portrait for City Hall to represent Salem’s Indigenous... more ››


Free COVID Tests for Salem Residents

The City of Salem has additional free rapid antigen COVID-19 tests available for at-home use. With the holidays approaching, the City has... more ››


City of Salem's Annual Christmas Tree Bonfire

 City of Salem's Annual Christmas Tree BonfireFriday, January 6, 2023 - Dead Horse Beach at Salem Willows - 6:00 p...


Salem Tree Alert

The Salem Tree Commission advises the public that the emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive beetle from Asia, is increasingly active in... more ››


Salem CPA Determination of Eligibility Application Available

The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) has released its FY23 Community Preservation Plan and FY22 Annual Report. The Community... more ››


Discounted Trash Overflow Bags for Holidays

Salem residents may purchase official Orange Overflow trash bags for $1 per bag for any holiday overflow. Each household may purchase up to... more ››

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City of Salem Directs ARPA Funds to Winter Heating Assistance

Mayor Kim Driscoll today announced that the City of Salem has directed $500,000 of its federal American Rescue Plan Act funds to supplement... more ››

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Salem Transfer Station Closing December 11

The final day for yard waste drop-off at the Salem Transfer Station this season will be December 11th. Curbside yard waste collection takes... more ››


Curative COVID-19 PCR Testing Site in Salem Closing 12/31

The City of Salem has been notified by Curative that their free COVID-19 PCR testing site in Riley Plaza will close on December 31, 2022.... more ››


Salem Public Art Commission announces Merry & Bright

Looking to activate public spaces in the month of December, the Salem Public Art Commission has collaborated with local artist and art... more ››

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Salem PowerChoice Energy Disclosure

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


Naumkeag Portrait Dedication

In 2021 the City of Salem commissioned a portrait for City Hall to represent Salem’s Indigenous community. This portrait has been in... more ››