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​​​​​​​Salem Council on Aging Celebrates 55 Years

The Salem Council on Aging will celebrate their 55th anniversary with an Open House for the public on Wednesday, October 12th from 10:00 a.... more ››

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Reporting Illegally Parked Vehicles in Salem

As traffic volume increases in October in Salem, please remember that to report an illegally parked vehicle you should call the Salem... more ››


​​​​​​​Property Tax Exemption for Affordable Rent Accessory Units in Salem

On September 23, 2022, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law legislation granting homeowners in Salem the option of exempting the value of... more ››

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City of Salem Announces Planned Road Closures for October

The City of Salem has announced planned and anticipated road closures for October in Salem, including lot closures and traffic impacts from... more ››

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Bluebikes Free to Salem Residents in October

Salem residents may claim a free one-month Bluebikes membership including unlimited 45-minute rides for 30 days. Riders will be charged $2.... more ››

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Annual Public Hearing: Community Preservation Act 10/11/22

Notice of Public Hearing Community preservation act (cpa)


City of Salem Expands Free Weekend October Shuttles

The City of Salem’s free October weekend shuttle returns for its fifth year on October 1. Visitors are strongly encouraged to... more ››


Bluebikes Expands in Salem with Seven New Stations

The City of Salem has announced the addition of seven new Bluebikes stations throughout the city, expanding access beyond the eight... more ››


Free COVID Tests for Salem Residents

The City of Salem has additional free rapid antigen COVID-19 tests available for at-home use.


Affordable Housing Lottery

The lottery is now open for The Lighthouses, the North Shore Community Development Coalition's (NSCDC) newest affordable housing... more ››


Free Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic

The Salem Board of Health, in partnership with Health Innovations, will hold a free monkeypox vaccine clinic at the Mayor Jean Levesque... more ››


Real-time rapid PCR COVID testing

The Curative COVID-19 testing site in Riley Plaza now offers real time rapid PCR testing (self-pay, $135); sign up online at... more ››


September 6th Primary Election Day

Today, September 6th, is primary election day in Salem. Polling places are open from 7:00 a.m.


Salem for All Ages Speaker Series

Join Salem for All Ages this fall for the return of our popular Speaker Series!


Salem Board of Health Statement on the Monkeypox Outbreak

The World Health Organization convened to assess the health implications of the multi-country outbreak of Monkeypox (MPV) and declared the... more ››


Salem Unveils “Happy to Chat” Bench Program

The City of Salem, through the Salem for All Ages initiative, has received an AARP... more ››


Change and Extension of Pool Days at Forest River Park

To better align the availability of the new pool facilities at Forest River Park with the start of school schedule, the City will be making... more ››

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Salem Voting Information for 2022 State Primary

Important information and deadlines for the upcoming State Primary on Tuesday, September 6th:

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Early Voting In Person

Early in-person voting for the 2022 state primary will be conducted at the City Hall Annex, 98 Washington Street, first floor (directly... more ››