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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 ››


Shetland Park Community Meeting

The next open community meeting in the Shetland Park visioning process takes place on Saturday, December 3rd from 1-3pm in the gym... more ››

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SalemRecycles’ Textile and TerraCycle Drive

SalemRecycles hosts a textile andTerraCycle drive at Riley Plaza on Saturday November 19th from 8 AM -1 PM.At this event, clothing and... more ››


Temporary Housing for Families Experiencing Homelessness

The City of Salem, Salem State University (SSU), and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through the Department of Housing and Community... more ››


Haunted Happenings 2022 Salem Residents’ Survey

The 2022 Salem residents’ Haunted Happenings and Halloween survey is now online at... more ››


Free COVID Tests for Salem Residents

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


Mattress Recycling in Salem

Per new state regulations, mattresses and box springs can no longer be disposed of as trash and instead must be recycled. The City of Salem... more ››


Salem Launches Salem City Academy

Earlier this fall Mayor Kim Driscoll’s office launched a new program called Salem City Academy (SCA).


Salem electricity savings from PowerChoice

What to know about winter rate increases


​​​​​​​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 ››


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 ››