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 News Archive (August, 2015 and earlier)


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 ››


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 ››

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Salem Awarded Grants for Street Safety Enhancements

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 ››

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

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

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Salem Cultural Council Announces 2022 Grant Details

Funding Theme: Connecting Salem with Its Vast History


Free COVID Tests for Salem Residents

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

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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North Shore Practice Safe Skin Collaboration

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


City of Salem Short Term Rental Registration Simplified

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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​​​​​​​Mayor Driscoll Announces Flood Ordinance Amendment for Climate Resiliency

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

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


Parking ticket appeals process changing July 1st

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 ››

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No Curbside Collection Delay

There is no delay this week (the week of June 20, 2022) for the curbside collection of trash, recycling, and yard waste in Salem.


COVID Vaccines for Children 5 and Younger

Children ages 6 months to 5 years old are now able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is safe and effective. No insurance or ID... more ››

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Salem Summer Eats

Salem Summer Eats will provide free meals to Salem children ages 18 and younger at the seven sites and hours listed below. No ID or... more ››

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Salem Offshore Wind Public Meeting

Crowley and Avangrid, in association with AECOM and the City of Salem, will host a public meeting on the Salem Offshore Wind Terminal... more ››


COVID Testing in Salem

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


City of Salem Launches “Salem 311” Service

Mayor Kimberley Driscoll today announced the launch of Salem 311, a service that allows anyone in the community to dial 3-1-1 from any... more ››