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Getaround Salem

In its continuing efforts to increase access to reliable transportation and address issues related to traffic, pollution, and congestion,... more ››


Curative COVID-19 Testing Update

The free walk-up COVID-19 PCR testing site in Riley Plaza will close at noon on Saturday May 28, 2022 and will be closed on Memorial Day,... more ››

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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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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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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 ››


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 ››


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 ››


Salem for All Ages Speaker Series

The Salem for All Ages Speaker Series returns this spring for another line-up for engaging, free talks, open to all!


COVID Testing in Salem

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


Boosted is Best

The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and continue to be highly effective against hospitalization and severe outcomes of COVID-19.


City of Salem, Prime Group commence public planning effort for Shetland Park

Work has begun on a Framework Plan for investments in Shetland Park, one of the city’s largest privately-owned commercial properties.