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 News Archive (August, 2015 and earlier)


COVID Testing Update

As a reminder, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will close the two “Stop the Spread” PCR COVID-19 testing sites in Salem – at St. Peter’s... more ››

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Moving to .gov

You may have noticed that our website has begun to resolve as salemma.gov. This is an important step in migrating to a more secure, and... more ››

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Unclaimed Funds for Salem Residents

Salem's City Treasurer's office has released the most recent list of unclaimed checks at www.... more ››

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Salem PowerChoice Energy Mix Disclosure

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

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Yard Waste Drop-Off Resumes April 16 at Salem Transfer Station

Salem residents with proof of residency or property ownership will be able to drop off their yard waste at the Salem Transfer Station on... more ››


Salem to Receive $1.3 Million for Response to Opioids Crisis

The City of Salem will receive approximately $1.3 million between this year and 2038 as part of a historic lawsuit against pharmaceutical... more ››


Offering a short-term or vacation rental in Salem

With spring approaching, some Salem homeowners and property owners may be thinking about listing their home or a portion of it as a short-... more ››

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Stay informed about announcements from the City of Salem

The City of Salem offers a multitude of ways to stay informed about important news, time-sensitive notices, and public meetings. Follow the... more ››

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Salem Housing Road Map Community Forum

The City of Salem is entering Phase IV: Visioning, Strategies, and Goals of the Salem Housing Road Map: A Housing Plan for All.... more ››


City of Salem and WM Scholarship

The City of Salem, in partnership with WM (the city's solid waste and recycling service provider), is excited to announce a new annual... more ››


Important COVID Testing Updates for Salem Residents

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts will close the two “Stop the Spread” PCR COVID-19 testing sites in Salem – at St. Peter’s Church and at... more ››


Change of Hours at Salem High School COVID Testing Site

The state's "Stop the Spread" COVID-19 testing site at Salem High School will be closed on Friday, March 4, 2022. Testing will be held on... more ››

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Free Dance Classes at Old Town Hall

Infuse Dance Studio, in partnership with the City of Salem, is thrilled to announce its new line up for FREE adult dance classes at... more ››

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Salem Schools Facilities Survey

Should Salem shift from school choice to a neighborhood schools assignment policy?  As we look to the future, should a combined Junior /... more ››

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North Shore Municipalities Publish 2022 Diversity Catalog

The Cities of Salem, Beverly, Peabody, and Lynn, and the Towns of Swampscott and Marblehead have published the second annual North Shore... more ››

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City of Salem Cautions Residents To Only Use Official Online Bill Pay Portal

The City of Salem has been made aware of a website that appears to represent itself as the portal for paying City bills online. The only... more ››

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Salem is No Place for Hate

Over the past several weeks members of the Salem Board of Health and Health Department staff with names perceived to indicate that they are... more ››


Salem Board of Health Votes to Rescind COVID-Related Public Health Rules

Based on feedback from local hospital leaders and improving public health metrics in the community, the Salem Board of Health has voted... more ››


FEMA Region I Coastal Erosion Hazard Areas Study Presentation

In 2016, FEMA received a recommendation from its Technical Mapping Advisory Council to display flood risks in coastal areas that include... more ››

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Revitalizing the Arts at Salem’s Old Town Hall

The City of Salem has announced three new exciting partnership and opportunities for community members, artists, and visitors alike to... more ››