Tuesday, March 31, 2015

All Winter Parking Restrictions Lifted

All winter parking restrictions have been lifted as of Tuesday, March 31, 2014. All City streets and parking lots have been returned to normal posted restrictions.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Temporary One Way and No Parking Either Side Restrictions Lifted

As of Thursday, March 26, 2015 the Salem Police Department has lifted all temporary "One Way" restrictions that remained in place. All streets that were previously restricted will now return to regular two way traffic.

The "No Parking Either Side" restriction has been lifted on all streets with the exception of:

  • Thorndike Street
  • Arbella Street
  • Eden Street
  • Larkin Lane

The "No Parking Odd Side" restriction remains in effect on residential streets until further notice

Please remember when you park your vehicles there must be room for traffic to pass. If a vehicle is impeding the passage of other vehicle it will be subject to tagging and towing.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Chief Butler to be Sworn in April 9th

The Salem Police Department and the City of Salem are excited to announce that Chief Mary Butler will be officially sworn in as Chief of Police on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 10:00 am at Old Town Hall. The ceremony will include remarks from several local officials and Chief Butler. The ceremony is open to the public and free of charge.

Chief Butler has been the acting Chief of the Department since her appointment was announced several weeks ago. Chief Butler joined the Salem Police in 1987 and has held the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Acting Captain. She has worked in the Patrol Division, Detectives Division, Special Operations Division, and served as an administrative aid to a former chief.

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Old Town Hall
Address: 32 Derby Square, Salem MA, 01970

Please contact Sharyn Lubas at 978-744-0171 extension 158 with questions.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Butler named Salem Police Chief

I am very excited to announce to you that I will be appointing Captain Mary Butler to be Salem’s next Chief of Police. Throughout her career Mary has demonstrated the utmost integrity and professionalism in her approach to policing and true leadership within the department. We were very fortunate to have three exceptionally strong finalists for this position. In the end, I believe the department and our City will be best served by the appointment of Chief Butler.

Chief Butler has indicated to me that one of her first actions will be to undertake a comprehensive review of the department’s policies and structure. A component of that will be a listening tour with our neighborhood associations, business community, elected officials, and members of the department. I hope you will participate in this initiative. The conclusion of that effort will be her report later this spring on how best to organize and reform the department to continually improve on the good work already underway there and provide a path forward.

The Chief’s official swearing in ceremony will be held later this month at Old Town Hall. I hope you will attend this special event and that you will take the opportunity between now and then to join me in congratulating Chief Butler on this exciting news.

Mayor Kimberley Driscoll
City of Salem

Monday, March 2, 2015

Parking and Traffic Restrictions Update - 3/2/15

The following parking and traffic restrictions remain in effect in the City of Salem until further notice due to snow accumulation limiting roadways.

Temporary One Way Streets

Some streets in the city are no longer capable of safely handling normal two way traffic due to snow accumulation. By order of the Salem Police Department these streets have been declared "One Way" until further notice as of Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7:00 am. Signage will be posted on the designated streets to inform motorists of the change.

Click Here for a list of streets designated as One Way

No Parking Either Side

The "No Parking Either Side" restriction on certain streets remains in effect until further notice. Residents should park vehicles on the even side of residential streets not affected by this restriction in their neighborhood, on entrance corridors, or in off street lots until further notice.

Click Here for a list of streets designated as No Parking Either Side

No Parking on Odd Side

The Salem Police are maintaining the citywide "No Parking on Odd Side" of residential streets restriction until further notice. Residents should park vehicles on the even side of residential streets. If a street regularly does not allow parking on the even side of the street, continue to follow normal parking restrictions. In the event that parked vehicles do not allow for 12 feet of clearance in the street, no parking is allowed. Vehicles impeding the passage of emergency vehicles will be ticketed and towed.

The City of Salem is making many lots throughout the city available for residents impacted by the parking restrictions. Click Here for a complete list of off street parking locations

Please contact us at 978-744-1212 with questions or concerns about the above restrictions. Do not dial 9-1-1 for parking concerns.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Snow Emergency 3/1/14

The City of Salem has declared a Snow Emergency effective Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 9:00 pm until Monday, March 2, 2015 at 7:00 am.

All vehicles must be removed from the streets; failure to do so may result in ticketing and towing.

All vehicles must be removed from school lots promptly at 7:00 am on Monday, March 2, 2015. The lots must be cleared for school to open with a two hour delay. Any vehicles remaining in the school lots after 7:00 am will be ticketed and towed.

For a list of approved public off street parking sites please visit the City's Snow Emergency Central or call our Snow Emergency Hotline at 978-744-0171 extension 166.

If your vehicle has been towed, please contact us at 978-744-1212 for information.

To report a power outage or check the status of an outage contact National Grid at 1-800-465-1212 or visit their storm page here. Do not call 9-1-1 to report a power outage unless there is a life threatening emergency.

For inquiries related to snow removal or plowing please contact the Department of Public Works at 978-744-3302. You may also request services from the DPW through the SeeClickFix app online or on your phone. Visit this page for more information.

City officials will evaluate the need for parking restrictions after the Snow Emergency has been lifted. Please check back or visit the City of Salem website at www.salem.com.

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