Thursday, June 30, 2016

Public notice of BJA JAG Application

The Salem, Mass Police Department has applied for a FY 2015 JAG grant. We have requested monies to create a law enforcement program that will work within the recommendations set forth by President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Our goal is to strengthen ties to the Salem Community by responding to and working with citizens in their neighborhoods. We aim to improve quality of life by building trust and nurturing legitimacy on both sides of the police. Any Citizen who wishes to review or comment on the document may contact Captain Kate Stephens at

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Upcoming Traffic Events Impacting Traffic

In the coming days the following events are expected to impact traffic in Salem. Please consider them and add time to your travel plans or seek alternative routes:

  • June 21 to June 27 - Emergency Sewer Work: Emergency sewer work is being completed in the intersection of Canal Street and Jefferson Avenue. During the time of the work there will be lane closures in the intersection. Work will be undertaken from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm daily.
  • Saturday June 25 - North Shore Pride Parade: The North Shore Pride Parade will depart from Riley Plaza at 12:00 noon time on Saturday and travel down New Derby Street, Derby Street, and Hawthorne Boulevard to the Salem Common. During the parade roads along the route will be closed to vehicle traffic. After the parade there will be a festival on Salem Common. Riley Plaza will be closed at 8:00 am on Saturday and all vehicles must be removed from the lot. Additional no parking zones will be in place from 8:00 am until 12:00 noontime along Margin Street between Endicott and Norman Streets as well as along Washington Square South and East.
  • Sunday June 26 - North Shore Medical Center Cancer Walk: The annual NSMC Cancer Walk begins at the Salem Willows at 8:30 am on Sunday. The walk goes down Essex Street, around the North side of the Salem Common and back onto Essex Street, to Lafayette Street, down Forest Avenue to the Salem State University O'Keefe Center, back along Lafayette Street, and finally up Derby Street to the Willows. Roads along the route will be closed to traffic with the exception of residents during the walk. Expect traffic impacts along the route during the walk and for the majority of the day in the area of the Salem Willows.

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