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Mayor Kim Driscoll recommended Sarah Stanton as Salem’s new finance director. She is currently Woburn’s purchasing director. Previously, she worked for the city of Haverhill and the towns of Ipswich and Amesbury.


After much debate, the Senior Center Project is moving forward.  Here is a roundup of the news:

Heather Famico plans to run for Ward 2 City Council. You can follow her on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/FamicoSalemWard2?fref=ts

Upcoming Events

Salem Spring Restaurant Week will be held Sunday, March 17-Thursday, March 21 and Sunday, March 24-Thursday March 28. For more information, visit http://salem-chamber.org/salem-restaurant-week-41.html

The MBTA Salem Station Improvements & Parking Garage Public Meeting will be held Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30pm at the Carlton School.

A tribute to former Salem mayor Jean A. Levesque will be held on Sunday, March 24 from 1-3 at Salem Moose Family Center. 

The 2012/2013 Salem Award will be presented to Thomas Doyle and Horace Seldon. Thomas Doyle is a key figure in exposing sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. Horace Seldon is founder of Community Change, Inc, a group that is committed to ending systemic racism in America. The awards presentation will be held Tuesday, March 26 at the Peabody Essex Museum. The flier has details:21st_Salem Award_March26

The Ward 2 community meeting will be held at the Ward Two Social Club at the end of East Collins Street on  Monday April 22nd at 7pm.

Upcoming city meetings can be found on The City of Salem meeting calendar. 

Newsworthy Neighbors

We all know we have talented neighbors in our association, so why not spotlight them in this section of our weekly news? If you hear of any neighbors deserving of a virtual pat on the back, send an email to Cindy Johnson so she can spread the word. 

Trevor Johnson and Eli Brandt (5th graders) and Annie Johnson (1st grader) created a few posters to encourage dog owners to pick up after their pups. Look for their clever posters on your next walk through the neighborhood. They are hoping it will translate into fewer ruined shoes on their own walks to and from school.