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The state’s Gateway Cities program — a subject of distrust and controversy for some in town — was the topic of a public forum at the Salem Five bank. http://www.salemnews.com/local/x1746088810/Mayor-Program-a-helping-hand

Can’t shovel your sidewalk? Hire a local teen to help and avoid the $75/day fine.
http://salem.patch.com/articles/can-t-clear-your-sidewalk-hire-a-local-teen http://www.salemnews.com/local/x1746088818/City-hires-student-shovel-brigade

Salem News Editorial: “Our View: Time to Move on Salem’s senior center.” http://www.salemnews.com/opinion/x1525013577/Our-view-Time-to-move-on-Salem-s-senior-center

The city is looking for people to transform six downtown utility boxes into works of art. http://www.salemnews.com/local/x1746088316/City-seeks-artists-to-spruce-up-utility-boxes

An article about Mayor Driscoll appeared in Commonwealth Magazine. www.commonwealthmagazine.org/News-and-Features/Features/2013/Winter/002-Salem-Mayor-Kim-Driscoll.aspx

Upcoming Events

The North Shore Transportation Forum will be held Monday, February 25 from 8:30 to 10:30am at Salem Old Town Hall. Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey will speak as well as State Senator Thomas McGee of Lynn.

Ahoy! The Salem Athenaeum is having a Pirates and Privateers Party on Saturday, March 2 from 8 to 11 pm. http://www.salemathenaeum.net/index.html

The following Ward 2 community meetings will be held at the Ward Two Social Club at the end of East Collins Street: Monday, March 11th at 7pm and Monday April 22nd at 7pm.
Upcoming city meetings can be found on The City of Salem meeting calendar. This coming week, the Park & Recreation Commission, Council on Aging, Historical Commission, and others have meetings scheduled.

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.