The land, now owned by the city of Salem, is slated for redevelopment with a mix of commercial uses and affordable housing.
Average November temperatures this year in Salem dropped compared to 2021.
With freezing temperatures forecasted for Thursday night, an overnight warming shelter will open.
The city inadvertently left a legally required sentence about property taxes off the ballot statement for an infrastructure bond measure voters overwhelmingly approved in November.
Salem’s holiday lights display in Riverfront Park kicks off Friday at 5 p.m. with free events including horse and carriage rides and a handbell performance.
Salem’s Director of Public Works, Peter Fernandez, announced Monday that he is retiring effective Jan. 6 after 28 years working for the city of Salem.
The developer behind Fork Forty is turning the historic downtown building into a mix of upstairs apartments and street-level businesses.
At the Center for Hope and Safety, the average shelter stay length for domestic violence survivors has tripled over the past year because of the time needed to find an apartment.
Bellshaw started retirement talks once put on leave and no investigation was expected, attorney says
Salem city officials release documents showing what they said were their efforts to find someone to investigate allegations against Deputy Police Chief Steve Bellshaw. The city has said no one was hired.
The Salem City Council meets Monday at 6 p.m. The agenda includes a vote on whether to apply for a state grant for the fire department, and a rent freeze for CC:Media.
The drrive to raise money to pay city records costs shows Salem residents do care about open government. City officials apparently noticed, dropping a big charge for documents related to Steve Bellshaw, former deputy police chief.