Local Salem News

  • Enjoy Free Customer Parking in Downtown Salem
    on December 6, 2019 at 1:48 AM

    Enjoy holiday festivities in Downtown Salem – unique attractions, as well as diverse shopping and restaurants. The downtown district offers 3,500 free short and long-term customer parking spaces. More than 1,000 free customer spaces are available in well-lit, dry, and conveniently located parkades near Downtown shopping and attractions.

  • Give Hope This Holiday Season
    on December 4, 2019 at 7:59 PM

    No matter the size, your contributions will go the furthest toward making a difference when donated through established organizations

  • Accessory Dwellings Help with Salem Housing Needs
    on December 3, 2019 at 4:44 PM

    Until mid-2024, the City of Salem will waive System Development Charges on accessory dwelling units to promote addition of new multi-family housing

  • Painting Stimulates Creativity at Center 50+ Respite Care
    on November 28, 2019 at 12:01 AM

    “Food for Thought” is the theme of the eighth annual Art from the Heart show, 4-6 p.m. n December 3rd, at City of Salem’s Center 50+.

  • Salem Selected to Receive Over $450,000 in Rental Vouchers to House Very-Low Income Residents with Disabilities
    on November 27, 2019 at 9:19 PM

    The Salem Housing Authority was selected to receive 75 Mainstream Rental vouchers valued at $450,927 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist very-low income households of persons with disabilities in our community. The awarded vouchers assist non-elderly persons with disabilities, particularly those who are transitioning out of institutional or other separated settings; at serious risk of institutionalization; currently experiencing homelessness; previously experienced homelessness and currently a client in a permanent supportive housing or rapid rehousing project; or at risk of becoming homeless.

  • Brown Road NE Will Open to Traffic on November 27
    on November 26, 2019 at 8:53 PM

    Construction of roadway and sidewalk safety improvements on Brown Road NE from Sunnyview Road NE to San Francisco Drive NE are nearly complete. Crews anticipate the street will open Wednesday, November 27. Drivers are advised to continue to use caution in this area as construction activities will extend until mid-January 2020.

  • Planning Commission Recommends Approval of Multifamily Housing Design Project
    on November 23, 2019 at 2:13 AM

    The Planning Commission voted Tuesday to recommend approval of proposed code changes resulting from the Multifamily Housing Design project. The commission's recommendation included seven changes to the proposed code amendment.

  • We're On the Move ... and Here for You
    on November 21, 2019 at 10:27 PM

    Salem Public Library staff and our partners are managing many changes as we prepare to temporarily move to 1400 Broadway NE while the Main Library at 585 Liberty St. SE is renovated. One thing is not changing—our commitment to our community and to providing friendly, welcoming service accessible to all.

  • Residents Help Shape Preferred Plan for Battle Creek Park
    on November 20, 2019 at 10:04 PM

    Community input has resulted in a preferred plan that balances recreational use with needed flood mitigation and includes flood storage areas, enhanced wetlands, an improved trail system, and new recreational features for the community. You are welcome to review and comment on the plan as we move toward adoption of a final master plan by City Council in late February or early March 2020.

  • Library Plans Move Forward as Construction Nears
    on November 20, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    Staff at Salem Public Library are packing and planning for the Main Branch closure to complete the Salem Public Library Seismic and Safety Upgrade. The project will mean temporary relocation to the Salem Public Library at Broadway, at 1400 Broadway Street NE.



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