Monday, August 24, 2015

Entrance Corridor Street Sweeping - Sep. 1-11

From: Robert K McCarthy
Councillor Ward One


Kimberley Driscoll


 City of Salem Releases Fall Entrance Corridor Street Sweeping Schedule

 SALEM, MA – Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll today announced the fall entrance corridor street sweeping schedule which will begin on Tuesday, September 1 and run through September 11.

 Entrance corridor sweeping will take place between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on the following dates. New this year, we have stream-lined the sweeping of entrance corridors and re-aligned some of the days corridors will be swept, so please take an extra minute to review this fall schedule. Each corridor will be swept over a period of two consecutive days which will alternate between the odd and even side of the streets. Also, as we did last spring, City workers will be utilizing blowers to clear corridor sidewalks of debris prior to the street sweeping.

Each corridor will be posted with temporary ‘No Parking/Tow Zone’ signs and parking will be prohibited between the hours of 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Tuesday, September 1: Odd side of Boston Street and Essex Street (from Boston St. to North St.).
Wednesday, September 2: Even side of Boston Street and Essex Street (from Boston St. to North St.).

Thursday, September 3: Odd side of North Street.
Friday, September 4:Even side of North Street.

Tuesday, September 8: Odd side of Loring Avenue and Lafayette Street (from Derby St. to Marblehead line).
Wednesday, September 9: Even side of Loring Avenue and Lafayette Street (from Derby St. to Marblehead line).

Thursday, September 10: Odd side of Bridge Street.
Friday, September 11Even side of Bridge Street.
Please be aware that certain weather conditions prohibit the use of the street sweepers: during moderate to heavy rainfall and extreme cold temperatures sweepers will not be able to operate. Weather cancellations will be posted on

Residential neighborhood street sweeping will begin on September 14 and continue through October 9. The residential schedule will be released shortly.

Friday, August 21, 2015

2015 Boat Festival at Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina

2015 Festival

Dates for the 2015 Festival are August 22-23, Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina, Salem, MA. The public, boat owners, exhibitors, Friends, volunteers – all are welcome!

Festival Highlights

Vintage sailboats and motoryachts
Fun for the whole family
Kids get to board some boats and make their own
Blessing of the Fleet
Parade of Boats
New Orleans jazz band
Vote for your favorite boats
Crafts Fair, Artists, Maritime Exhibits and more
Public Hours: Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm, Sunday, 11 am – 3 pm
Admission: $5, children under 12 free
Information: 617-666-8530

Monday, August 17, 2015

The annual HDSNA potluck summer picnic on Friday, August 28th at 6:00 pm


When: August 28, 2015  6:00pm
Where: Dave Eng's Flowers
What: Potluck Picnic

It was worth the wait! Time for the annual HDSNA potluck summer picnic on Friday, August 28th at 6:00 pm behind Dave Eng Flowers, 136 Derby Street.

Derby Street neighborhood residents and businesses and their guests are invited to bring either an appetizer, side dish or dessert to share. Grills will be fired up ready for you to grill whatever you want to bring. HDSNA will provide paper goods and soda. BYO wine or beer only.

Please call or email Bill Sano at or 978.744.4787 by Wednesday, August 26th to let him know what dish you are bringing to share.

Also, please let Bill know if you would be available to help set up before or after the potluck.

Finally, if you have not already paid your dues ($5 per household). please remember to pay them at the next meeting on June 8th. Thank you!

Because we are trying to update our email list and switch to Google groups, please send an email to with your name, street and email addresses. The HDSNA secretary will sign you up on our new listserv, after which you should get a "welcome to HDSNA Google Groups.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

News from the Gables

From The House of the Seven Gables:

Invitation to the Unveiling of the Garden Guide and Legacy Brick
Walkway at the House of the Seven Gables

Sunday, August 23, 2015
10:30 AM
The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street, Salem

Please join us for the unveiling for the first phase of our legacy
brick walkway and for the introduction and dedication of our Historic
Gardens Guide and Map that was funded with donations made in memory of
departed friends of The Gables.

Light refreshments will be served, including iced tea, mimosas,
muffins and assorted pastries.

Stay to play croquet on the lawn and enjoy the beautiful waterfront views.

RSVP by August 19thwith Alyssa at 978-744-0991 x109 or

News from the Cable Replacement Team

From Robert K McCarthy
Councillor Ward One
From the Cable Replacement Team. 

 Good evening -

We're happy to announce that the fourth manhole installation (Fort Avenue) is now complete!

With construction at four out of the six manhole sites associated with the Salem Cable Project complete, this morning contractors began setting up the new work site on Essex Street, and began excavating for the manhole installations on the street. 

Please note that eastbound traffic on Essex Street will be detoured on to English Street. The westbound lane of Essex Street remains open. Extra parking is available for residents at the Bentley School lot on Szetela Lane. As work progresses at this site we plan to keep you updated with more information regarding timeline to completion. 

Today on Washington Square South, contractors continued working to connect the duct bank to the new manhole installations. Once connected contractors will continue installing duct bank in the direction of Washington Square East. Please be aware that it will be approximately two weeks until contractors are ready to begin work on Forrester Street.

This week on Congress Street contractors finished connecting the manholes to the duct bank near the corner of Congress Street and Dow Street. With these connections in place this crew will re-start the process of installing duct bank heading towards Leavitt Street.

We'll continue to keep you updated on the progress at all of these sites. If you have any questions please call our toll-free outreach hotline -- 844-SALEM-CABLE -- or email me directly via this address.

Thank you,

Darin Swimm
Community Outreach Director
Salem Cable Project