Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Green Salem


Robert K McCarthy
Councillor Ward One

The Toters are Coming! The Toters are Coming!

On Monday, October 5, Waste Management, Salem's new trash and recycling hauler, will start delivering new toters (wheeled carts) to all the households in Salem.

Each household will get two carts-a smaller black one for trash and a larger blue one for recycling. It will take about two weeks for all of the carts to be delivered.

If you do not receive your carts by October 19, 2015 
please contact the City at 978-619-5673
Important Information: 
  • These carts are the property of the City and are to stay at the residence. Please mark your cart with your address. You will be responsible for replacement costs!
  • Do NOT use these carts until the week of November 2, 2015!
Why can't we continue to use our trash barrels, you may ask?
Automated Pickup
It's because the new trash and recycling system will be automated. The trucks will be equipped with special arms for picking up the carts.
Other things to know--
Starting in November, recycling will only be collected every other week
If you are a green week, your recycling cart will have a green lid. If you are a blue week, your recycling cart will have a blue lid. You will be receiving a detailed calendar and more information soon. 

Look for tips on how to use your old recycling bins and trash barrels in our next newsletter. In the meantime, click here for FAQ's about the upcoming new and improved automated system.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Algonquin test of line

From: Robert K McCarthy
Councillor Ward One

On Monday the 28th or Tuesday the 29th, Algonquin’s contractor will be running a caliper tool through the Collins Cove portion of the pipeline to ensure that it is able to be inspected once it is on line.  The caliper tool will be pressurized by compressed air at the National Grid site.  The air pressure will be released at the Footprint power site.   THERE IS NO NATURAL GAS in the Line. 

The release of the air pressure will make a loud hissing sound as it is released.

Residents in the vicinity of the Footprint site will be notified of the potential for noise from this activity.  See Notice attached.

If you have any questions, please call.



Terrence P. Traudt
Right of Way Manager
Universal Field Services
Assigned to:Spectra Energy
Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC

Friday, September 25, 2015

A celebration and tribute to DOLORES JORDAN

A celebration and tribute to


“The First Lady of Derby Street”

Tue, 10 Nov 2015

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Hawthorne Hotel Ballroom

Special Guest: Jim McAllister
Salem historian and raconteur, who will share tales about Derby Street, the old Polish neighborhood, the coal power plant, and Dolores and her family.

Dolores is a lifelong resident of Derby Street – the heart of Salem’s once thriving Polish community. She and her sister Alice were responsible for getting Derby Street designated as a Historic District. Dolores is a treasured SAFE Board member, a tireless neighborhood warrior and environmental advocate. Her memories, achievements and experiences are legendary.

Sponsored by Salem Alliance for the Environment (SAFE)
Hosts: Pat Gozemba and Stan Franzeen

Advance Tickets: $25.00 ($30 at the door)

Mail checks payable to SAFE, 17 Sutton Ave, Salem 01970.

  • Fan of Dolores - $50, includes program credit and 1 ticket
  • Friend of Dolores - $100, includes program credit and 2 tickets
  • Champion of Dolores - $250, includes program credit and 4 tickets
INFORMATION: or 978.744.9141

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Jim McAllister will be the featured speaker at the October meeting

Jim McAlister and Mayor Kim Driscoll, Photo Heather Famico
When:  Monday, October 12, 2015  7:00pm
Hawthorne Hotel at Sophia’s
What: Jim McAllister to speak

Over the centuries the area bounded by Hawthorne Boulevard and Neck Gate, Essex Street and Salem Harbor , has evolved from a bustling port and residential neighborhood to an industrial Eastern European immigrant enclave to a gentrified historic district. This illustrated talk looks at the makeup of the area at various points in its history and major developments that shaped it, along with the usual collection of colorful anecdotes.
Jim McAllister, Salem historian, photographer, author, teacher, and tour guide, will be the featured speaker at the October meeting of the Historic Derby Street Neighborhood Association.

Come join us on Monday, October 12th, beginning at 7:00 pm at the Hawthorne Hotel at Sophia’s, the meeting room adjacent to Nathaniel’s restaurant. Everyone is welcome.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Curbside Yard Waste Pick Up September 21-25

 From: Robert K McCarthy
Councillor Ward One
Subject: Curbside Yard Waste Pick Up Sept. 21-25
On Monday September 21 through Friday September 25 yard waste will be picked up curbside. Please place your leaves and grass clippings in brown paper yard waste bags or uncovered garbage cans (MARKED AS YARD WASTE) curbside on the same day as your trash day. 

Only the following items are accepted: 

Lawn clippings and Leaves; 

Brush, Plants, and Branches not longer than four feet or wider than four inches and they must bundled. 

(Please Note: Yard Waste does not include tree stumps or logs) 

Remember, residents with proper identification can always drop off their yard waste at the Transfer Station on 9 Swampscott RoadSaturday or Sunday from 7am until 4pm.

The final yard waste pick-ups for 2015 will be held during the last weeks of October and November. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Trash and Recycling Department at 978-619-5673

Thank you.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Passing of Councillor Joseph A. O’Keefe Sr

From: Robert McCarthy
Councillor Ward One

Passing of Councillor Joseph A. O’Keefe, Sr.

SALEM, MA – At approximately 1:45 p.m. this afternoon, Ward 7 City Councillor and former Massachusetts State Fire Marshal Joseph A. O’Keefe, Sr., passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, surrounded by his family.

Councillor O'Keefe, the dean of the Salem City Council, was elected to the Ward 7 seat in 2000, but served prior to that as the Ward 2 Councillor from 1962 to 1973 and on the Salem School Committee from 1975-1979. For 15 years he was the Massachusetts Fire Marshal, from 1977 to 1992. Councillor O'Keefe was a lector at Immaculate Conception Church of Salem and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1524. He held a Master's degree in education from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in fire safety technology from Oklahoma State University.

“We want to say thank you to everyone who wrote, called, or reached out over the difficult last few days,” the O’Keefe family stated. “We are all incredibly saddened to say goodbye to a man who was such a loving and beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather. He has touched the lives of so many people, not just in our family, but also in this community, in such a positive way. Joe was a man of integrity, who thought of others before himself and never hesitated to speak his mind. He served the public and his country with honor and distinction, but never lost perspective of what mattered most: his family.”

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Councillor O’Keefe, a man whose love of Salem was only exceeded by his love for his family,” said Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll. “Joe was a dear friend and colleague, someone whose warmth and generosity were unmatched. My most sincere condolences go out to Camille and the entire O’Keefe family. In everything he did, everything said, and every action he took, Joe always put the people of Salem first. His compassionate and energetic voice will be missed on the Council, in City Hall, and throughout our City. Joe always liked to remind us: ‘family first’. But I think in his 26 years on the City Council he demonstrated more clearly than anyone could that, in a way, all of Salem was Joe’s family.”

A wake will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 18, with a funeral mass scheduled for Saturday, September 19, at 10:00 a.m. Both the wake and funeral will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, 30 Union Street, in Salem and are open to the public.

Robert K McCarthy

Councillor Ward One

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Mayor Driscoll speaks to the neighborhood



When: September 14, 2015  7:00pm
Where: House of Seven Gables
What: Mayor Driscoll speaks to the neighborhood

Mayor Driscoll PhotoOn Monday, September 14th the HDSNA meeting will host Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll. After her remarks there will be time for questions for the mayor from Derby Street residents. The meeting will take place at the House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street beginning at 7:00 pm.
Save the date for the October meeting on October 12th when local historian Jim McAlister will be our featured speaker. We will be changing venues and will meet at the Hawthorne Hotel but the meeting time will stay the same - 7:00 pm.
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 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.