Friday, December 11, 2015

Festivus 5K for Autism

The Festivus 5K for Autism ( will take place Sunday morning.  The race will start at 10 AM on Derby Street at Hodges Court, run down Lafayette Street and back, and end at Pickering Wharf.  This route avoids most of the neighborhood but it may affect access to and from the west via Derby Street.

The route map can be seen here:

Progressive Potluck Dinner December 14

Salem CPA Determination of Eligibility Application Available

From: Robert K McCarthy
Councillor Ward One

Subject: Salem CPA Determination of Eligibility Application Available

The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) has released its FY16 Community Preservation Plan and FY15 Annual Report. The Community Preservation Plan is used to guide the CPC’s decision-making when reviewing and recommending projects for Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding. The Plan includes an overview of the CPA in Salem, evaluation criteria and a timeline. The plan also serves as an annual report – summarizing the status of funded projects and including copies of the required State reports.

The CPC uses a two-step application process for reviewing funding proposals, beginning with a brief Eligibility Application. This application enables applicants to know if their project is eligible under CPA regulations prior to submitting the more comprehensive Funding Application. Eligibility Applications may be submitted to the CPC at any time. However, in order to be considered for the FY16 funding round, applicants are encouraged to submit their Eligibility Applications no later than January 4, 2016. For projects that are determined eligible, applicants will then be invited to submit a Funding Application. The CPC’s tentative deadline for the receipt of Funding Applications is March 18, 2016.

The FY16 Community Preservation Plan and FY15 Annual Report, FY16 Determination of Eligibility Application and other information on the CPA can be found

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Progressive Potluck Dinner

Save the date for the annual

Historic Derby Street Neighborhood Association
Progressive Potluck Dinner!
Monday, December 14th

Everyone living in the Derby Street neighborhood is invited to come. The holiday dinner is a great way to meet your neighbors!  Bring hors d'oeuvres, salad, side dish, main dish or dessert to share. We especially need entrees and veggies.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the home of Bill Sano, 35 Daniels Street. 

Entrees and sides will be consumed from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the home of Christian Haselgrove, 125 Derby Street, corner of Hardy.

Dessert and coffee from 8:00 to 9:00 pm at the home of John Zbysznski and Christine Hatch, 55 Turner Street near the Gables. 

You can come for all or part of the evening.  Soft drinks and juices will be provided and you can BYOB your own wine and/or beer but please no hard stuff. Families with children highly encouraged.

Please RSVP to Bill Sano, 978-744-4787 or ASAP so he can balance the menu. Similarly, if you find you cannot make the dinner, please give him 24 hours’ notice to adjust. Please don’t be a no-show. Thank you!