Salem Main Streets

"Playing With Your Food" is a weekly post highlighting a few of the many great uses for the wide range of produce and artisan food at the Salem Farmers' Market, a Salem Main Streets project. While we can never predict exactly what our farms will be able to bring each week, we do our best [...]
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Governor urges Market Basket workers to return

BOSTON -- Owners of Market Basket are nearing an "understanding" for the sale of the company, Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday, adding that he thinks employees boycotting the grocery chain should go back to work to stabilize the company. "I think e
The Salem News

Maccario makes late move, captures North Shore Amateur title

BOXFORD -- The deficit had crept up to four shots with only 13 holes to play, but the driving rain and aggressive wind made it seem like so much more for Bradford Country Club's Nick Maccario. Far Corner Golf Club's Ki Kwon has been a contender in th
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Market Basket's labor crisis called 'uncharted territory'

Store managers actively advocated a boycott of their stores. Warehouse workers and truck drivers walked out. Company executives threw a job fair seeking new store managers and key corporate employees. Thousands of part-time employees lost their hours
The Salem News

Salem, teachers reach agreement on Collins

SALEM -- School officials and representatives for the Salem teachers union released a joint statement Wednesday, announcing an accord has been struck to extend the school day at Collins Middle School. "The parties have reached agreement on a contract
Boston Globe

Judge Denies Lawyer's Motion to Try Danvers Teen Phillip Chism as Minor

The Danvers teenager accused of raping and murdering one of his high school teachers appeared in Salem Superior Court on Tuesday.
Boston Globe

Watch Live: Lawyers Argue Danvers Teen Phillip Chism Should be Tried as Minor

The Danvers teenager accused of raping and murdering one of his high school teachers appeared in Salem Superior Court on Tuesday.
Boston Globe

Watch Live: Lawyers Argue Danvers Teen Phillip Chism Should be Tried as a Minor

The Danvers teenager accused of raping and murdering one of his high school teachers appeared in Salem Superior Court on Tuesday.
Boston Globe

Watch Live: Lawyers to Seek For Danvers Student Philip Chism to be Tried as Minor

The Danvers teenager accused of raping and murdering one of his high school teachers is scheduled to appear in Salem Superior Court on Tuesday.
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Lawyers in Court to Argue That Danvers Teacher Murder Suspect Be Tried as Minor

The Danvers teenager accused of raping and murdering one of his high school teachers is scheduled to appear in Salem Superior Court on Tuesday.
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Salem Main Streets
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Aww, Shucks! Turner's claims victory at the Boston Seafood Festival

Turner's Seafood at Lyceum Hall head shucker Ryan Kripp won "The Battle of the Shuckers" at the Boston Seafood Festival last week. Ryan bested shuckers from 18 Boston area restaurants through two heats and a final round. Shuckers were scored by their finishing time and presentation, and - as if that's not enough - time penalties were added for "hacked" oysters, which is shucker lingo for a broken shell or an oyster that is not completely severed. Congratulations to Kripp on his amazing shucking and first prize win! We look forward to seeing your shucking skills at the raw bar in Turner's Seafood in Salem soon. Battle of the Shuckers from Pangea Shellfish on Vimeo. (Ryan Kripp is the second shucker from the camera.)
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Report: Salem State Stabbing Suspect Expected to Be Found Not Guilty

Timothy Wells, the 25-year-old from Woburn who allegedly stabbed two people on Salem State University's shuttle bus last September, is expected to be found not guilty by reason of insanity.
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Salem Man Arrested in Wenham Knifepoint Kidnapping

A Salem man is in custody after a 21-year-old woman was reportedly taken from a home on Topsfield Road late Friday night.
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Salem Main Streets

Salem Mayor Wants to Talk & Walk with You!

Recent star of print, broadcast, and the internet, Salem's own Mayor Kimberley Driscoll will be walking & talking with those of you interested in joining her for an exciting night on the town during our Heritage Days Festival (Aug.1-10)! That's right! Salem's annual Mayor's Night Out Restaurant Sampler evening is back: Monday, Aug. 4 from [...]
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Come Celebrate Four Centuries of Salem's Maritime Heritage!

The Salem Maritime Festival Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 10am - 4:00pm | FREE! Visit Salem Maritime National Historic Site on Saturday, August 2, and you will discover a day of activity and fun for the whole family! Music, Demonstrations, Exhibits, and Children's Activities will be available throughout the park and on Derby Wharf. The festival will include live music, free 90-minute harbor cruises, Friendship of Salem Ship Tours, numerous kids activities including the Junior Ranger Program, boat tours & demonstrations, opportunities to cruise, sail, paddle, and row in Salem Harbor, and traditional craft demonstrations. Harbor Cruises Probably the most popular feature of the Salem Maritime Festival are the free, 90-minute boat rides around Salem Harbor aboard one of three vessels. All Salem Maritime Festival visitors are invited to enter a drawling for one free boat ride on the vessel of their choice. Tickets may be secured via an onsite lottery on the day of the Festival. Random drawings at the Harbor Cruise Tent on Central Wharf will be held 30 minutes prior to each cruise departure.Ticketed passengers (only) should be prepared for immediate ...
Salem Main Streets
Salem Main Streets

Puzzled As To What To Do?

Puzzles to the right, puzzles to the left. It's a puzzling sight. This Friday through Sunday, Aug. 1-3, the Hawthorne Hotel will be THE meeting place for the 12th annual Puzzle Parley. What is a Puzzle Parley? Since 1994, the Puzzle Parley has brought together people passionate about jigsaw puzzles. Anyone interested in making, collecting, [...]
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Salem on a budget

This itinerary is part of our Tuesday series of suggested ways to explore Salem. These itineraries are not available as a package, and are only suggested ways to explore Salem. Please contact listed sites for hours, rates, and schedules. Previous itineraries include: Two-Night Itinerary for a Family, Food, Fish, and History, a Salem Day-trip from Boston, An All-American Trip to Salem, and the Land of Witches and Pirates. We are in the height of summer, which means we are at our busiest season for family travel. Not every family is looking to spend a king's ransom on their vacation, and it is certainly possible to see Salem on a budget. Start out by checking out our list of Ten Free Things to Do, and then consider these attractions, restaurants, and accommodations options. Bring comfortable shoes and get ready to have fun exploring Salem! DO Salem Maritime National Historic Site 160 Derby Street, Salem (978) 741-1650 | nps.gov/sama Tours of the wharves, buildings, and tall ship Friendship are free at your National Park! You can opt for a self-guided experience, or make a ...
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Salem and The China Trade Trail

Salem, among other sites, is featured in the China Trade Trail brochure, a publication of the Forbes House Museum in Milton, Massachusetts. The China Trade Trail beckons you to ten Massachusetts destinations in pursuit of the American China Trade, a phenomenon in our nation's history. The Revolutionary war was won! No longer would citizens be tethered to economic constraints dictated by England. In the 19th century, entrepreneurial merchants, based in Boston, seized the opportunity to trade with the East. At first, departures to China took place from the exotic port at Salem. As trade accelerated, operations moved to Boston to accommodate larger ships, due to its deeper waters, and provide more docks to meet the demand of growing fleets. The China Trade Trail features eleven locations in eastern Massachusetts, including the Salem Maritime National Histoirc Site and the Phillips House Museum. The featured sites will share with you the stories of sea captains and their families, treasures brought back from afar, and their adventures establishing trade with ports along the Afircan, South American, and American Pacific Northwest coasts. We ...
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View from the kid’s table

Dozens sat in an auditorium, while one detailed the history of Alexander Calder from her elevated podium. Though she lectured in much the same way as any art history professor ...
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Carl Apfel turns 100

On August 4th New York City raised a glass to celebrate the 100th birthday of Carl Apfel. That name should sound familiar to those still following the rising star of ...
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Tree whisperer

I recently found my way to the Omega Institute in New York’s Hudson Valley to take part in a weekend workshop to learn about Tree Whispering.  As the curator of ...
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