The Salem News reports voters yesterday upheld a city-council ordinance to not have local police and officials ask people seeking official help about their immigration status.
Harry Pierre reports the line for the next Newburyport/Rockport train, which stops in Salem, is a bit more crowded than usual this afternoon.
WBZ reports Salem State University has shut down its official Twitter account because somebody figured out the password and used the account to express his inner racist.
NBC Boston reports the Salem City Council voted early this morning to designate the city. One more vote and it becomes official.
Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.
A town selectman from Pembroke, wants to change the date Halloween is celebrated in Massachusetts, from October 31, to the last Saturday in October.
The state representative for Pembroke, Josh Cutler (D-Duxbury) filed the bill to change the date, but he is not fully convinced it's the right idea.
JDC posted this video of the final main stage of demolition of the old Salem Harbor power plant, over Labor Day weekend.
WBZ reports a Salem woman was injured when she fell three stories down a chute into a trash compactor - which activated and crushed her leg. Seems she was helping a guy try to retrieve his keys, which had fallen down the chute:
After numerous failed attempts, the man lowered the victim into the compactor using a sheet tied to her legs. That sheet broke ...
A Salem man sentenced to five years in federal prison for a scheme in which he'd go around Home Depot stores collecting stuff in a shopping cart then "returning" them at the returns desk was charged today with pulling the same stunt several times earlier this year. Read more.
Boston Magazine reports the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem is bringing Dutch artist Theo Jansen's "strandbeests" (beach animals) to the Boston area - with one-day exhibitions of them at various locations, including City Hall Plaza and Dewey Square, next month.
The Library of the Royal Irish Academy wants to identify the people in the photograph below. Please contact the Library if you recognize any of the subjects. The Library can be reached via Twitter @Library_RIA, or by email at www.ria.ie/library/contact, citing "8 May Photo Query Tweet."
If more information regarding the location, subjects, time, et cetera, of the photograph become available, I will update this post.
Belgium recently opened a Boston-area consulate at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem.
The Salem News reports police arrested "a male with a pitchfork wanting to fight" and his pal.
We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.
The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Bill’s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were not included in the original bill because they were not popular when the law was passed in 1982.
We need your vote on November 4 to update the Bottle Bill.
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