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Arts & Entertainment

Calling All Hocus Pocus Fans: A Sequel Is on the Way

Attention lovers of Salem, Halloween, talking black cats, and Bette Midler yodeling “boooook”: Rumor has it there will soon be a Hocus Pocus 2. According to […]

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Salem Horror Fest Changes Venues after Dispute over Political Commentary

Update, 10/11/19 1 p.m.: This story has been updated to add context and comment from Essex Heritage officials. Having to relocate a film festival months in the […]

Arts & Entertainment

Here’s How a Salem Film Festival Is Tackling the Political Horror Show of the Trump Era

As the witching hour approached on November 8, 2016, Kevin Lynch watched the presidential election results through his fingers, scared to look at the TV. […]

Home & Property

These Are the 10 Oldest Homes for Sale in Salem

Before Nathaniel Hawthorne published The Scarlet Letter in 1850, he spent his days working at the Salem Custom House and living in a Federal-style manse at 18 […]

A decadent Sunday brunch spread at Ledger in Salem
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Ledger’s New Brunch Menu Makes Fall Visits to Salem Less Scary

If you’re anything like me, you avoid Salem in the fall like the Wicked Witch avoids water. No disrespect to the beautiful Witch City—draws like […]

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The Breakdown: Ledger’s Swordfish Chop

Chef Matt O’Neil brings 19th-century-inspired cuisine to a historical bank building in downtown Salem.

Arts & Entertainment

Virtual Reality and Public Art Collide in “Augmented Landscapes”

Get ready for the Pokémon Go of public art installations. Opening May 27 at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, “The Augmented Landscape” brings together four […]

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Notch Brewing Is Building Out More Taproom Space in Salem

The welcoming, industrial atmosphere at Notch Brewing—complete with fresh, hot pretzels; a riverside biergarten, and live accordion tunes on Saturday afternoons—makes it seem like the […]

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Moving Up a Notch

Meet the husband-and-wife team behind Salem’s newest taproom—and the session beers you’ll be drinking this Oktoberfest.

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The Questionable Legacy of Judge John Hathorne

Ponder the questionable legacy of Judge John Hathorne at his burial site in Salem.

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No Hate Crime Charges for Rainbow Times Newspaper Box Explosion

Two people are now facing charges in Salem after blowing up a newspaper box for the Rainbow Times, a Boston-based LGBT publication, in August. The suspects—23-year-old […]

Home & Property

Here’s How Much Homes Cost in Salem Right Now

Never want your history-filled visits to Salem to end? Neither do we. For those charmed by the quaint (and sometimes spooky) town of Salem, there’s […]

Home & Property

Here Are the Oldest Houses for Sale Near Salem

As New Englanders head to Salem for their annual autumn visit, a few house hunters may become too charmed to leave. Instead of a trip […]

Arts & Entertainment

Salem’s Best Halloween Events 2016

Salem is one New England’s best-known haunted hotspots, infamous for their witch trials held in the 1690s. This mass hysteria led to more than 200 […]

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Throwback Thursday: The Final Round of the Salem Witch Trials

On this day 324 years ago, the last eight victims of the Salem witch trials were put to death. They were hanged September 22, 1692, rounding out […]