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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

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.

City Life

The Questionable Legacy of Judge John Hathorne

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

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]


Salem Is Getting an Asian Noodle Shop

A little more than a year after opening a wood-fired pizzeria in downtown Salem, a couple of entrepreneurs are getting into the Asian small plates […]

City Life

Who Blew Up the Rainbow Times’ Newspaper Box?

Sometimes anti-LGBT feelings are expressed subtly, and sometimes they’re about as subtle as a firework detonated at street level. That appears to have been the […]

Notch Brewery in Salem.

Here Are the Details On Notch’s Soon-to-Open Salem Brewery & Beer Hall

UPDATE, July 16: Now Open. #Salem2016 pic.twitter.com/qc1hmiJHFp — Notch Brewing Co. (@NotchBrewing) July 16, 2016 PREVIOUSLY: Veteran brewer Chris Lohring rolled the dice six years […]