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Bit Bar Arcade Restaurant Planned for Salem This Summer

UPDATE, Friday, June 24: Bit Bar is now open seven days a week. PREVIOUSLY: Should we add a couple new tallies for #TeamNorthShore? The team […]

Arts & Entertainment

J.K. Rowling Adds Salem to the Harry Potter Universe

The lead up to November’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them just got more exciting for American Harry Potter fans: Author J.K. Rowling is writing a […]

City Life

A Delivery Box from Salem Was Found on the Shores of Wales

Welcome to Weirdest Thing of the Week, where…well, we point out weird things. .@bangorstudents find “Salem News Box” whilst taking part in a beach clean […]

City Life

The Real Salem Witch Hanging Site Was Located

Welcome to Weirdest Thing of the Week, where…well, we point out weird things. After many years of uncertainty, the true location of the Salem witch […]

City Life

How a Salem Company Helped Put David Bowie on CDs

David Bowie is dead; long live that beautiful weirdo. In the late-80s, as the compact disc ascended to the music industry’s medium of choice, Bowie […]

Deacon Giles Distillery

Deacon Giles Distillery Opens Today in Salem

A new distillery is opening its doors at noon today for tastings, tours, and bottles to go. Deacon Giles Distillery is producing the malt-forward Original […]


Wedding Venue Spotlight: Peabody Essex Museum

When Hollywood lovelies Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway roamed the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) for a scene in the 2009 comedy Bride Wars, they were carrying around some […]

Arts & Entertainment

Salem’s Best Halloween Events 2015

This is our 2015 roundup. Check out the 2016 list. Salem is one New England’s best-known haunted hot spots, infamous for their witch trials held […]

Home & Property

On the Market: A Landmark Property in Salem

359 Essex St., Salem, MA Price: $799,000 Size: 6604 square feet Bedrooms: 8 Baths: 4 Near Salem town center, the Smith Crosby Endicott House was built by Benjamin Smith […]

City Life

Religious Community Angered by Video of Girl Yelling at Street Preacher in Salem

The religious community is up in arms about a video that shows a young girl yelling “shut up” to a Christian preacher on the streets of Salem […]

Home & Property

On the Market: 14 Pickman St., Salem

14 Pickman St., Salem Price: $759,900 Size: 4,776 square feet Bedrooms: 6 Baths: 4 In 1962, Roland and Mary L’Heureux purchased Salem’s Cook-Kimball house as a place to raise their […]


The City of Salem Is Starting a Cigarette Butt Recycling Program

The City of Salem may be well-known for its Halloween displays and events, but there’s another program taking place in October that puts the North […]

City Life

Salem Mayor: ‘Apparently, Glenn Beck Is Not Happy With Us’

When Mayor Kim Driscoll ended a contract with Gordon College to manage a historic building in Salem because of the school’s violation of the city’s Non-Discrimination […]

City Life

Throwback Thursday: The First Salem ‘Witch’ Is Executed

Verily do I remind you on this Throwback Thursday that on June 10, 1692, in the place of Salem, Massachusetts, a woman was put to death for the crime […]

City Life

Salem Woman Who Lost Her 7-Eleven Job for Giving a Homeless Man Coffee Got a New Job the Next Day

When Ava Lins was taken off the schedule at her job at 7-Eleven in Salem for giving a homeless man a $1 cup of coffee […]