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2018 City Office Closures

December 6, 2017

A list of city office closures.

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2018-2019 Grant Applications Being Accepted for Projects Benefiting Low-Income Households

December 5, 2017

The City of Salem Urban Development Department is now accepting applications for the 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership, and General Fund public service programs.

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City of Salem Police Department Tweet Goes Viral in India

December 4, 2017

Like many things these days, it began with a tweet. On November 20, a Twitter user in Salem, Tamil Nadu, India mistakenly tagged the Salem Police Department here in Oregon in a tweet complaining about rickshaw fares. And then it went viral…

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Council Task Force to Evaluate Near-Term Solutions for Reducing Bridge Traffic Congestion

November 17, 2017

On November 13, City Council voted to create a task force to find ways to alleviate traffic congestion around the Marion and Center Street Bridges. The task force will examine the results of studies and projects from the past 20 years, as well as current and projected traffic data to inform their recommendations. Any potential solutions they develop will be independent of any decisions related to a new bridge

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Police Toy Drive 2017 Now Accepting Donations

November 17, 2017

Learn how to help make the holiday season brighter for Salem children in need by donating to the annual police toy drive.

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22nd Annual Riverfront Park Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 17, 2017

Bundle up the family and join your friends and neighbors on Friday, December 1 as Salem celebrates the 22nd Annual Riverfront Park Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony! This free community event is one of Salem’s most loved community traditions. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and Mayor Chuck Bennett will lead the tree lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. One lucky child in attendance will be selected to help Mayor Bennett “flip the switch” to light the holiday tree.

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What’s happening
Jan. 18
Creative Kids Afterschool Adventures4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Story Rooms A & B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Riverfront Park Master Plan Update: Community Meeting #16:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.Pringle Hall
606 Church ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Historic Landmarks Commission5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301
Sunnyslope Neighborhood Association7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Schirle Elementary School
4875 Justice Way S
Salem OR 97302
Jan. 19
Toddler/Lapsit Storytime11:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.Salem Public Library
Tech Trek1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library
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