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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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Streets and Bridges Bond Issue Addresses Transportation Needs

November 16, 2017

A 2008 bond issue inteded to "Keep Salem Moving" provided funding for more than 60 transportation projects over 10 years.

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Be a Part of Salem’s Downtown Streetscape Design Plan

November 14, 2017

Do you have ideas about how to make Downtown Salem’s sidewalks more inviting, exciting, or fun? We want to hear from you! Salem residents are invited to attend the Salem Streetscape Plan Kickoff Open House on Thurs., Nov. 30, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Senator Hearing Room/Courthouse Square, 555 Court St. NE.

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New Traffic Signal at Union Street NE and Commercial Street NE

November 14, 2017

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, the City will activate a new traffic signal at the intersection of Union Street NE and Commercial Street NE.

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Pedestrian Safety Study Findings and Recommendations

November 9, 2017

Salem City Council commissioned a Pedestrian Safety Study to provide insight into infrastructure and human behaviors contributing to crashes in Salem. The study found that crash patterns and driver and pedestrian behaviors were unpredictable, and crashes were caused by many factors.

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Jan. 17
Scrabble Club6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library
Brown Road Improvements Open House6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Scott Elementary School
4700 Arizona Drive NE
Salem OR
Storytimes at the LibraryChildren's Room
Salem Public Library
Jan. 18
Community and Partners of East Salem (CaPES) Meeting11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.Goodwill
3535 Lancaster DR NE
Salem OR 97301
Writers Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow12:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library
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
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