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By adamg - 11/20/20 - 11:22 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a man's conviction for exposing himself to an undercover cop, ruling that wearing a badge doesn't shield police officers from the same feelings of shock anyone else might experience when confronted close up with something unwelcome, such as a stranger's penis on a near-deserted street corner. Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/20 - 9:59 am

Two companies that run walking tours of Salem are suing the state over Covid-19 orders that effectively limit the size of their gatherings to just a dozen people, saying that's an impermissible violation of their free-speech rights under the First Amendment. Read more.

By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

By adamg - 10/28/20 - 9:46 am

Bit Bar Salem is appealing a federal judge's ruling that it no longer has any case against Gov. Baker's Covid-19 bar on video arcades now that the governor has allowed them to re-open, arguing that if he banned them once, he could ban them again. Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/20 - 4:04 pm
Salem is closed on weekends

Salem's a great place to visit, just not this October, in case you haven't heard.

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By adamg - 10/21/20 - 4:28 pm

COVID-19 Update: October 21, 2020

Seriously, just stay away, Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll and Gov. Baker said today. Driscoll said the city is so worried about becoming a superspreader it's canceling events and spending money on advertising to warn people to find something else to do that night. "This is not the year to come to Salem," Driscoll said. Also, MBTA commuter-rail trains will be bypassing Salem on numerous runs.

By adamg - 9/16/20 - 10:48 pm
Setting sun in haze over Salem

Rick Macomber focused on the sun setting in the smoky haze from West Coast fires over Salem Willows this evening.

Matt Frank watched the sun disappear into the haze over the Tobin Bridge from Chelsea: Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/20 - 2:48 pm

Greg Cook reports the Salem museum tried to hold out as long as it could, but the Covid-19-related lack of visitors means the previous staffing levels were "no longer sustainable."

By adamg - 6/16/20 - 1:52 pm
gopher

Rick Macomber reports this gopher was chowing down the last of a four-leaf clover at Salem Willows in Salem.

By adamg - 6/7/20 - 9:23 pm

Across greater Boston, thousands of people participated in Black Lives Matter events today. Read more.

By adamg - 4/10/20 - 9:29 am

The Salem Board of Health is requiring people going into stores, or even just going to get some takeout, to wear face coverings starting on Sunday. And that goes for the people who work in the stores or restaurants as well. Also: Ice-cream trucks are banned. And: Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/20 - 11:32 am
Line at Market Basket

Miss B joined the line outside the Salem Market Basket shortly before 7 a.m. today. She adds: Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/20 - 9:22 am

Richard Auffrey looks into claims that the chop-suey sandwich was invented in Massachusetts, possibly at Salem Willows and declares the claim unlikely after finding ads for places across the country serving the sandwich around the same time.

By PegH - 12/12/19 - 10:51 am

Massive problems on the Newburyport/Rockport CR this morning, compounded by an utter lack of communications - either electronic or human - from Keolis. Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/19 - 12:49 pm
Waxing gibbous moon over sea from Salem

Rick Macomber watched the waning gibbous moon from Fort Pickering Light at Winter Island in Salem last night.

By adamg - 7/29/19 - 10:05 pm
Sunset over Salem Willows

Rick Macomber watched the sunset from Salem Willows in Salem this evening.

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