The posts on this page are from a variety of Salem blogs and the views expressed are those of the individual blog author.

March 15th, 2010

Smoking Ban in Public Housing to Be Discussed (UPDATED)

Nearly a year after it was first proposed, the Council’s Committee on Public Health, Safety and Environment will take up Tom Furey’s proposed smoking ban on public housing in the city. I loathe and despise the habit but as I said when Tom first…

August 23rd, 2009

Morency Manor work continues

The work continues on my building.  I’ve been told to expect work on my apartment to begin in a week or two.  I’m guessing the week of the 30th or the week after, at the latest.  After taking this picture, I now know why it was …

August 6th, 2009

More from Salem Senior Recognition Days

Senior Tea at Brookhouse Mel Simons.

August 4th, 2009

Scenes from the Salem Senior Recognition Days opening ceremonies

Pols have a chat.  John Keenan, Kim Driscoll, John Tierney and Dan Brinsky, representing Senator Berry. Mayor Driscoll and Vice Chair Sosnowski wait for their turn to speak. Pat Sosnowski greets Congressman Tierney.  Also looking o…

July 30th, 2009

Changes at Home

Changes are coming to my very home!  For the past several years, the Housing Authority has been trying to get funding for a new, second elevator for my building.  The original elevator is breaking down.  If a second elevator could n…

July 20th, 2009

Transit for the Disabled Endangered by Cuts

The Salem News has finally caught on to the service cuts the MBTA proposed a few weeks ago.   This time, they’re focusing on cuts to The RIDE, the T’s paratransit service for people with disabilities. The T would eliminate van …