Popular Links

Author Archives: baldbil

Licensing Board Approves Cider And Mead At Salem Farmer’s Market

Lobster Shanty To Add Jukebox By William Legault   The Salem Licensing Board met last night at 120 Washington Street in the third floor conference room. Member Paul Flores and Rick Lee were presiding along with Sgt. Gaudet of the Salem Police Department and Melissa Pagliaro the Clerk of the Board After issuing a few street performer and psychic reader licenses they moved on to other agenda items. Far From The Tree Cider and the 1634 Meadery were given approval for Farmer Brewer Pouring Licenses for use during the upcoming season of the Salem Farmers Market. This allows both businesses ...

Read More »

Determined Salem Students Face AP Testing Challenges

WSU Freshman Dionne Gives Pre-Test Pep Talk Salem Waives Testing Fees By Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman   For some of Salem High’s best and brightest the first two weeks of May present a harrowing time: AP test week. Over the course of these two weeks students will take anywhere between one and six tests for a chance to receive college credit. Scored on a 5-point scale, a passing grade is considered to be a 3. However, in order to receive credit at the vast majority of schools a 4 or a 5 is necessary. Salem High students are provided the opportunity to ...

Read More »

VOTERS RIGHTS IN SALEM – Board Of Registrars Signs MOU with The Latino Leadership Coalition

Barton And Registrars Provide Needed Leadership By William Legault This article is posted as both a news and an opinion piece and therefore appears here in the” A Salem Voice ” section instead of the Government Meetings section. On very rare occasions there are small but very significant moments that occur in municipal government. These moments often go unnoticed by most.  They are however, sure to be remembered for a long time by those who worked hard and long to realize that moment. Tonight in the City Council Chambers the Salem Board Of Registrars Of Voters did something as an ...

Read More »

Salem House Of Pizza – Where The Sauce Rules

Still A Neighborhood Tradition – We Return After An Extended Absence By The BaldOne   On the corner of Margin Street and Endicott Street, a quite prominent Salem spot sits the Salem House of Pizza.  Every town seems to have a house of pizza.  The menus are generally similar from town to town.  Pizza, sandwiches, pasta plates, steak tips and chicken wings, salads, and more.  They tend to be an all things for all people sort of stop The one aspect of these places that makes them different than  the many other pizza and sandwich places is the pizza style.  Instead ...

Read More »

Merchants Of Doubt – Free Screening

Hosted by The National Park Service, Salem Alliance For The Environment (SAFE), and Salem Sound Coastwatch Congressman Seth Moulton To Attend The National Park Service is partnering with SAFE (Salem Alliance for the Environment) and Salem Sound Coastwatch for a screening of the highly acclaimed film MERCHANTS OF DOUBT. Immediately after the screening, U.S. Congressman SETH MOULTON will be present for an audience Q&A. Despite new evidence that the fossil fuel industry has hidden its own research about global warming, the mass media often give climate science “skeptics” equal time. But MERCHANTS OF DOUBT sheds light on these pundits-for-hire—so-called experts ...

Read More »

Teeming Poets, Clever Bracco, And A Clean Salem

  Poetry In Salem, Six Survivors Remain, and A Clean Salem Sweep By J. Smithfield Oppenheimer III The Massachusetts Poetry Festival once again made Salem its home for its ninth annual gathering of poets.  Poets, both the famous and not so famous made their presence known. Downtown was filled with poets and poetry fans on a warm and sunny Saturday after a night of workshops and social gatherings at some of Salem’s hotspots.  Readings, book fairs, and performance art were the order of the day and also on Sunday as the three day festival kept the crowd happy and busy. ...

Read More »

William Phu Is The Salem High School Valedictorian

“Fun Is Vital To Fostering A Strong Student” William Phu of Salem High School By Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman   Most students can only dream of going to a school as prestigious as MIT, but for Salem High valedictorian William Phu this long held dream has become a reality. Phu began his educational career at the pre-school programs at Saltonstall and Bentley schools; he continued on to elementary school at Witchcraft Heights, middle school at Collins, and finally finished things off at Salem High School. Easily one of the most advanced students at the high school now, that held true throughout all ...

Read More »

Aubry Bracco Survives, John Young Is The Hammer, And Flynntan Develops

Survivor, Marathon, and Boston Street By J. Smithfield Oppenheimer III   The 32nd season of Survivor has reached episode 10 with the next episode scheduled to air this Wednesday at 8 P. M. on CBS. The intrepid Aubry Bracco, who until recently had been playing a relatively low-key game has emerged over the last two episodes as a Koh Rong castaway to be reckoned with.  7-Foot tall Scot Pollard, who has played the bully since the beginning of the season decided to exert his will on Aubry using his only two true advantages, size and a scowl.  It did not ...

Read More »

Disrespecting Salem – National Grid And Peabody Street

National Grid Shames Themselves And Salem By William Legault   Let’s take a minute to talk about National Grid. The cable replacement projects has been going very well.  It appears to be on schedule and so far there have been no major complaints regarding noise or property damage. Inconvenience to residents along the route, and to the commuter seems to be the primary gripe and in all reality that is just unavoidable. Good for them and good for us. The cable needed to be replaced in order for National Grid to continue operating the transmission system they have here in ...

Read More »

Major MagLeashe’s – Hall Of Fame Steak Tips

The Major Outranks All Others On The Grill Tips, burgers, beers, and salad for the Salem appetite By The BaldOne       Salem has a lot of places where you can get a meal. Most are newer to the community, some are newer than others. If you have lived in Salem for 20 years, there is a good chance that most lifelong Townies still consider you a newcomer. Restaurants are somewhat the same. Few have been here more than twenty years. Major MagLeashe’s has been located on Washington Street since 1974.  That is 42 years of continuous service to ...

Read More »
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!