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Planning Board Questions Bertuccio Avenue Development

Safe And Reasonable Access, Neighborhood Disruption Discussed Neighbors Are United In Opposition By William Legault   The Planning Board met on Thursday night in order to discuss multiple issues.  We were there and here are the highlights of the meeting. Six members of the board were present. Parking Lot At 50 St. Peter Street This long discussed parking lot, which has been rejected by city boards in the past seems well on the way to approval. Dave Knowlton, the city engineer described this as the most reviewed parking lot in the the history of the city.  It is currently under ...

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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 ...

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City Council Discusses Voting Rights

Task Force May Be Formed – Issues Remain In Committee by William Legault The City Council Committee on Government Services, led by Chairperson Heather Famico met on Tuesday night in a public meeting to discuss the on-going voting rights issues. These issues were brought to light by the Latino Leadership Coalition just prior to the recent Presidential primary here in Massachusetts following a long and unsuccessful attempt to have the matter addressed informally. Representatives from the Latino Leadership Coalition (LLC), Council on Aging (COA), Salem Commission On Disabilities (SCOD),  No Place For Hate Committee (NPFH),  Salem CDC,  Board of Registrars (BOR), ...

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Registrars Meet To Discuss Elections Issues

  Duties, Responsibilities, And Memorandum Of Understanding  Discussed By William Legault The Salem Board of Registrars met last night at City Hall to discuss matters related to the recent voters rights issues that have been raised by the Salem Latino Leadership Coalition. The issues are identified from the last two election cycles, but there has been a history of complaints by latino voters going back to the elections of 2005, according to the Latino Coalition.   In attendance were the registrars Chuck Barton, Don Bates, and Phil Saindow along with City Clerk Cheryl LaPointe. and City Solicitor Beth Rennard. Present ...

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