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Salem, Massachusetts is located in Essex County. Zip codes in Salem, MA include 01970, and 01971. The median home price in Salem is $279,000 which is roughly $196/per square foot. More Salem information.

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New App Takes 24-Hour Reports of Graffiti, Potholes, Missed Trash Pickup

Want to report a pothole or a missing street sign somewhere in Salem? It can now been done from your smartphone or laptop around-the-clock.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Atlantic

How LGBT Students Are Changing Christian Colleges

On evangelical campuses, where codes of conduct prohibit "homosexual behavior," it's becoming more and more difficult to ignore the presence of gay and lesbian students.

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Lowell Sun

Sun, Salem Evening News co-sponsoring congressional debates

With the 6th Congressional District race generating widespread state and national interest, The Sun and The Salem Evening News have joined forces to co-sponsor two debates between the candidates.

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Lucianne.com

A new witch hunt in Salem

Salem, Mass., is infamous for its witchcraft trials of 322 years ago, which is just how the town likes it.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Boston.com

Rescuers search for diver in distress off Marblehead

Emergency rescue crews are currently responding to reports a scuba diver is in distress off the coast of Marblehead, officials said.

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Patch.com

Salem Named One of Best 'Undersung' U.S. Cities to Visit

Salem has been named one of the "other U.S. cities you must visit" by the Sydney Morning Sentinel newspaper in Australia.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Patch.com

Bank Robbed with Threat of a Gun

A Highland Avenue bank was robbed with the threat of a gun on Sunday afternoon - the second armed robbery in Salem in four days.

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Patch.com

Salem's Senator Signs Letter Supporting Market Basket Boycott

State Sen. Joan Lovely is backing a measure that calls for shoppers to boycott Market Basket grocery stores while workers push to have the company's former CEO reinstated.

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Patch.com

Police Log: Beverly Teen Arrested After Report of Female Thrown From Car

Thursday, July 17 At 12:53 a.m., police arrested Jaymes Aaron, 18, 101 Rantoul St., Beverly, and charged him with domestic assault and battery, malicious destruction of property more than $250 and intimidating a witness.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Patch.com

Police Log: Officers Make Five Arrests

Friday, July 18 At 1:34 p.m., police arrested Albert J. Talbot, 55, 41R Highland Ave., Salem, and charged him with operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license and making an unsafe lane change.

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Patch.com

Salem Man Arrested After Breaking Into Hotel Room, Assaulting Ex-girlfriend

Danvers Police arrested a Salem man after he allegedly forced his way into a hotel room of an ex-girlfriend, who had a restraining order out against him, and assaulted her.

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Balloon Juice

My New Favorite Mayor

The college recently requested an exemption from President Obama's LGBT anti-workplace-discrimination order, a decision that caught the attention of Salem officials.

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Patch.com

Penthouse with 'Gorgeous Cityscape Views' Among Sunday Open Houses

Patch is working with Zillow to bring you the latest in real estate news near Salem.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Patch.com

Salem Store Robbery One of Two in Area Thursday

A Salem convenience store was robbed Thursday night by a man with a similar description to the robber of a Peabody store a mile away.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Free Republic

War On God: Massachusetts Town Attempts To Ostracize Christian College Over Its Beliefs

Excerpted from Campus Reform: The town of Salem, Mass., has pitted itself against Gordon College after the president of the private Christian school added his name to a public letter to President Obama asking for a religious exemption from a planned federal mandate.

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Religion News Service

Indian Snake charmer adult man in turban playing on musical instrument before snake at a basket

A court in India has ruled that Hindus have no right to worship King Cobras , calling it a violation of India's Wildlife Protection Act.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Boston Herald

Beverly arson suspect held without bail

A 19-year-old Beverly man facing multiple counts of arson for allegedly setting a fire inside an unfinished home that sparked a trail of destruction to homes and property causing $2 million in damages last weekend was held without bail during his arraignment today in Salem District Court.

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The Stranger

This Is How You Should Respond When Glenn Beck Sends His Mouth-Breathing Hordes at You

Gordon College is a small Christian university that has publicly declared its desire to claim a special right to discriminate against LGBT students, staff, and faculty.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Examiner.com

Gordon College stirs controversy over hiring practices

Earlier this month, Gordon College president D. Michael Lindsay joined other religious leaders who sent a letter to the White House requesting an exemption to a planned order that would bar federal contractors from discriminating in hiring on the basis of sexual orientation.

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Business North

Two join Saturn's Grand Rapids office

Tim Massaro has joined the Grand Rapids office as a senior software engineer. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and previously worked for IBM.

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