Salem's Top 10 Stories of the Week
In case you missed something, here's a look back at our top 10 stories of the week.
Here are our top 10 stories of the week - they are listed in no particular order.
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Salem Council Green Lights New Senior Center: Thanks to some last-minute compromises, Salem city councilors voted 10 to 1 Thursday night to approve a financing proposal from Mayor Kim Driscoll to pay for a new $4.5 million Community Life Center at the intersection of Boston and Bridge streets.
Sailor Rescued from Capsized Boat Off Salem Coast: A man rescued from the waters off of Salem Wednesday morning was rushed to the hospital to be treated for hypothermia.
Licensing Board Slaps 'Brisas del Caribe' With Three-Day Suspension: At their meeting Monday night, members of the Salem Licensing Board detailed a bizarre and allegedly violent after-hours dispute at Brisas del Caribe in January that earned the restaurant's owner a three-day license suspension.
Salem Locals on Hand to Welcome New Pope: While many city residents were glued to their television sets Wednesday afternoon watching white smoke rising from the Vatican, a handful of locals were half-way across the globe, taking it all in first-hand.
What's the Oldest Coin at RJ Coins?: We stopped by RJ Coins and Jewelry on Wharf Street Monday afternoon on a mission to find some cool old currency right here in Salem.
For Sale in Salem: A $20K Comic Book: We stopped by Harrison's Comics and Collectibles on Essex Street Wednesday to find out what the store's most expensive collectible item was going for. What we found was a $20,000 Journey into Mystery comic book featuring the first appearance of the superhero Thor, who is now a big part of the Avengers film franchise.
WitchPitch? A Capella Group Ready to Shine in NYC: Salem High School's WitchPitch? A Cappella group will travel to the Big Apple next month to participate in an international competition against other ensembles.
Ask a Salem Expert: Inside the SSU Glass Studio: Guest speakers who grace the stage at Salem State University's annual commencement ceremony always head home with a commemorative plate that was hand-crafted in the college's glass art studio.
American Horror Story Season 3 Filming in Louisiana: With rumors swirling that the third season of the Emmy-award winning FX series 'American Horror Story' may be focused on the Salem Witch Trials, many city residents were wondering if the film crew spotted in downtown Salem Wednesday morning was a sign that filming was underway.
First Look: Salem's New $1.1M Fire Truck: The blueprints for Salem's new $1.1 million fire apparatus, which is being designed and built by the Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton, Wisc., recently arrived at the fire station.
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