Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Here's a closer look at 10 homes that recently sold in Salem.
Wondering what sold in Salem recently? Are you thinking about moving or just wondering how much that house you drive by all the time sold for? Every Tuesday, Salem Patch highlights properties that recently sold in Salem. Then, on Friday, we give you a list of homes holding open houses this weekend. Information compiled using MLS data courtesy of NewEnglandMoves.
Payments to victims will be made starting June 30.
Victims of the Boston Marathon bombings can file claims starting today through June 15, to possibly receive One Fund Boston assistance. Funds will start being distributed by June 30. One Fund Boston administrator Kenneth Feinberg released the final distribution protocol on Wednesday, which outlines how initial funds raised will be handed out, according to a City of Boston press statement. The protocol for claims and claim forms are available at One Fund Boston's website. Claim forms are also being mailed to potential claimants who registered through One Fund's website. “The outpouring of support for The One Fund has been unprecedented in my experience,” said Feinberg via statement. “We remain committed to channeling that generosity to …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Wynott's Wands recently relocated from Pickering Wharf to the former Fool's Mansion space on Essex Street, allowing for side-by-side Harry Potter shops.
For the first time this past weekend, the city of Salem had side-by-side Harry Potter shops on Essex Street. Remember Salem owner Tim Maguire recently relocated his new Wynott's Wands shop from a small commercial space on Pickering Wharf to the former home of The Fool's Mansion on Essex Street. Although having his two shops right next to each other will make life easier from a managerial perspective, Maguire said the big reason for the move was advancing his plan to open up a function space. "Beginning in July we're going to be offering the option of renting a room in the back of the former Fool's Mansion space for birthday parties and other events," Maguire said Monday afternoon. Maguire has owned and operated Remember Salem on Essex …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Several readers guessed this week's restaurant correctly.
The state's Restaurant and Business Alliance said there was "no sign of opposition" at a hearing this week.
The Joint Committee on Revenue in the Massachusetts legislature held a hearing last week on the notion of a potential meals tax holiday for August and one supporting group liking its chances. According to the state's Restaurant and Business Alliance (R.A.B.A), the hearing held Tuesday for the Meals Tax Holiday Bill saw "no sign of opposition" to the measure. Twelve legislators have signed on to the bill primarily sponsored by Rep. Keiko Orrall of Lakeville and Sen. Michael O. Moore of Millbury. If passed, the legislation would go into effect from Sunday, Aug. 11 through Thursday, Aug. 15. "We should offer a Meals Tax Holiday to benefit employees and small local business owners inside Massachusetts to help stimulate the economy," said Dave …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Here's a closer look at some local homes that are holding open houses in Salem Sunday.
Looking to move to Salem or in the market for a new home in the city? Every Friday, we provide a list of local homes holding open houses on Sunday. If you are holding an open house, let us know in the comments section below. You can also upload photos by clicking the "upload photos and video" button above. Information provided by Zillow.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Each weekend we show a plate from a mystery Salem restaurant. We'll be back Monday with which eatery served this mac and cheese.
ANSWER: As several readers correctly guessed, this mac and cheese is indeed from the Shanty. Thanks for all the guesses. ~~~~~ Each weekend we post a photo of a dish from one of Salem's restaurants. In the comment section, make your guess about which restaurant served this mac and cheese. We'll circle back with the answer on Monday. Take a look at this week's meal and Guess the Restaurant in the comments. Good luck.
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Friday, May 17, 2013
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow her business. Additional…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I'm hoping to drive my old beater into the ground before we need to get another car, but I'm on the lookout. What's your next car going to be?
My wife and I drive a perfectly good 2002 Nissan Sentra with 127,318 miles on it. "Stella" has four wheels and gets us from Point A to Point B. We've reached the stage in the life of the car where we don't repair body damage (as you can tell from the accompanying photo). I'm ashamed for my Dad to see it. But hey, it's paid for. Even though I'd love to get 200K miles out of Stella, she has some mechanical problems, like a seized bolt that has left the transmission fluid unchangeable for about eight years. She could conk out any old day. So we've been on the lookout for our next car. I'm paying attention to car commercials, asking friends about their cars. You know the feeling. We're looking for something that gets good gas mileage, and is …