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Committee Planning for 100th Anniversary of Great Salem Fire

Here are the five things you need to know before you start your day in Salem.

New Bridge Street looking toward Boston Street on June 25, 1914. Courtesy: Rosemarie Byer.
New Bridge Street looking toward Boston Street on June 25, 1914. Courtesy: Rosemarie Byer.

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 4, and here are the five things you need to know

1. It should be another nice day in Salem. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be sunny, with a high near 43. Tonight should be mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. (sunrise, 6:56 a.m.; high tide, 11:35 a.m.; sunset, 4:10 p.m.; low tide, 5:59 p.m.)

2. A committee has been formed to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Great Salem Fire, which occurred from June 25 to June 26,  1914. So far, a date has been set for a symposium at Salem State University and other events are in the planing stage. We will keep you posted! 

3. The Massachusetts State Police arrested a Salem man Tuesday morning on four counts of indecent assault and battery on a person with a developmental/intellectual disability and a single count of intimidating a witness. Click Here for our full story. 

4. The Salem Historical Commission will meet tonight on the third floor of the City Hall Annex on Washington Street. The meeting, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., is expected to feature a discussion regarding several proposed building projects, according to the posted agenda

5. Today in History: On Dec. 4, 1791, the first edition of The Observer, the world's first Sunday newspaper, was published. 

For more things going on in Salem today, check out our events calendar

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