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7 Things to Look Forward to in 2014

Here are seven things Salem residents can look forward to in 2014.

Salem has a lot to look forward to in 2014.
Salem has a lot to look forward to in 2014.

New Salem MBTA Station, Parking Garage: Construction on Salem's new $37 million MBTA station is expected to be completed by the winter of 2014. The station will have a five-level garage with 690 spaces.

The Salem Community Life Center: Preparations for Salem's new $4.5 million Community Life Center are expected to get underway in 2014 at the intersection of Boston and Bridge streets. According to an order passed by the Salem City Council, construction of the building must commence within 12 months of the approval of the bond order.

More Home Games for the Salem Witches: The first big high school football game since synthetic turf was installed at Bertram Field took place on Thanksgiving Day. In 2014, the Witches will have an entire season of home games on their brand new field. 

Koto Japanese Grill & Restaurant: In September 2013, Bangkok Paradise's all-alcohol liquor license was sold to Baisha Inc., which will operate as Koto Japanese Grill & Sushi at 90 Washington St. The restaurant is expected to open sometime in 2014. Click Here for our full story.

Salem Ink Tattoo & Gallery 2Salem Ink Tattoo & Gallery will open a second location on Pickering Wharf in early 2014. Construction on the business' new location is underway.

Completion of 135 Lafayette: Construction on Salem's new mixed-income apartment building at 135 Lafayette St. is expected to wrap up sometime in the coming months. The building will have 51 affordable 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment homes and space for a restaurant on the first floor. 

Remediation at Footprint Power Plant SiteFootprint Power will start making preparations for their new 692-megawatt gas-fired power plant at the site of the existing Salem Harbor Power Station. The existing power plant will be retired by June 2014 and the new plant is expected to be built and operational by June 2016.

Are you looking forward to something that didn't make our list? 

Let us know in the comments section below
Rob December 31, 2013 at 10:13 PM
excuse me by mixed income you mean low income for layfayette street, that's such a dumb idea, who surmises middle class people living in the point, seriously, think about it, when is her term over for good.
Donna Kuebler January 01, 2014 at 10:36 AM
Did the Lobster Shanty close? When?
Craig Cooper January 01, 2014 at 12:16 PM
Ditto to Rob's comment. Driscoll's term can't be over soon enough, She's turned this city into a have for lower than lower incomes and doesn't think tax payers know this. Higher taxes and nothing in return for those who pay them. Now we get to look forward to marijuana clinics in the city to draw more seekers.
Rob January 01, 2014 at 06:38 PM
thank you, this city is going to look like Everett when she is done, if she is ever going to be done, i dont know if you recall this, if you remember that guy who smashed the windows out of city hall, but i see why he smashed the windows out of her office. i dont blame him. she is in office for herself and not for anyone else. she needs to leave after this term we need salem back.

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