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COMPLETE THE SENTENCE: In 2012, Salem Should...

Tell us what you think Salem's New Year's resolutions should be.

Whether you're a diehard resolution maker, a dedicated resolution breaker or you just don't even bother with the whole resolutions thing, it's hard to avoid the resolutions talk with 2012 days away.

However you feel about personal resolutions, we're interested in knowing what you think Salem's resolutions should be.

In the spirit of the new year, we invite you to complete the following sentence in the comments.

In 2012, should make a resolution to...

Don Nadeau December 29, 2011 at 03:53 PM
Build a wind turbine.
pk December 29, 2011 at 04:24 PM
Put in your earplugs, Don. You're about to get yelled at! lol
CarleaSkunkrawk December 30, 2011 at 02:18 AM
Wind mill and resident parking only in the Point.
chester suchecki December 30, 2011 at 12:13 PM
make sure alk illeagal refugees without a green card go back to where you came from and quit feeding off our welfare system.
Rick B December 30, 2011 at 01:30 PM
Complete Bridge Street!
Bob Simoneau December 30, 2011 at 02:41 PM
Listen more to what the citizens say and think as opposed to just pushing the personal agendas of the Mayor and City Councilors through. They hear, but don't LISTEN.
Nina Cohen December 30, 2011 at 04:07 PM
spruce up and smooth the Essex st mall, connect walkways to the downtown and shore points, make easy pedestrian access to the Salem train station and get MBTA to begin work on the station parking lot.
Jane Stauffer December 30, 2011 at 04:44 PM
It is time for Essex Street to be just that, a street from one end to the other with parking right in front of the stores. The downtown is improving, and this would make it complete.
pk December 30, 2011 at 09:39 PM
God forbid you should have to take a two-minute walk.
Natalie Femino December 31, 2011 at 10:57 PM
Go back to putting lights on the trees in the Common at Christmas and make them COLORED lights. The Common is a beautiful space and it is going to waste at Christmas without decorations. I think lights and decorations would also bring additional business to the city.
Erin Cyr January 01, 2012 at 05:00 PM
I don't understand why anyone would want to make the Pedestrian Way a regular street. I haven;t heard any arguments for it that make sense. It brings so much charm and uniqueness to Salem. I don't think there are many businesses there that opened before it was closed to traffic so business owners shouldn't be complaining...
Justin Mattera January 03, 2012 at 07:39 PM
How about this.....NO wind turbine! Salem should.......dedicate some time and funds to the waterfront area and especially Winter Island. Winter Island could be such a great place. From Pickering Wharf, past The Pigs Eye and into the "neck" area of Salem should be a gold mind. The ocean, the history, the homes.....I could go on and on. It's time that this section of Salem had some attention, funds and renovation.
William Legault January 03, 2012 at 09:30 PM
FYI, there is a ten year renovation and redesign in the works for Winter Island.
john January 03, 2012 at 09:48 PM
The first 25 year plan was to do nothing. It's a disgrace.
KlassySalem January 04, 2012 at 02:52 PM
I'm with Erin on this one.
KlassySalem January 04, 2012 at 02:57 PM
The idea of resident permit parking in the Point makes sense to me. May help diminish some of the illicit activity.
Justin Mattera January 04, 2012 at 03:13 PM
I know about the plan, but 10 years is really 30......I wish I could give a estimate of 3 months to renovate your kitchen and really take 2 years and everyone would be hunkydory. There is so much that could be done this winter to make next summer that much better. But hey, it's a city thing
Leese January 04, 2012 at 10:19 PM
.. address the decreasing quality of life of Salem residents: increasing crime, increasing traffic, poorly-performing schools, increasing taxes. I'm all for beautifying downtown, and developing our parks and city, but not at the expense of maintaining residential Salem neighborhoods as a decent place to live.

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