Here are our top five stories of the week, they are listed in no particular order. Click on the headlines to read the full story.
Emotions Boil Over at Drunken Driver's Sentencing: The family and friends of a Danvers teen killed in a car accident in Salem earlier this summer had some harsh words for the driver following her sentencing in Salem District Court Thursday afternoon.
Salem Resident's Eerie Photo Will Inspire Film by Twitter Co-Founder: When Thomas Stirling decided to take a shot at experimental photography by flying a model helicopter up and down the stairs of his Salem home, he had no idea his photograph would end up inspiring a film by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.
Salem's Health Board to Remain at Seven: The City Council voted seven to three Thursday to reject a request from the five remaining Board of Health members to reduce the size of the board from seven members to five.
Murphy's Liquor License to be Suspended 10 Days: The Salem Licensing Board handed down a stiff punishment Thursday to the owner of Murphy's Restaurant and Pub after police told board members that the bar had been repeatedly serving underage patrons.
City Reaches Agreement With Firefighter's Union: The City of Salem has reached a new 3-year contract agreement with the Salem Firefighters Union Local 172. The agreement will run from FY12 through FY14 and includes a 6% increase in wages over the life of the contract.
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