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.
When is Opus Going to Open?: This week, we fielded a question on our Salem Patch Facebook page from a local resident who wondered when she could expect the Serenitee Restaurant Group's new restaurant, Opus, to open in the former home of the Green Land Cafe on Washington Street.
City Council Elects New Parks Director: At their meeting Thursday night, City Council members unanimously approved the appointment of Karen Partanean as the replacement for Doug Bollen as Salem's director of Park, Recreation and Community Services.
Salem 7-Eleven Robbed at Gunpoint: Local police are searching for the man who allegedly brandished a gun while robbing the 7-Eleven convenience store on Norman Street late Friday night.
Salem's Downtown Drinking Problems Are a Two-Way Street: Recent actions taken by the Salem Licensing Board have caught the attention of many local residents and prompted some lively discussions on Salem Patch.
: A pair of Salem residents were arrested Friday night on charges of possessing crack cocaine and ecstasy with intent to distribute.
For more of this week's stories, check out our news section.