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Phone: 978.741.2003

Fax: 978.745.9684


Christmas in Salem – Events!

December 3, 2014

– Buy Your Christmas in Salem Tickets Today -

Holiday House Tour

December 5-7, 2014


Buy Tickets Online

Join Historic Salem, Inc. for “Christmas in Salem-After the Great Salem Fire” in the historic South Salem spanning the grand boulevard of Lafayette Street. Private homes will be beautifully decorated for the holiday season and open for tours throughout the weekend of December 5-7, 2014.

Or buy tickets at these locations:

Historic Salem, Inc., 9 North Street, Salem

Waters and Brown, 281 Derby Street, Salem

Waters and Brown, 13 Elliot Street, Beverly

Trolley Depot, 191 Essex Street, Salem

Laura Lanes Skin Care, 242 Essex Street, Salem

J. Mode, 17 Front Street, Salem

Dave Engs Flowers, 136 1/2 Derby Street, Salem

Salem Five Bank-Northshore Mall Branch ONLY, 210 Andover Street, Peabody

Tour dates: December 5-7, 2014.

Advance ticket sales end December 3 at 5:00pm.


About HSI

Historic Salem, Inc., is one of America’s oldest civic historic preservation groups, actively working for more than 65 years to preserve Salem’s rich architectural legacy and educate the community on the value of its historic resources.

Our goal is to provide:

Preservation, Education,

Advocacy, and Partnerships,

and ensure that the historic resources of Salem, which are key to its identity, its quality of life, and its economic vitality, are preserved for future generations; and that new development complements the historic character of this wonderful city.

Bowditch House

Nathaniel Bowditch House – HSI Headquarters.


Cheers to

Salem Wine Imports

for their support of historic preservation

Historic Salem is honored to have been the beneficiary of Salem Wine Imports’ generous support. The Grand Wine Tasting (held November 10th) was a stunning success.

Proceeds from the event were shared with HSI, HNE, Salem Athenaeum and Hamilton Hall.

Thank you.

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“There may have been a time when preservation was about saving old buildings here or there, but those days are gone. Preservation is in the business of saving communities and the values they embody.”

- Richard Moe,

President emeritus,

National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Historic Salem, Inc.
PO Box 865

Salem, Massachusetts 01970


November News – SalemRecycles

November 12, 2014


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Mailing List!

In This Issue

Upcoming Events

America Recycles Day

Letters From Our Readers

Textile Recycling

Cigarette Butt Recycling in Salem!

Upcoming Events:



Saturday, November 15

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Lifoam Industries, 

2 Fifth St., Peabody

Exciting news!  ReFoamIt now accepts #4 and #5 foam along with #6 foam, more commonly called Styrofoam®.



Saturday, November 22 

8:00 am -3:00 pm

Riley Plaza



Saturday,  November 22

8:00 am – 12:00 noon 

5 Jefferson Avenue. 

 $10 fee for TVs, computers, appliances.  

No limits. 

Proof of residency/

ownership required. 



Contact Julie Rose at or 978.619.5679 with questions or to volunteer.


Saturday, November 15


One day to educate.One day to motivate.One day to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year. Get Involved! Click

to take the pledge!


Letters From Our Readers:


October 11, 2015:

Hi Julie,

First of all, thanks for your patience when I had lots of questions and worries when the program was new.

The composting program is going so well for us that I can’t believe that
I was so worried about odors and insects. We had no problems at all
this summer, and the cooler weather will only be easier! It works
perfectly to line the bin with newspapers, and give
it an occasional wipe.

We are so happy to be able to reduce our waste in a productive way.



News You Can Re-Use

November 2014, Issue 15

Textile Recycling: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

by Erin Huggard

Halloween behind us, we look forward to the bustle of the winter
holidays and the chill that comes with the changing of
the seasons. In preparation for the coming months, we often find
ourselves cleaning out closets and wondering what to do with unwanted
items. For clothing and other textiles in good condition, it’s easy – we might give them to friends, “hand them down,” or
donate to charity. But many of us anguish over items that are
threadbare, stained or torn. Is there a useful second life for worn out
athletic shoes, stained dish towels, and damaged or outdated clothing?
Thankfully, the answer is a resounding YES.

On Saturday November 22,
SalemRecycles and the City of Salem will partner with Morgan Memorial
Goodwill, who will collect all
textiles – the good, the bad, and the ugly – and sort and process them
either for resale, reuse or donation to overseas communities who then
rework them into new items. The stained T-shirt could become a wiping
cloth for the automotive industry. The sneaker
soles will be ground down to be made into car mats. The dish towels
might be shredded and rewoven into new yarns. There are endless ways
that textiles are transformed into new items that are of use to people
around the world, all while reducing what enters
the waste stream.

The 4th annual Clothing & Household Textile Recycling Drive will be held from 8am – 3pm
at Riley Plaza, where the Goodwill truck
will be stationed. It is a wonderful opportunity for you to collect and
rid yourself of clothing, shoes, bedding, curtains, towels and more.
All textiles will be accepted, the good, the bad and the ugly, as long
as clean and dry.

For a complete list of acceptable items, please visit our website at


Textile Drive FAQ

What can I bring? 

shoes, belts, ties, purses, bedding (sheets, comforters, pillows),
table linens, curtains, stuffed animals. Items can be
reusable, or damaged/torn/stained, but must be CLEAN and DRY.

No carpets, bric-a-brac, oil rags.

Where do I go?  

Riley Plaza in front of Salem’s Post Office, 2 Margin St. Look for Goodwill truck.

Can I get a tax donation receipt? 


City of Salem First in New England to Launch Cigarette Butt Recycling Program


We’re excited to partner with Terracycle to be the

first city
in New England to
have a cigarette butt recycling program!  Look for (and use) these bins
all around the downtown area. Recycling cigarette butts keep our city
beautiful, keeps our beaches clean, and prevents toxins from entering
our environment.


For the full article, click HERE

Gobble, gobble…

You may be looking ahead to Thanksgiving dinner, but we’re dreaming of how
delightfully FULL our compost bins will be that week! Turkey bones &
skin, vegetable peels and trimmings, scooped out acorn squash seeds and
rinds, apple cores from homemade pies, & leftovers
on the plate (hopefully few of those). Sign up now at to
receive your FREE curbside compost bin before the holidays.”


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10/9: “You Deserve to be Pampered” Event at Grosvenor Park

September 27, 2014

“You Deserve to be Pampered”

Event at Grosvenor Park

Thursday, October 9th


7 Loring Hills Avenue, Salem

- Complimentary Spa Treatments

- Prizes

- Wine & Appetizers

- Everyone welcome!

RSVP:by October 5th – 781-639-8696

For more information, download the event flyer here.


Window Cleaning by Men In Kilts


Men In Kilts

For residents that are interested, we continue to recommend Men In Kilts for window washing, both inside and out. The toll free number to book a window cleaning appointment with Men in Kilts is 800-777-5458 (KILT).

East Coast Properties, LLC, Manager



August Events in Salem

August 6, 2014


Salem COA August Events

The latest Salem “Senior Power” newsletter is available for download here.

Tomorrow from 4-7pm there will be a Dinner Dance at the Salem Moose Ctr. ($8 per person).

There will also be a Pizza Party starting at 4pm on Thursday, August 28th ($8 per person) and a blood drive at 1pm on Friday, August 29th at the Senior Center. Please refer to the newsletter for details.

The newsletter includes these and many other events taking place during the month of August through the beginning of Fall.

This is a Publication of East Coast Properties


Salem – Top Spot to Live in 2014!

May 19, 2014

In the Boston Globe Magazine on May 11, 2014, Salem, MA was listed as one of the “Top Spots to Live” in 2014!

The article is available for download here. Since it may be difficult to read, here is their write-up:

“WE DON’T WANT to be known just as the witch city,” says Dan Fox, co-owner of MerryFox Realty in Salem. This quintessential North Shore harbor settlement will never shake the epithet, but it is indeed much more than its infamous history. The venerable Peabody Essex Museum, which traces its start to 1799, is a trove of American, Asian, African, and maritime art, while just outside its doors is a bustling city center, with waterfront restaurants, shops from the crunchy to the cosmopolitan, and attractions like the House of the Seven Gables and Pickering House, the oldest private home in the United States. Condo development in the city center has taken off in recent years, and there and in converted older homes, says Fox, “you get a lot more square footage and ofter higher-quality finishes than you would for the money in Boston.” Try $369,900 for 1,536 square feet, for instance. Single families, too, are priced right; the median list price for all properties is $206 per square foot.

East Coast Properties, LLC – 5/19/14


May Events – Salem Council on Aging Newsletter

April 29, 2014

The latest “Senior Power” newsletter is available for download here.This month you can read about the Salem Council on Aging’s new full-time director, Rosalia Velazquez, as well as information on registration for the first Salem COA softball team.

Have a great month!


Clean Salem Green Salem’s Swap & Drop – May 3rd Salem Common 10am-Noon

April 21, 2014

Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, accessories and small household items (in working condition) are all welcome donations to SalemRecycles’ annual “Swap and Drop” event in the Salem Common, Saturday, May 3rd. The swap will take place from 10am to noon, and the rest of the event will continue until 1pm.

Music will be provided by DJ Steve Estabrook Entertainment. For additional information, contact Julie Rose at or 978-619-5679. In the event of rain, there will be no swap, but the Goodwill truck will be available for drop off.

East Coast Properties, LLC – 4/21/14



April 14, 2014

139 Lynnfield Street – Peabody | 978.306.6170

In addition to an amazing menu of cakes, sweets, and treats, Cygnet Bakery in Peabody is offering up a lot of exciting cake decorating Adult events (for ages 16 and up). Learn how to bake and decorate uniquely themed cupcakes in “Cupcake Wars,” a cupcake decorating contest! They also offer Beginning and Advance Cake Decorating, Cookie Decorating, “Cake Pops”, and Gingerbread House courses. You can read more on the events here, or call them for more information.

East Coast Properties, LLC – 4/11/14


April Salem Recycles “GreenSalem” E-Newsletter

April 9, 2014

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In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Let’s Talk Sorting!
About those K-cups…
and paper cups…
Food Scraps Plus Update
News from the Compost

Upcoming Events:


Saturday April 12

9am -1pm

2 Fifth Street, Peabody

No packing peanuts (they can be recycled at the

UPS store)


Saturday April 26,

8am – 12noon

5 Jefferson Avenue.

Limits: TV/CRT: 2

White goods: 1

Small electronics: no limit. Proof of residency/

ownership required.


(co-hosted in Beverly)

Saturday April 26

Beverly High School

Proof of Residency Required and there is a co-pay of $20/car. For more information, contact Beverly Board of Health at 978.921.8591

or click here


April 28 – May 2



Saturday May 3


On the Salem Common

Contact Julie Rose at or 978.619.5679 with questions or to volunteer.

What Goes Where?

Let’s talk sorting!

Read it all in:

Wash, SORT, Repeat.


Love K-cups… ?Think again. Read more about the “most wasteful form of coffee there is”… Read Article.


News You Can Re-Use

April, 2014 Issue 8


Thanks to all 700+ people who showed up for the book swap on March 15! Together we collected almost a ton of books for Goodwill! and traded over twenty tons! Our next big event is the Swap’N’Drop on May 3! Swap, donate, recycle or drop off clothing, accessories and small household items in good working order. Click here for all the details!

If you’d like to volunteer for this or any other upcoming event, please contact Julie Rose at

Warm Regards,

Salem Recycles

Why Paper Cups Just Aren’t Greener…

Each year, Americans toss more than 80 billion single-use cups. But is switching from foam to paper really better for the environment?

Read full article here.

Get On
Board With Food Scraps Plus!

On Wednesday April 16, the Salem composting pilot program begins with 600 participating households; compost buckets must be separated from trash and recycling, and placed curbside by 7 am. Buckets are picked up curbside each Wednesday for participating households.

But there is room for more! The City has capacity for 1,500 households; the next initiative will start in early June. If you’d like to participate (of course you do!), go to and fill out a short survey.

Carts can be picked up on Saturday April 12 at the Department of Public Services (DPS) at 5 Jefferson Avenue from 9 am – 12 noon:

  • Please follow the signs and enter through the Police Station Parking lot.
  • Proceed past the e-waste collection area to the back of the yard where someone will give you your bin, a kitchen scrap collector (optional), and a copy of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), which is also available here.
  • You will be asked to fill out a form verifying your address, e-mail and phone; and acknowledging you received your cart.

What can be composted through Food Scraps Plus?

(Not to exceed capacity of 12-gallon

o Raw or cooked meat and bones

o Raw or cooked fish, including bones and shells

o Dairy products, eggs and eggshells

o Pasta, bread, grains and cereals

o Fruit and vegetables, including pits and shells

o Cake, cookies, candies including gum

o Coffee grounds with filters and tea bags

o Soup, stews, yogurt

o Cooking oil, grease

o House plants, flowers, floral trimmings

o Hair (human and animal), fur

o Soiled paper (paper towels, napkins, pizza disks)

o Waxed cardboard, wax paper (but no cardboard milk
& juice cartons)

o Animal bedding (from bird /hamster cages) including

o Sawdust, wood chopsticks

o Dryer lint

o Wine corks (not plastic!)

o Wood Stove Ash

o Tissues, paper towels, paper napkins

o Paper cotton swabs and cotton balls

o Bunny, chicken, hamster pet waste


For additional information on recycling, go to


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