City-wide 25MPH starts tomorrow

Following a vote of approval by the City Council earlier this month, the default speed limit on all City streets in Salem will be reduced to 25 MPH effective April 4. Streets that are posted with other speed limits will continue to be regulated by the posted speed limit.

Research has found that only 50 percent of pedestrians struck by vehicles traveling 30 MPH survive, but that over 80 percent who are struck by vehicles traveling 20 MPH survive. The aggregate impact of reducing a community’s baseline speed limit is to make its streets less deadly and safer for those on foot and bicycle, as well as those behind the wheel.

Read more: http://www.salem.com/node/115153

April Mack Park Meeting: Salem’s newest K9 & Sheriff Frank G. Cousins Jr.

Salem PD k9 BadgeThe April Mack Park Neighborhood Association meeting features our new K9 and his partner Officer Jon Bedard along with the entire K9 division, as well as  Sheriff Frank G. Cousins Jr. , who will review his career accomplishments.

Please join us for an informative evening!

The presentation starts promptly at 7:00 p.m., following a 6:30 p.m. pre-meeting social, including refreshments.

April 11, 2017
Tuesday, 6:30  PM
Moose Hall, 50 Grove St., Salem

 

March 14th MPNA Meeting Cancelled

In anticipation of  the forecast storm, the Tuesday, March 14 Mack Neighborhood Association meeting has been cancelled.

We’re disappointed about the weather. Greatly anticipating meeting our newest K9, our meeting included a visit from the entire K9  division. As well, February’s meeting was also cancelled on account of snow.

We hope to reschedule if at all possible, and will keep you apprised as we have more information.

Thank you for your support. Please stay warm, safe and dry during the storm!

Comedy Night – Friday, March 31

comedyThe Salem Moose presents Comedy Night, Friday, March 31st.

The evening features Paul D’Angelo, Steve Guilmette and Caroline Plummer.

Doors open at 7, and the show begins at 8. Pub menu available.

Tickets are $25. Reserve a table of 10 and the tenth ticket is free.

Proceeds benefit the Salem Police Department, Salem Fire Department, and Salem Moose Family Center #218.

Comedy Show Flyer

 

Tues, February 14th MPNA Meeting Cancelled

Due to the ongoing inclement weather pattern, the Tuesday February 14, 2017 Mack Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting is cancelled.

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on March 14th.

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
Mack Park Neighborhood Association Meeting

Come meet our new K 9 and his partner Jon Bedard.

They will be joined by our present two K 9’s and their partners

 

Planting Event this Saturday, June 11th at 10 a.m.

Volunteers (including former Ward 6 Councillor Paul Prevey) rake during a previous spring's planning.

Volunteers (including former Ward 6 Councillor Paul Prevey) rake during a previous spring’s planning.

The Mack Neighborhood Neighborhood Association (MPNA) seeks volunteers and perennial donations for this Saturday’s planting.

Please join us!

Our planting events are great exercise and a fun way to meet your neighbors.

Need a home for those overgrown perennials you’ve recently split?

Your planting donations will live on, and beautify the neighborhood.

  • When: This Saturday, June 11th, 10 a.m.
     
  • Where: The intersection of Mason, Grove Streets and Harmony Grove Road, beside the Moose Family Center Lodge. When the intersection planting is completed, we’ll be moving up to Mack Park, to plant around the flagpole.
     
  • What: Please bring your gardening tools and any planting donations.
     

Unable to participate, but want to donate?
Friday afternoon drop off is available for perennial donations. Email us at mackparkorg@gmail.com for specific information.

We hope to see you Saturday!

2016 K9 Golf Tournament: June 6th

Salem PD k9 BadgeThis year’s fourth annual K9 Golf Tournament will be held on June 6th, at the Olde Salem Greens, 775 Wilson Street.

In 2012, the Police department’s desire and recognized need for a K9 unit lead organizations, residents and businesses to tackle a fund-raising effort. Over $70,000 was secured for the program. Far surpassing expectations, that money allowed the Salem Police Department to purchase and train three units. This year, for the first time, the Salem Fire Department will be also participating and supporting this annual event.

In the years since its creation, Salem’s K9 program has become a regional asset, lending support to other area communities lacking the specialized skills these units provide: search, rescue, drug enforcement, and incendiary detection.

As criminal methods change over time, law enforcement techniques develop to meet new community protection and crime-fighting challenges. To keep current, K9 units require continual training. Each year the K9 Golf Tournament raises funds for equipment, food and training enhancements. T-shirt and sweatshirt sales each summer and Haunted Happenings season secures additional monies needed to maintain, train and supply our units.

Even if you don’t golf, you can support our K9s by sponsoring other players, donating prizes, and purchasing t-shirts and event tickets – whether or not you attend.

For more information about this event, email RoseMary O’Connor (rosemary444@verizon.net) or Pat Foley (pfoley@nebhealth.org).