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Mile-Long Coal Trains Through Salem?

After a question was raised at the NEN annual meeting October 4 regarding coal shipments through Salem, NEN is continuing to ask questions about the liklihood of this happening and the impact on the neighborhood by as many as 16 open-car coal trains per day. With trains being up to one mile long, the impact...
Olinger Pool Summer Schedule

Olinger Pool Summer Schedule

Olinger pool is open to the public this summer!  Come check out their open swim times and their lessons for all ages.  What a great resource to have in our neighborhood. Download the schedule below: 2011 Summer Recreation Guide 2011 Spanish Recreation Guide

New CERT Classes Starting May 13th

In light of the recent disasters nationally & world-wide, our local CERT group will be offering free classes in disaster preparedness. CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Teams, a group of local residents who have received 21 hours of training in coping with disasters and act as first responders immediately after a disaster, dealing with...

Delay in Quiet Zone Project – updated Aug. 17, 2011

Tuesday night, Aug. 16, Brian Martin, Asst. City Engineer, explained that after the passage of the Streets and Bridges bond measure in 2009 the City Council approved safety improvements to 10 UP crossings that would allow the City to institute a quiet zone where trains would not be required to blow their horns at every...

Central Salem Mobility Study

The city of Salem is seeking input for their circulation and mobility study which “is designed to examine the relationships between the circulation, access, and mobility needs of all travelers to and through downtown.” Please see the attached flyer for details and contact information. Mobility Study Flyer

10 Places to Donate a Coat This Winter

Old Navy on Lancaster is offering a discount for anyone who purchases a coat for one of these causes. Ask for Molly Underwood-Haslebacher or another manager prior to purchase. Your School Find the Community School Outreach Coordinator (CSOC) by asking the Main Office. Windermere/Pacific West Properties (4285 Commercial St. SE, suite 100)  “Share the Warmth”...

Sustainable Cities Survey Follow Up

Here is some additional information recieved on the survey that was requested by U of O students working on the Sustainable Cities Project here in Salem. The information you have given is relevant to the work several people in my department are doing. However, the Sustainable Cities Initiative is a much larger project. You can...

Students seek feedback from NEN Neighbors

The NEN Board received the following request for feedback that will impact projects being done by University of Oregon students in conjunction with the Sustainable Communities Initiative.  Please take the time to complete the survey the students provided below. Hello! My name is Teresa Arnold and I am a graduate student at the University of Oregon. Myself, along with...

Apply for Neighborhood Partnership

Your Opportunity to Apply for Neighborhood Partnership Support is Here   Do you have ideas about how to make your neighborhood a cleaner, safer and more enjoyable place to live?  SE Salem Neighborhood Association (SESNA) and Highland area neighbors and community partners have been implementing their ideas through the Neighborhood Partnership (NP) Program since 1997...

Railroad Crossing Safety Project Update

The following is the September update concerning progress on the Railroad Crossing Safety Project, PN 709521.  During the month of August, substantial progress was made on the project. -  WH Pacific was selected and a purchase order release issued to them for survey, design services, traffic signal modification services, and railroad crossing application support. - ...

SHINE on Salem 150

The 150th Anniversary of Salem’s first charter is coming up  October 22, and the completion of “SHINE on Salem 150″ is one way to  celebrate. The Statesman Journal has been carrying an entry each  Sunday, recognizing events in the passing years since 1860. Online at  SHINE (http://salem-heritage-network.blogspot.com) the entries are  more complete with links to...

Cool new free, online service to make sharing things with neighbors easy

Story about NeighborGoods.Net, a free, online sharing service that makes sharing things with neighbors easy!