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April neighborhood meeting

On Tuesday April 23 at 6:30 p.m. In person at Capital Park Wesleyan Church (410 19th St. SE). 6:15 – Social time and welcome6:30 – Introductions, approval of minutes, additions to agenda6:40 – Guests Sgt. Steve Galvin, Salem Police Department, with city updatesAndrea Christiansen, Neighbor to Neighbor, a non-profit mediation serviceLinda Nishioka, City Councilor Ward […]

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City Library Cuts: Impact on the Community

The recent decision to halve the city library opening hours (from 96 to 48) has sparked concerns among residents about access to essential resources and services. Libraries are vital community hubs that provide access to books, computers, workshops, and knowledgeable staff. With fewer hours, residents, regardless of age or background, face limitations in accessing these […]

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Mayoral and Judge Candidates

If you’d like to watch a mayoral candidate panel – along with the panel of Marion County judge candidates, NEN will host them via Zoom at its April 9 meeting, 6:30 p.m. neighborhood meeting. SESNA didn’t have the capacity to organized this, so we thank our northeast neighbors! More details, including the Zoom link, can […]

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The Quiet Clean Resolution

This week SESNA passed a resolution supporting the Quiet Clean Salem movement in reducing the effects of noise and air pollution of yard tools on all our lives. This follows the SCAN neighborhood who joined in February, and hopefully just the first of manny to follow. Gas-powered tools like lawnmowers and leaf blowers have become […]

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March neighborhood meeting – New time!

On Tuesday March 26 at 6:30 p.m. In person at Capital Park Wesleyan Church (410 19th St. SE). 6:15 – Social time and welcome6:30 – Introductions, approval of minutes, additions to agenda6:40 – Guests Crime and Prevention, Salem PD Sgt. Steve Galvin Quiet, Clean Salem resolution, Jim Schepke on phasing out the use of gas-powered […]

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Your Library, Your Living Room

Use the many free online services of the Salem City Library from Home: Watch movies, listen to books, learn a language or how to craft… Here are some of our favorites: Canopy is a streaming platform, offering a selection of movies, documentaries, and educational content. The catalog features acclaimed films, indie gems, thought-provoking documentaries and […]

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Embracing Dark Skies: Benefits for Residential Neighborhoods

In the hustle and bustle of urban life, it’s easy to overlook the beauty of the night sky. Yet, the Dark Skies movement advocates for preserving and restoring the natural darkness of our nighttime environment, not only for the benefit of stargazers and astronomers but also for the well-being of city residents. As city dwellers, […]

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Our 2024 Oregon representation

Once more the Salem Public Library was host to a town hall with double bill Oregon House Representative Tom Anderson and State Senator Deb Patterson. You are used to hearing our City Councilor Linda Nishioka speaking on what is happening at City Hall, during our monthly SESNA neighborhood meetings. However, the people representing us on […]

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Priorities for 2024

In January the SESNA board had its yearly retreat, to discuss and decide on priorities for 2024. Continuing projects New for 2024

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SESNA annual meeting

On Tuesday, November 14 at 6 p.m. In person at the Dye House of the Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill St SE. We’re starting the meeting EARLY next Tuesday, Nov. 14, for a good reason — a delicious buffet, catered by Marc Nassar (back by popular demand). Please join us next Tuesday, Nov. 14 at […]