, Salem, MA


September 20, 2012

Democrats, Republicans living side by side


Novack said he knew he had too much time on his hands when a fellow retired teacher called him to go to the Batman movie — at 10:45 a.m. on a weekday.

Wheels of fame

Speaking of movies, if you look hard enough you can spot a Beverly connection in the new movie “Premium Rush” that came out last month.

One of the bicycles used in the movie was made by Parlee Cycles, a builder of high-end road bicycles located on Federal Street. A Parlee bike was also raced in the Olympics, the company said.

Metered approach

Remember that plan to put parking meters on side streets near the train depot?

It hasn’t happened yet, but it hasn’t gone away, either.

Three years ago the City Council approved a plan to install up to 180 parking meters on Broadway, Railroad Avenue, and River, Park, Pleasant, Wallis and

Bow streets. Mayor

Bill Scanlon

said money from the meters would be used to help pay the city’s share of building the new MBTA parking garage, which is about $500,000.

Now that the MBTA has approved $25 million for the garage and construction is expected to start soon, we wondered when the parking meters would be going in. Scanlon said there’s no specific timetable, but the meters should be up by next spring.


Staff writer Paul Leighton can be reached at 978-338-2675 or pleighton@

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