While Cahill said during a neighborhood traffic meeting last month that there was nothing the city could really do to prevent drivers from cutting through the neighborhoods, City Councilor At-Large Hannah Bowen this week suggested programs that might “take single-occupancy car trips in Ryal Side and downtown off the roads.” “Whether that’s bike share, whether that’s shuttle […]
“As a City Council, we echo the calls of the community members most directly impacted by the Varian site contamination: those who live, work, learn, and play nearby,” the letter said. “We are united as a city in seeking full remediation of the site and stand ready to work with you to accomplish the Temporary […]
The City Council is considering whether to approve raises for mayor, City Council and School Committee. Under the proposal, the mayor’s salary would increase from $120,000 to $145,000; City Council members’ from $11,733 to $14,000; and School Committee members’ from $5,867 to $8,000. Also, the City Council president’s pay would go from $12,333 to $15,000, […]
In a letter to the City Council on Tuesday, the former councilors said the makeup of a proposed audit committee could leave the city “open to financial mismanagement and ruin.” Former City Councilor Joyce McMahon read the letter to the City Council on Tuesday during a public hearing on the charter review committee recommendations at […]
More than 160 political, religious and social leaders across the state on March 28 tuned in to “Two Steps Forward Against Anti-Semitism: a Virtual Summit for Massachusetts Mayors and Town Officials,” sponsored by the Jewish education group the Lappin Foundation of Beverly, with Peabody Mayor Ted Bettencourt as honorary chairman. Beverly City Councilor Hannah Bowen […]
Cahill has asked the City Council to approve a transfer of $1.5 million from the city’s free cash balance into the City Hall rehabilitation capital project fund. He said that money will be used to hire a project manager and a design team to come up with a plan that will help determine how much […]
“In other races, incumbent Julie Flowers topped the ticket in the at-large City Council race with 5,898 votes, automatically making her council president. First-time candidates Hannah Bowen (4,363 votes) and Brendan Sweeney (3,658) finished second and third to capture the other two at-large seats.” Read coverage of the 2021 city election results from the Salem […]
Read the Salem News endorsements for Beverly’s 2021 city elections, including Hannah for City Councilor at Large, here.
Watch a public forum held October 19, 2021 at the Ryal Side Civic Association with all five candidates for City Councilor at Large and both candidates for Mayor.