Friday, March 22, 2013
A great way to start the day with a quick look at the events and happenings in town.
Welcome to “5 Things,” your daily source for community events, happenings in town and other little tidbits of information. Here are five things you need to know on Friday, March 22. 1. Clouds: Friday is forecasted to be a cloudy day, with temperatures into the low 40s. The wind will blow from the west at about 10 miles per hour. 2. Feng Shui: Hear about 9 ways to improve your money luck from Julie Rutkowski, of Winchester’s Feng Shui Services of New England, at the North Shore Business Forum meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Friday at Danversport Yacht Club. 3. Powerball: This Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is anticipated to be $320 million, one of the largest jackpots in a while. There are 36 different businesses in Danvers where you can buy a $2 …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The winter parking ban has ended in Danvers.
You can now park on the street again in Danvers. The on-street winter parking ban was lifted on Wednesday after one night. In past storms, the ban had lasted several nights and the cleanup from the storm went on for many days. The ban was lifted at 1:16 p.m. on Wednesday. "Thank you for your cooperation," the Department of Public Works said when the ban was lifted. The ban was pit in place for Tuesday morning for 1-6 a.m. This year's storm-by-storm parking ban is a new policy for Danvers, which had a seasonlong on-street parking ban for at least 40 years until a vote by the Board of Selectmen to implement a trial program that ban on-street parking only when snow is in the forecast.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Parking on Danvers streets will be banned in the early morning hours on Tuesday.
Will it be the last time? That's likely the question most people are asking on Monday afternoon as the Danvers Department of Public Works has announced that a parking ban will go into place on Tuesday morning. The latest winter parking ban was announced at 1:17 p.m. on Monday and will be in place on Tuesday from 1-6 a.m. This ban prohibits parking on all town streets as long as the ban lasts. The DPW will make notification when the ban ends. Any vehicle parked on the street during the ban is subject to a $15 ticket, $125 charge for the tow and $35 for storage. "Thank you for your cooperation as we work to make the streets safe during the coming storm," the DPW said when the ban was announced on Monday.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Overnight on-street parking will now be allowed again.
The overnight on-street parking ban first put in place early Friday morning has been lifted. The announcement was made on Wednesday morning at 10:18 a.m. by the Danvers Department of Public Works. "Effective immediately, the Danvers’ Winter Parking Ban has ended," the DPW said in its announcement. "Thank you for your cooperation." The ban ran from 1-6 a.m. each morning and last for four mornings. The DPW halways announces when the ban ends. It was the third time that the ban had been put in place since the Board of Selectmen voted in early December to move from an winterlong on-street parking ban to a ban that is imposed only when needed. In the most recent case, the ban started early Saturday morning, as the storm was really getting going…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Trash and recycling pickup will not be completed on Friday in Danvers.
Trash and recycling collection in Danvers was suspended on Friday morning because of safety concerns. The Danvers Department of Public Works made the announcement at 10:27 a.m. on Friday. "If your Friday trash and recycling has not been picked up yet, please take it in," the DPW said in its alert. Any trash and recycling that was not picked up on Friday will be picked up on Monday. "Please have it out by 7 a.m. on Monday, March 11," the DPW said. Initially, the DPW said that trash pickup would happen on Friday and some pickup did happen. But the safety concerns related to the snowstorm prompted it to be halted.
Stay up to date with the latest on Friday's winter storm.
Scroll down for important phone numbers, websites and more. Stay with Danvers Patch as we keep you updated throughout the storm. See a tree down in your neighborhood? Notice a road is icy? Just saw a store clerk put out more snow melt products? Please use this story on Danvers Patch to help out your neighbors. For live updates during the storm, be sure to download our App for your smartphone or tablet and 'like' Danvers Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. 5:30 a.m.: Danvers Public Schools are cancelled for the day. 6:50 a.m.: A car crash occurred on Maple Street near Interstate 95 and Route 1 with no injuries. 7:29 a.m. Liberty Tree Mall announces it will be open for its regular hours on Friday. 7:59 a.m. A car went off the road on…
The overnight snowstorm has prompted some residents to ask whether trash pickup will still happen on Friday.
Editor's note: This story has been updated. Trash delivery was suspended on Friday morning. Trash collection will happen as usual on Friday in Danvers, according to the Department of Public Works. Crews from JRM Hauling and Recycling are out and about on Friday morning making collections. At least one resident said on the Danvers Patch Facebook page that her trash had already been collected at about 7:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Parking will be banned on Danvers streets on Thursday night (Friday morning) to assist with snow removal.
An overnight winter parking ban will be in effect overnight on Thursday night, the Danvers Department of Public Works announced on Thursday afternoon. The on-street parking ban will begin at 1 a.m. on Friday and run until 6 a.m. The ban prohibits parking on all Danvers streets from 1-6 a.m. The DPW will make an announcement when the ban has ended. Vehicles parked on the street during the ban are subject to towing. Cars that are towed are charged $125 for the tow, $35 for storage and $15 for the parking ticket. "Thank you for your cooperation as we work to make the streets safe during the coming storm," the DPW said in its announcement of the ban.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Another weekend snowstorm that could bring as much as a foot of snow is headed toward Danvers for the weekend.
Less than half of the town's snow budget is left as another winter storm is forecasted to move into Danvers this weekend. If the forecast materializes, it will be the third weekend snowstorm this month. Some forecasts call for close to a foot of snow in Danvers, but other possible tracks send it to the west and could bring only 1-3 inches to the North Shore. "This weekend, it's more snow, and a foot where it stays all snow, perhaps a few towns picking up more," writes WHDH-TV meteorologist Chris Lambert is his latest blog. At some point, the snow may mix with sleet or rain in Danvers, Lambert said, likely on Saturday evening as the wind comes in from the east. But that won't last and the wind will turns back to the northeast. The storm …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
On street parking in Danvers will be banned starting at 1 a.m. on Saturday.
An overnight on-street parking ban will go into place in Danvers starting at 1 a.m. on Saturday. The announcement was made at 2:19 p.m. on Thursday by Gail Bernard, program coordinator for the Danvers Department of Public Works. It is the second time this winter that an overnight parking ban has been put in place since the Board of Selectmen voted in December to switch from an all-winter parking ban to a case-by-case ban. The ban prohibits parking on all town streets between the hours of 1-6 a.m. It comes with a $15 ticket plus the cost of towing and storage if the vehicle is towed. The DPW said it will issue a notification when the ban has ended. “Thank you for your cooperation as we work to make the streets safe during the coming storm…