On this episode of the Creative Salem podcast we talk to Dustin Luca. Dustin is a writer for the Salem News. In the episode we chat about what being a reporter is like, we touch on Dustin’s favorite and most challenging stories and learn more about this rockstar local reporter.

SHOW NOTES – Click through for more information on the topics we discussed during the podcast.
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7 Awesome Places to Get Work Done in Downtown Salem – InnoNorth

If you ever find yourself outside the office with work to do, here are some of the best places to fuel your work ethic (in no specific order). Jaho Coffee Roasters 197 Derby Street, Salem, MA Get inspired by being working across the street from where Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote The Scarlett Letter.

Historic cobblestones hit a bumpy patch on Salem’s River Street

SALEM – Recent paving work at the intersection of Bridge, Lynn and River streets has unearthed a swath of once-buried cobblestones that has brought city engineering plans to a grinding halt. Now, people who live in the area are calling for the the city to preserve the old cobblestones, and a heated debate has arisen over how to proceed.

Line-gate: Contractor sparks furor over yellow striping down Salem’s Dearborn St.

SALEM – Dearborn Street residents, rejoice. The recently painted double-yellow traffic lines are going away … mostly, anyway. A contractor hired by the city to paint traffic lines on city roads recently put a pair of yellow lines down the center of Dearborn Street, a picturesque, residential street that stretches for a half-mile off North Street in North Salem.

Board of Health hears Salem neighborhood chicken issue

SALEM – Chickens are at the center of another debate in the city. But this time, it’s a neighborhood dispute crying foul over fowls. Orchard Terrace residents Kevin and Kristin Cordy have raised a nuisance complaint before the Board of Health against Orchard Street resident Michele Conway, whose property abuts the Cordys’.

Art or hate? Salem State University shuts down controversial show

Editor’s note: The Salem News is publishing a photo of the painting of Ku Klux Klansmen that has caused concerns at Salem State University, because this is a story about art that cannot be easily understood without seeing the art in question.

Gamers go wild over new Pokemon

SALEM – Late Thursday afternoon, Salem resident Steven Hartwell stood at the Bewitched statue in Lappin Park. Armed only with his smartphone, he interfaced with the statue, got a couple of free virtual items and used one to trap a nearby wild creature visible only to his phone’s camera.

Salem plays background role in ‘Fallout 4’

SALEM – It may not have Derby Street or signs pointing vault dwellers to Salem State University, but the newest title in the “Fallout” video game franchise takes strides in playing up the Witch City and its history more than 250 years from now.

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