Hundreds of marchers, thousands of participants and nearly 30 groups made last Saturday’s Inaugural North Shore Pride Parade and Festival in Salem a success. WCVB, Channel 5 news anchor Randy Price was named Parade Marshal and led the parade from Riley Plaza to the Salem Commons, where Mix 104.7’s Fast Freddie introduced a day of entertainment. The Hawthorne Hotel hosted an evening party.
Salem city councilor Joan Lovely, running for state senate, and incumbent U.S. Congressman John Tierney (D-Salem) and his opponent Richard Tisei (R-Wakefield) marched in the parade.