Jonathan Lynch http://nhpr.org en Manchester Chamber Kicks Off Lunches In Veterans Park http://nhpr.org/post/manchester-chamber-kicks-lunches-veterans-park <p></p><p>Professionals from around downtown Manchester ate out Thursday afternoon at Veterans Park.</p><p></p><p>The event is the first in a series of lunches to be held over the summer. Hosted by the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, the program aims to rehabilitate the image of Veterans Park.</p><p>Jessica Chambers is the Parks Planner for the city of Manchester and says that the park has acquired a bad reputation:</p><p>“The park gets a bad rap for drug use, loitering, homelessness; I think that word has really detracted from the people coming by to visit it.”</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:37:35 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 29825 at http://nhpr.org Manchester Chamber Kicks Off Lunches In Veterans Park NHDOT Holds First Meeting On Rail Expansion Study http://nhpr.org/post/nhdot-holds-first-meeting-rail-expansion-study <p>The New Hampshire Department of Transportation held a meeting in Manchester Wednesday night to glean public input on expanding passenger rail service between New Hampshire and Massachusetts.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The event marked the first of three such meetings to be held as part of a study commissioned by the state to determine the viability of commuter rail expansion from Concord to Boston.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 18:13:59 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 28952 at http://nhpr.org NHDOT Holds First Meeting On Rail Expansion Study Five Things You Should Know About The New Xbox http://nhpr.org/post/five-things-you-should-know-about-new-xbox <p></p><p><em>We recently <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/xbox-one-everyone-and-thats-problem">spoke with Jamin Warren </a>about all the controversy surrounding the launch of Microsoft's new console, the Xbox One. Here's five facts you should know about Microsoft's sleek new hardware.</em></p><p><strong>1.) It Won’t Run Your Old Xbox Games</strong></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 20:01:49 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 28353 at http://nhpr.org Five Things You Should Know About The New Xbox Pinball Wizard http://nhpr.org/post/pinball-wizard <p>In February of 2011, Jon Lynch visited the newly opened <a href="http://www.pinballwizardarcade.com/">Pinball Wizard Arcade</a> in Pelham, New Hampshire, where more than&nbsp;200 impeccably restored&nbsp;pinball and vintage 80's video games are still luring gamers looking for big-time nostalgia.</p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 14:46:20 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 28317 at http://nhpr.org Pinball Wizard Bobby Jindal Speaks In Manchester http://nhpr.org/post/bobby-jindal-speaks-manchester <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisiana Governor Bobby </span>Jindal<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, made an appearance at a Republican Fundraiser in Manchester.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The central theme of the fundraiser was the defeat Republicans suffered in the 2012 elections, and the new tack the party must take to wrest the power back from Democrats.</span></p> Sat, 11 May 2013 04:54:37 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 27285 at http://nhpr.org Bobby Jindal Speaks In Manchester Scott Brown Speaks At Charity Gala http://nhpr.org/post/scott-brown-speaks-charity-gala <p></p><p>Former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown spoke at a charity event in Nashua.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brown appeared as the keynote speaker at a gala held by the Child Advocacy Center of </span>Hillsborough<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County.</span></p><p>The organization provides support for sexually abused children in New Hampshire.</p><p>Kristie Palestino is the Executive Director of the Granite State Children's Alliance and says the ball is a critical source of income for the group:</p> Sun, 05 May 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 26871 at http://nhpr.org Scott Brown Speaks At Charity Gala Warren B. Rudman Center Opens http://nhpr.org/post/warren-b-rudman-center-opens <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Prominent Democrats and Republicans were on hand to honor Warren B. </span>Rudman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who represented New Hampshire for two terms in Washington.</span></p><p></p><p>Governor Maggie Hassan and senators Jean Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte all spoke at the event.</p><p>They were joined by Rudman's former colleagues in the Senate: Judd Gregg, Bob Kerrey, Phil Gramm, and the keynote speaker of the even, senator John McCain.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:48:06 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 26003 at http://nhpr.org Warren B. Rudman Center Opens NH Residents React To Suspect's Capture http://nhpr.org/post/nh-residents-react-suspects-capture <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire residents have already started to react to the capture of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fireworks could be heard in parts of Manchester on news of the capture of </span>Dzhokhar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Tsarnaev<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tsarnaev was apprehended alive after a standoff with police Friday night in Watertown.</span></p> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 25944 at http://nhpr.org Cabs Return To Service In Manchester http://nhpr.org/post/cabs-return-service-manchester <p>Several of the taxis taken off the road earlier this week in Manchester are returning to service.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Five of the 18 taxis grounded earlier this week have returned to service in the Queen City after undergoing repairs and inspections.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Problems with the vehicles ranged from broken tie rods and cracked windshields to rear brake failure and severe body rot.</span></p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 20:24:21 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 24970 at http://nhpr.org Gov. Hassan Hosts Annual Easter Egg Hunt http://nhpr.org/post/gov-hassan-hosts-annual-easter-egg-hunt <p></p><p>Parents and children from across the state attended the annual Governor’s Easter Egg Hunt in Concord.</p><p></p><p>Governor Hassan was on hand to kick off the Easter egg hunt. She extended special thanks to the organizers of the event as well as to the state employees in attendance:</p><p>“We are so grateful for the work all of you do and we are so happy that the weather is cooperating and that your children have decided to join us too.”</p><p>A crowd of children swarmed across the Bridges House grounds, searching high and low for the multi-colored eggs.</p> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 02:15:03 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 24666 at http://nhpr.org Gov. Hassan Hosts Annual Easter Egg Hunt PAX East 2013 Slideshow http://nhpr.org/post/pax-east-2013-slideshow <p>Here's a slideshow of sights and scenes from PAX&nbsp;East 2013.</p> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 15:24:10 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 24263 at http://nhpr.org PAX East 2013 Slideshow Word of Mouth At PAX 2013 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-pax-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The sheer volume of humanity packed into the Boston Convention Center doesn't really hit you until you're in and amongst the crowd. Everyone from game developers to Pokemon trainers and Final Fantasy </span>cosplayers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are here in force, mingling and chatting in lobbies and food courts. They've made the pilgrimage to the Penny Arcade Expo to celebrate gaming in all of its forms.</span></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:07:48 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 24193 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth At PAX 2013 Digital Cash Finds Foothold In NH http://nhpr.org/post/digital-cash-finds-foothold-nh <p></p><p>A digital currency is getting traction with New Hampshire residents looking for an alternative to the dollar.</p><p></p><p><strong>&nbsp;What is Bitcoin?</strong></p><p>On the front door of the <a href="http://thepaocafe.com/" target="_blank">Pao Café </a>in downtown Newmarket, there’s a familiar collage of credit card stickers - Amex, Discover, Visa - and one that’s not so familiar. It reads: ‘Bitcoin accepted here.'</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:27:23 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 23715 at http://nhpr.org Digital Cash Finds Foothold In NH New Hampshire Catholics Celebrate New Pope http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-catholics-celebrate-new-pope <p></p><p>Catholics held a special mass in Manchester Wednesday night to celebrate the selection of the new pope.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Parishioners gathered on short notice at St. Joseph’s Cathedral Wednesday night to commemorate the anointing of Jorge Mario </span>Bergoglio<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as Pope Francis I.</span></p><p>Bishop Peter&nbsp;Labasci was on hand to lead the mass. He asked those in attendance to welcome the new pope and to pray for his success in leading the church.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 05:06:21 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 23657 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Catholics Celebrate New Pope Adjunct Professors Demonstrate In Manchester http://nhpr.org/post/adjunct-professors-demonstrate-manchester <p>Community college teachers demonstrated in Manchester this morning to highlight ongoing negotiations between school administrators and adjunct faculty.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Around 15 teachers and supporters picketed in front of Manchester Community College to call attention to what they say is unfair treatment of part-time teachers by the Community College System of New Hampshire.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The adjuncts’ chief concerns are health insurance, job security, and compensation.</span></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 21:19:00 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 23500 at http://nhpr.org Adjunct Professors Demonstrate In Manchester