Manchester http://nhpr.org en UNH Manchester Waits On City To Approve Building Deal http://nhpr.org/post/unh-manchester-waits-city-approve-building-deal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>UNH Manchester is planning on selling its main building in the millyard to the company run by the inventor of the Segway. The university is looking to expand into a larger space—the millyard’s Pandora building.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:47:36 +0000 Ryan Lessard 52312 at http://nhpr.org UNH Manchester Waits On City To Approve Building Deal Manchester Police: 2014 Crime Stats Show Little Change http://nhpr.org/post/manchester-police-2014-crime-stats-show-little-change <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Manchester police say that while efforts to reduce property crimes in Manchester have shown some success, the total number of crimes since January is virtually identical to last year. The information was presented during a downtown community meeting hosted by the Manchester police department Tuesday night.</p><p>Officer Matt Barter, the department’s crime analyst, says some of the numbers between January and June are looking good.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:33:34 +0000 Ryan Lessard 52012 at http://nhpr.org Manchester Police: 2014 Crime Stats Show Little Change Manchester Chamber of Commerce Expands Lunch In The Park Series http://nhpr.org/post/manchester-chamber-commerce-expands-lunch-park-series <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is expanding its summer Lunch in the Park series this year. Veterans Park is at the center of an effort to clean up the image of downtown area parks.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:39:32 +0000 Ryan Lessard 51692 at http://nhpr.org Manchester Chamber of Commerce Expands Lunch In The Park Series Chief's Son Among 14 New Manchester Police Officers Sworn In http://nhpr.org/post/chiefs-son-among-14-new-manchester-police-officers-sworn <p></p><p>The Manchester Police Department swore in 14 new officers Monday morning.</p><p>It’s the city’s largest crop of new officers in recent years.</p><p>Ten men and four women were sworn in Monday.</p><p>(You can read the bios of the new officers <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/nhpr/files/newofficers.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>).</p><p>Police Chief David Mara says the new additions bring the department to 226 police officers total, still far below the 265 he says a city the size of Manchester needs.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:36:55 +0000 Michael Brindley 51462 at http://nhpr.org Chief's Son Among 14 New Manchester Police Officers Sworn In Foodstuffs: A Neighborhood Market Searches For A Neighborhood http://nhpr.org/post/foodstuffs-neighborhood-market-searches-neighborhood <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A food market can be a cultural center for a neighborhood. The owner of an Asian market in Manchester is hoping to become just that, but first he must find a new space for his store. To learn more about the Saigon Asian Market we turned to Mark Hayward of the Union Leader who <a href="http://www.unionleader.com/article/20140617/NEWS02/140619022&amp;source=RSS" target="_blank">has written about the market’s struggle with the Manchester Zoning Board of Adjustment</a>:</span></p><p></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:21:15 +0000 Brady Carlson 50840 at http://nhpr.org Foodstuffs: A Neighborhood Market Searches For A Neighborhood Manchester Police Chief Finalist For Job In Mass. http://nhpr.org/post/manchester-police-chief-finalist-job-mass <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Manchester Police Chief David Mara is one of four finalists to head up the police department in <a href="http://www.somervillema.gov/news/4-police-chief-finalists-citywide-interview-june-25" target="_blank">Somerville, Mass</a>.</span></p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:45:06 +0000 Michael Brindley 50361 at http://nhpr.org Manchester Police Chief Finalist For Job In Mass. Lane Closures On I-293 In Manchester As Part Of Widening Project http://nhpr.org/post/lane-closures-i-293-manchester-part-widening-project <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Hampshire Department of Transportation says temporary night closures are planned on Interstate 293 in Manchester, both northbound and southbound, near Exit 4 for drainage installation across the highway. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The lane closures are scheduled to take place from Tuesday, May 27, through Saturday, June 7, from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. each night, excluding the weekend. The interstate will have one open lane at all times in each direction. Mon, 26 May 2014 14:51:31 +0000 Associated Press 49180 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Conference Tackles The Question: How Can The Northeast Adapt To Climate Change? http://nhpr.org/post/nh-conference-tackles-question-how-can-northeast-adapt-climate-change <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.epa.gov/" target="_blank">Environmental Protection Agency</a> and <a href="http://www.antiochne.edu/" target="_blank">Antioch University New England</a> are hosting a climate change adaptation <a href="http://www.antiochne.edu/innovation/climate-change-preparedness/" target="_blank">conference</a> in Manchester this week. &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 14:56:51 +0000 Amanda Loder 48807 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Conference Tackles The Question: How Can The Northeast Adapt To Climate Change? How SNHU Is Edging Out Its Competition Online http://nhpr.org/post/how-snhu-edging-out-its-competition-online <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The week started with the news of Southern New Hampshire University’s new <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/snhu-launching-10k-bachelors-degree-program">$10,000</a> bachelor’s degree program. Recent undergraduate enrollment numbers show the small, Manchester school is now equal in size to UNH in Durham, with a vast majority of its students online.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 19:46:33 +0000 Brady Carlson & Ryan Lessard 48239 at http://nhpr.org How SNHU Is Edging Out Its Competition Online UNH Manchester Rebranding To Boost Enrollment http://nhpr.org/post/unh-manchester-rebranding-boost-enrollment <p>At a recent cookout behind the red-brick mill building that houses UNH Manchester, senior Derek Burkhardt describes what’s been an eight-year run to get his bachelor’s.</p><p><em>“I actually attended UNH Manchester right out of high school,”</em> says Burkhardt.<em> “But I took some time off in between school to save up some money to be able to afford school, but also to join AmeriCorps. So once I was done with that I came back to continue my education.”</em></p><p>Like many students here Burkhardt says he chose UNH Manchester because that’s where he lives.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Ryan Lessard 48184 at http://nhpr.org UNH Manchester Rebranding To Boost Enrollment Former Manchester Superintendent Dies Following Cancer Diagnosis http://nhpr.org/post/former-manchester-superintendent-dies-following-cancer-diagnosis <p></p><p>The former superintendent of the Manchester School District has died following a cancer diagnosis made just weeks after stepping down from the post last year.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:42:11 +0000 Michael Brindley 46546 at http://nhpr.org Former Manchester Superintendent Dies Following Cancer Diagnosis Hooksett Voters To Weigh In On Pinkerton Deal http://nhpr.org/post/hooksett-voters-weigh-pinkerton-deal <p>On Tuesday, the town of Hooksett will vote whether to approve a contract with Pinkerton Academy in Derry. If voters approve the deal, it could spell the end for the town’s century-long relationship with Manchester schools.</p><p> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ryan Lessard 44721 at http://nhpr.org Manchester Police Ensnare 30 Low-Level Heroin Dealers In Sweep http://nhpr.org/post/manchester-police-ensnare-30-low-level-heroin-dealers-sweep <p>Over the last two days, police in Manchester arrested 30 street-level heroin dealers. Three were on Wednesday and at least 27 on Thursday&nbsp;since 5 o’clock in the morning.</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:23:34 +0000 Ryan Lessard 43897 at http://nhpr.org Manchester Police Ensnare 30 Low-Level Heroin Dealers In Sweep 2013: Manchester's Record Crime Year http://nhpr.org/post/2013-manchesters-record-crime-year <p>Last year, robberies, burglaries and heroin addiction appear to have skyrocketed in the Queen City.</p><p>Over the summer we looked at the issue of crime in Manchester and we provided a lot of historical data from the past five years. Now that the year is done, we review some of those numbers. The most surprising development is a 45% growth in robberies compared to 2012. Burglaries spiked to unprecedented highs during the summer, but robberies continued well into the colder months. The city also saw a high number of homicides. The highest in recent memory.</p><p></p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:58:27 +0000 Ryan Lessard 41420 at http://nhpr.org 2013: Manchester's Record Crime Year Mayor Gatsas Sworn In, Promises To Tackle Crime http://nhpr.org/post/mayor-gatsas-sworn-promises-tackle-crime <p>Ted Gatsas began his third term as Manchester’s Mayor Tuesday. And his inaugural address included promises to improve the city’s safety and public education.</p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:52:53 +0000 Ryan Lessard 41414 at http://nhpr.org Mayor Gatsas Sworn In, Promises To Tackle Crime