Nashua http://nhpr.org en Nashua Aldermen OK Site For Handicapped-Accessible Playground http://nhpr.org/post/nashua-aldermen-ok-site-handicapped-accessible-playground <p></p><p>Aldermen in Nashua voted 8-6 this week to allow for a handicapped-accessible playground to be built in the city’s Greeley Park.</p><p>The vote puts to rest an issue that has divided city residents for nearly two years.</p><p>Debate over where to build the playground has been contentious and personal at times, and project organizer Eric Brand says he’s glad that’s now in the past.</p><p>“We are very happy to be able to start moving forward towards getting a final design that we can that we can hopefully this construction going next year.”</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:38:32 +0000 Michael Brindley 50964 at http://nhpr.org Nashua Aldermen OK Site For Handicapped-Accessible Playground Medal Of Honor Recipient: 'I’m Going To Live My Life For Those That Aren’t Here' http://nhpr.org/post/medal-honor-recipient-i-m-going-live-my-life-those-aren-t-here <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Nashua man who will be awarded the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/23/president-obama-award-medal-honor" target="_blank">Medal of Honor</a> next month says the recognition does not belong to him, but to his unit, and his fellow servicemen who died in battle.</span></p><p>Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts will receive the medal during a White House ceremony next month.</p><p>He is quick to deflect any credit, and says the award is a memorial to those who have laid down their lives in battle.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:32:42 +0000 Michael Brindley 50904 at http://nhpr.org Medal Of Honor Recipient: 'I’m Going To Live My Life For Those That Aren’t Here' With No Federal Funding, Nashua After School Program Forced To Close http://nhpr.org/post/no-federal-funding-nashua-after-school-program-forced-close <p></p><p>The end of the school year in Nashua marks the end of the line for an after school program that organizers say was vital for the city’s middle school students.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:11:32 +0000 Michael Brindley 50765 at http://nhpr.org With No Federal Funding, Nashua After School Program Forced To Close Nashua VFW Post's Search For A Home Highlights Stereotypes, Flagging Membership http://nhpr.org/post/nashua-vfw-posts-search-home-highlights-stereotypes-flagging-membership <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's been more than a year since the</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;flag was lowered for the last time outside VFW Post 483 on Quincy Street in Nashua. But upkeep on the nearly century-old building was breaking the organization's bank, especially after sinking $100,000 into a new sprinkler system in 2012 to comply with the city's building code.</span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:10:37 +0000 Carol Robidoux 49461 at http://nhpr.org Nashua VFW Post's Search For A Home Highlights Stereotypes, Flagging Membership Study: Greeley Park Best Place For Nashua's Controversial Playground http://nhpr.org/post/study-greeley-park-best-place-nashuas-controversial-playground <p></p><p>A <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/nhpr/files/playgroundstudy.pdf" target="_blank">third-party study</a> has determined the east side of Nashua's Greeley Park &nbsp;would be the best place for a playground that has sparked two years of debate.</p><p> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 23:06:32 +0000 Michael Brindley 49524 at http://nhpr.org Study: Greeley Park Best Place For Nashua's Controversial Playground Holocaust Memorial Opens in Nashua http://nhpr.org/post/holocaust-memorial-opens-nashua <p></p><p>New Hampshire’s first public memorial to the victims of the Holocaust officially opens in downtown Nashua this Sunday.</p><p>Unlike many memorials and museums, its funding didn’t come from a committee or a foundation.</p><p>Instead, the $150,000 was raised by a single man, former Nashua alderman Fred Teeboom, who was a Jewish child in hiding after the Nazis occupied Holland.</p><p>Nearly 70 years after he lived as a hidden child during World War II, Fred Teeboom is on a mission.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 16:40:16 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 49441 at http://nhpr.org Holocaust Memorial Opens in Nashua Legacy Delayed: Nashua Locked In Two-Year Debate Over New Playground http://nhpr.org/post/legacy-delayed-nashua-locked-two-year-debate-over-new-playground <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials in Nashua expect the results of a study this week that aims to bring closure to a debate that’s divided city residents over the past two years.</span></p><p>And all of it is over a <a href="http://www.nashualegacyplayground.com/" target="_blank">playground</a>.</p><p> Mon, 26 May 2014 15:27:21 +0000 Michael Brindley 49184 at http://nhpr.org Legacy Delayed: Nashua Locked In Two-Year Debate Over New Playground Nashua Aldermen To Consider Local Preference For City Contracts http://nhpr.org/post/nashua-aldermen-consider-local-preference-city-contracts <p>Nashua business owners could win more contracts from the city thanks to a local preference ordinance the Board of Alderman will consider this week. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 48296 at http://nhpr.org Nashua Aldermen To Consider Local Preference For City Contracts When Drone Aircraft Video Met Nashua's Branding Campaign http://nhpr.org/post/when-drone-aircraft-video-met-nashuas-branding-campaign <p>Nashua is in the midst of a downtown branding campaign, with the slogan “Dare To Begin” and an eye-catching video showing some of the district’s most prominent features from above, courtesy of a camera mounted on an unmanned aerial vehicles, or a drone.</p><p>The catch is, the system used to make the video<a href="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1027839-469/drone-video-of-nashua-city-hall-on.html" target="_blank"> does not appear to have had license from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly</a>.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 22:43:14 +0000 Brady Carlson 42994 at http://nhpr.org When Drone Aircraft Video Met Nashua's Branding Campaign Bill Before House Would Boost Funding For N.H.'s Charter Schools http://nhpr.org/post/bill-house-would-boost-funding-nhs-charter-schools <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">House lawmakers are <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/caljourns/calendars/2014/HC_1.pdf" target="_blank">scheduled</a> to take up a <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/m_billtext.aspx?billnumber=HB0435.html" target="_blank">bill</a> Wednesday to increase annual per pupil funding for New Hampshire’s nearly two dozen charter schools.</span></p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 21:14:13 +0000 Michael Brindley 41424 at http://nhpr.org Some City Leaders Say They're Not Interested In New 2 A.M. Last Call http://nhpr.org/post/some-city-leaders-say-theyre-not-interested-new-2-am-last-call <p></p><p>Starting with the New Year on Wednesday, cities and towns will have the option of extending last call at bars from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m.</p><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 18:05:44 +0000 Michael Brindley 40845 at http://nhpr.org Some City Leaders Say They're Not Interested In New 2 A.M. Last Call For Many N.H. Schools, Sandy Hook Brought Security Needs To Forefront http://nhpr.org/post/many-nh-schools-sandy-hook-brought-security-needs-forefront <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many schools in New Hampshire enhanced their security in response to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. a year ago.</span></p><p>Those new measures come at a big cost to school districts.</p><p>And they’re forcing school officials to decide what type of security works for their buildings and their communities.</p><p></p><p>Even the head of Nashua’s school district needs clearance before he’s allowed into any of the city’s 17 schools.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:41:39 +0000 Michael Brindley 39967 at http://nhpr.org For Many N.H. Schools, Sandy Hook Brought Security Needs To Forefront Harbor Homes Supports Homeless Vets http://nhpr.org/post/harbor-homes-supports-homeless-vets-0 <p>When Matt Milbourn, a veteran of the first Persian Gulf War, found himself unexpectedly made homeless,&nbsp;<a href="http://harborhomes.org/" target="_blank"> Harbor Homes </a>was there for him.</p><p>In addition to operating a homeless shelter, Harbor Homes also manages a reintegration program, offering services, healthcare, and education to homeless veterans and their families. Matt earned his CphT (Certified Pharmacy Technician) through the program, and now teaches computer education and life skills classes at Harbor Homes.</p> Sat, 09 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 37649 at http://nhpr.org Harbor Homes Supports Homeless Vets A Look At The Police Investigation Into Nashua's Mayor And Her Husband http://nhpr.org/post/look-police-investigation-nashuas-mayor-and-her-husband <p></p><p>There are new details about the police investigation of Nashua Mayor Donnalee Lozeau and her husband, <a href="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/1020517-469/informant-accuses-nashua-mayor-husband-of-drug.html" target="_blank">including allegations of bid-rigging, kickbacks and drug use</a>.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:45:04 +0000 Brady Carlson 38017 at http://nhpr.org A Look At The Police Investigation Into Nashua's Mayor And Her Husband On The Political Front For November 4 http://nhpr.org/post/political-front-november-4 <p></p><p></p><p>After the commission's recommendation last month, lawmakers will be debating expanding Medicaid in a special legislative session called by Governor Hassan; it remains to be seen how much bipartisan support the measure will have. We'll be watching the mayor's race in Manchester, where incumbent Mayor Ted Gatsas is being challenged by Alderman Patrick Arnold, and a special House election in Nashua, which pits former House Majority Leader Peter Silva against Democrat Latha Mangipudi.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 14:39:22 +0000 Josh Rogers 37908 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For November 4