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2:37 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Manchester Chamber Kicks Off Lunches In Veterans Park

Professionals eat lunch in Veterans Park in Manchester
Credit Jonathan Lynch / NHPR

Professionals from around downtown Manchester ate out Thursday afternoon at Veterans Park.

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.

Jessica Chambers is the Parks Planner for the city of Manchester and says that the park has acquired a bad reputation:

“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.”

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NH News
2:13 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

NHDOT Holds First Meeting On Rail Expansion Study

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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.

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.

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Word of Mouth
4:01 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Five Things You Should Know About The New Xbox

Credit Microsoft

We recently spoke with Jamin Warren 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.

1.) It Won’t Run Your Old Xbox Games

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Word of Mouth
10:46 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Pinball Wizard

Credit Kapungo via flickr Creative Commons

In February of 2011, Jon Lynch visited the newly opened Pinball Wizard Arcade in Pelham, New Hampshire, where more than 200 impeccably restored pinball and vintage 80's video games are still luring gamers looking for big-time nostalgia.

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NH News
12:54 am
Sat May 11, 2013

Bobby Jindal Speaks In Manchester

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal speaking at a fundraiser in Manchester.
Credit Jonathan Lynch / NHPR

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, made an appearance at a Republican Fundraiser in Manchester.

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.

Jindal told the room of about 50 supporters that Republicans mustn't let their defeat lead to inaction and that the party should stay true to its values:

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NH News
8:00 am
Sun May 5, 2013

Scott Brown Speaks At Charity Gala

Former senator Scott Brown speaking at a gala in Nashua
Credit Jonathan Lynch / NHPR

Former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown spoke at a charity event in Nashua.

Brown appeared as the keynote speaker at a gala held by the Child Advocacy Center of Hillsborough County.

The organization provides support for sexually abused children in New Hampshire.

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:

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NH News
10:48 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Warren B. Rudman Center Opens

Sen. John McCain describing his time with Warren B. Rudman
Credit Jonathan Lynch / NHPR

Prominent Democrats and Republicans were on hand to honor Warren B. Rudman, who represented New Hampshire for two terms in Washington.

Governor Maggie Hassan and senators Jean Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte all spoke at the event.

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.

McCain credited Rudman with introducing him to the people of New Hampshire during his first presidential bid, and for serving as a role model for him:

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NH News
8:00 am
Sat April 20, 2013

NH Residents React To Suspect's Capture

New Hampshire residents have already started to react to the capture of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

Fireworks could be heard in parts of Manchester on news of the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Tsarnaev was apprehended alive after a standoff with police Friday night in Watertown.

Reactions in the Queen City ranged from happiness over his capture to relief.

One Manchester man was elated the suspect didn’t escape justice:

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NH News
4:24 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Cabs Return To Service In Manchester

Several of the taxis taken off the road earlier this week in Manchester are returning to service.

Five of the 18 taxis grounded earlier this week have returned to service in the Queen City after undergoing repairs and inspections.

Problems with the vehicles ranged from broken tie rods and cracked windshields to rear brake failure and severe body rot.

Initially, cab company owners were unable to find a state inspector to recommission the vehicles, but city police helped locate an independent garage in Manchester for the work.

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NH News
10:15 pm
Sat March 30, 2013

Gov. Hassan Hosts Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Children and parents prepare for the egg hunt
Credit Jonathan Lynch / NHPR

Parents and children from across the state attended the annual Governor’s Easter Egg Hunt in Concord.

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:

“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.”

A crowd of children swarmed across the Bridges House grounds, searching high and low for the multi-colored eggs.

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Word of Mouth
11:24 am
Sun March 24, 2013

PAX East 2013 Slideshow

Attendees crowd into the main exhibition hall
Jonathan Lynch NHPR

Here's a slideshow of sights and scenes from PAX East 2013.

Word of Mouth
6:07 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Word of Mouth At PAX 2013

Convention goers flood into the Boston Convention Center
Credit Jonathan Lynch / NHPR

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 cosplayers 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.

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Word of Mouth
10:27 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Digital Cash Finds Foothold In NH

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A digital currency is getting traction with New Hampshire residents looking for an alternative to the dollar.

 What is Bitcoin?

On the front door of the Pao Café 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.'

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NH News
1:06 am
Thu March 14, 2013

New Hampshire Catholics Celebrate New Pope

Parishioners attend mass at St. Joseph's Cathedral in Manchester
Credit Jonathan Lynch / NHPR

Catholics held a special mass in Manchester Wednesday night to celebrate the selection of the new pope.

Parishioners gathered on short notice at St. Joseph’s Cathedral Wednesday night to commemorate the anointing of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis I.

Bishop Peter 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.

Labasci said the selection of the Argentine came as a surprise to him:

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NH News
5:19 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Adjunct Professors Demonstrate In Manchester

Demonstrators picket outside of Manchester Community College
Credit Andrew Tolland

Community college teachers demonstrated in Manchester this morning to highlight ongoing negotiations between school administrators and adjunct faculty. 

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.

The adjuncts’ chief concerns are health insurance, job security, and compensation.

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