City school board members voted last week to move ahead with plans to include fifth-grade students at Southside Middle School, beginning in September of 2021 — despite the lack of financial support by the aldermen.
A vote by city aldermen last week rejecting a request from school officials to authorize a $2.2 million bond to renovate three middle schools on Manchester’s east side to prepare for redistricting has angered school board members who backed the proposal.
The chairman of the city’s Republican Committee has filed a complaint against Ward 10 Alderman Bill Barry, requesting an investigation by the city’s conduct board into a photo posted on social media showing Barry posing with a group of Manchester High School West football players, wearing We…
MANCHESTER — Mayoral challenger Victoria Sullivan railed at Mayor Joyce Craig’s support of a commuter rail service to Boston and the city’s approach to crime and homelessness during their first debate Wednesday.
“It’s a sad, sad night.” Those words were uttered in frustration by Mayor Joyce Craig towards the end of last week’s school board meeting; a motion to add an inspirational quote to board agendas had failed on a roll call vote.
Assistant City Clerk JoAnn Ferruolo reports the Board of Registrars met Wednesday night to set the checklist, which shows 58,540 registered voters in Manchester heading into Tuesday’s municipal primary election.
LIZ HITCHCOCK, owner of Bookery Manchester and developer of The Factory on Willow project, went before city aldermen last week to discuss her proposal for a purr-fect new downtown project — feline designs for two crosswalks connecting to the area known as Cat Alley.
Superintendent John Goldhardt said last week that concerns expressed by city school board members over a memorandum of understanding with a Nashua firm have been addressed, opening the door for Manchester schools to adopt a mobile communication app designed to enhance student safety.
MEMBERS of the Aldermanic Committee on Administration and Information Systems, at the request of Mayor Joyce Craig, have asked city assessor Bob Gagne to prepare a report on the disabled veterans property tax credit and veterans tax credit in Manchester and similar communities across the sta…
IN RESPONSE to an uptick in violent crime in the Queen City, and as a way to reduce overtime costs and the stress of double shifts, Mayor Joyce Craig will ask city aldermen this week to authorize the Manchester Police Department to hire up to five officers above the currently approved comple…
MANCHESTER OFFICIALS have submitted an application for nearly $20 million in federal money to fund plans to transform the South Commercial Street area, including plans for a pedestrian bridge across Granite Street.
MANCHESTER — Aldermen are expected to discuss several new labor contracts, including tentative three-year deals with the Manchester Police Patrolman’s Association and superior officers, when board members meet this week.
ALDERMEN WILL HOLD a second public hearing this month on a proposed charter amendment involving changing ward boundaries, after a state review of the proposed ballot question resulted in some suggested revisions.
Members of the city’s Heritage Commission are continuing efforts to save the manager’s residence building at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center from being demolished as part of a planned expansion of services at the site.
Republican former state Rep. Victoria Sullivan, a candidate for mayor of Manchester, hosted a downtown business roundtable at the Shaskeen Pub and Restaurant on Elm Street, where attendees voiced concerns over the homeless, drug use and the perception by some that downtown Manchester is “unsafe.”
RESIDENTS and stakeholders are invited to take part in a visioning session for the proposed redesign of the city’s South Millyard this Thursday at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown hotel on Elm St.
Mayor Joyce Craig announced last week that a community meeting on the homeless in downtown Manchester will be held June 3 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown hotel from 5-7 p.m., a discussion Ward 3 Alderman Tim Baines has been requesting for weeks.
Ahead of a mediation session this Tuesday between representatives of the Manchester Education Association (MEA) and the school district’s negotiations team, a newsletter sent by union leadership updating the membership on the talks contains some interesting tidbits.
PHILADELPHIA — A tradition inspired by disappointment over the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency stepped off this morning on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for the fourth year in a row in a presidential election year in which women are once again vying to be the first to occupy …
MELBOURNE — Parts of Australia’s east coast were hit by severe storms on Saturday, dousing some of the bushfires that have devastated the region for months but causing road closures and flash flooding.
THE GRAY SQUIRREL population appears to be rebounding after the 2018 Squirrel Apocalypse. Many will remember driving the roads of New Hampshire and seeing hundreds of roadkill gray squirrels. Stories started to be reminiscent of the blind “seer” in “O Brother Where Art Thou” (perhaps the bes…