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Manchester officials and the state are once again sparring over how to fund homelessness response efforts in the city.

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Manchester Historic Association

The Diocese of Manchester has agreed to sell a historic property to the Currier Museum after years of stalled negotiations and rejected offers. 

The 150-year old Chandler House, an ornate Queen Victorian style home with 30 rooms totalling nearly 10,000 square feet, is located across the street from the museum.

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Community leaders in Manchester are hoping to recruit more bilingual people to work at the polls in the upcoming election.

This comes after the city’s Multicultural Advisory Council asked the state to publish voting instructions in Spanish, Nepali, French and other languages spoken by New Hampshire's growing immigrant and refugee communities.

A piece of cardboard reads "We are a nation made strong by people like you. Thank you RBG." There is a candle in front of the small poster.
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A continuación, encuentra las noticias del lunes 21 de septiembre.  

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Autoridades reportan nuevos casos, algunos de residents menores a 18

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A nationwide shortage of remote learning resources during the pandemic means the states’s largest school districts - Nashua and Manchester – are short thousands of Chromebook laptops.

The Nashua School District already distributed about 7,000 Chromebooks this fall, but some families have started remote learning without computers at home.

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Exactly a year ago today, someone fired six bullets into a tidy yellow house with dark shutters in Manchester. Two more shots struck a car parked outside the house.

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A continuación, encuentra las noticias del viernes 11 de septiembre.  

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Se reporta un nuevo fallecimiento por COVID-19, registran 56 nuevos casos pero no hay nuevas hospitalizaciones. 

La comisaria del departamento de salud y servicios humanos, Lori Shibinette, anunció que otro residente ha fallecido de COVID-19. 

New Hampshire’s federal lawmakers want a bigger cut of a new national grant program to address sewage discharges in local rivers.

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An arbitrator has ruled for a second time that the Manchester Police Department is required to provide a fired police officer with substantial back pay.

The department fired Aaron Brown in 2018 after an internal investigation found racist text messages from his department-issued cell phone. There were also messages in which he claimed to have intentionally damaged property while executing search warrants.


The Manchester School District is re-examining its plans to offer a hybrid model to kindergarten and first-grade students, citing a shortage of teachers willing and able to return to in-person teaching.

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A continuación, encuentra las noticias del jueves 27 de agosto. 

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Más personas en New Hampshire enfrentan inseguridad alimentaria durante la pandemia

Grupos de defensa dicen que el problema de la inseguridad alimentaria está incrementando en el estado en medio de la pandemia.  

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President Donald Trump announced plans to host a campaign rally in Manchester on Friday, August 28, a day after party leaders wrap up the largely virtual Republican National Convention in North Carolina.

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A continuación, encuentra las noticias del lunes 17 de  agosto. 

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Reportan datos actualizados de COVID-19 en New Hampshire

New Hampshire anunció 8 [ocho] nuevos resultados positivos en resultados de pruebas de COVID-19 el domingo. El estado calculó un promedio de 20 nuevos casos diarios la semana pasada. 

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The city of Manchester is adding 14 propane-fueled school buses to its fleet in an effort to improve local air quality.

The city has 81 school buses in total. The new propane-powered ones will replace the oldest buses, all of which are between 14 and 18 years old. Officials say tests show the propane buses can cut emissions from diesel buses by 96%.

Se Necesitan Fondos Para La Fuerza Laboral Comunitaria De Salud

Aug 5, 2020

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Si New Hampshire quiere ganar la guerra contra el COVID-19, va a necesitar de un ejército de trabajadores comunitarios de salud,  dice la doctora Trinidad  Tellez, directora de la oficina de equidad de la salud para el departamento de salud y servicios humanos. 

“No importa qué tipo de cultura, tener un miembro confiable de la comunidad es lo que brinda un trabajador comunitario de salud", dijo Tellez en inglés. 

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Advocates are marking the 30th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act with plans for a new accessible trail in Manchester.

The Nature Conservancy of New Hampshire is building the project at its Manchester Cedar Swamp Preserve.

When it opens next summer, it’ll include a new trail and upgrades to some of the existing path, plus a new boardwalk, city bus stop and larger parking lot.

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A continuación, pueden leer las noticias del jueves 23 de Julio.

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Guía de reapertura de escuelas obtiene diferentes reacciones de sindicatos de maestros.

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The Manchester School District is filing a legal claim against Purdue Pharma for that company's role in the opioid crisis.

Purdue Pharma made and marketed the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin, which many blame for high rates of opioid addiction. The company has since declared bankruptcy.

The Manchester Board of School Committee voted on Monday to join other school districts across the country who say they should get money from Purdue during its bankruptcy proceedings because of the toll of addiction on public schools.

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A week after Gov. Chris Sununu issued statewide school reopening guidelines, local school boards are fielding safety concerns from teachers and parents as they consider how to reopen amid the pandemic.

The City of Manchester has reached a deal with the state of New Hampshire and federal agencies to reduce the amount of sewage it discharges into nearby rivers by 75 percent.

The settlement, announced Monday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, calls for an estimated $231 million upgrade to the city’s wastewater treatment system over the next 20 years.

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Hoy, viernes 10 de julio, te contamos: 

La epidemióloga ejecutiva de New Hamsphire, la dra. Elizabeth Talbot, busca normalizar y permitir el uso de cubrebocas en público para reducir el riesgo de contagio. 

Una despensa de alimentos ambulante del New Hamsphire Food Bank pasará por el Lakes Region  para llevar comida a algunos hogares. Pasarán por Manchester y Nashua en las próximas semanas.

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A group of Black, Latino and immigrant business owners and community advocates is calling on Gov. Chris Sununu and lawmakers to direct more COVID-19 relief money to minority communities.

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The Manchester School Board unanimously approved a resolution in June promising the district's staff and policies will change to reflect the city's diverse student population.

NHPR's Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley followed up with Manchester superintendent John Goldhardt to talk about what those changes in the school district could look like.

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Over the last month, New Hampshire has seen some of the largest demonstrations in recent memory, with hundreds protesting against police brutality and racial injustice. One of the major forces behind these is a group of Black Lives Matter activists in their early twenties, who’ve known each other for years.

NHPR’s Sarah Gibson caught up with them about what it’s been like to lead this movement.

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Manchester Historic Association

A five-year legal effort to save a historic Manchester landmark might be coming to an end. 

The Diocese of Manchester is moving forward with plans to demolish the 150-year old Chandler House, despite calls from community historians to preserve the mansion. The Diocese says the building is unsafe.

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About 100 people gathered in front of Manchester City Hall on Tuesday night to demand the removal of two city aldermen. 

Black Lives Matter Manchester organized the protest after Aldermen Joseph Kelly Levasseur and Michael Porter reportedly made racist statements on Facebook.

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Leaders in Manchester, including Mayor Joyce Craig, are calling for two of the city's aldermen to resign after reportedly making racist statements on Facebook.

A local Black Lives Matter organizer says Alderman-At-Large Joe Kelly Levasseur called him a derogatory slur in a private message.

Lawyers for a 19-year-old man who was arrested on Tuesday after posting a message on Facebook encouraging rioters to tip over police cars told a judge he should be released on bail.

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Hundreds of people gathered in Manchester Tuesday night for a peaceful vigil organized by the group Black Lives Matter.

The event came amidst protests and unrest across the country in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.


Saturday's protests in Manchester drew as many as a thousand people. Black Lives Matter of Manchester helped organize the peaceful demonstration, which gathered in Veterans Park.

NHPR's All Things Considered host Peter Biello interviewed Ronelle Tshiela, a local organizer who spoke Saturday in New Hampshire's largest city.