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Football For You 2018 Registration

Published: 03/16/2018 - Parks & Recreation Announcements

Register at the link below for Football For You 2018. It is a FREE non-contact football clinic coached be former patriots players.  It is open to boys and giles 9-14 of all skill levels.

Food Service Safety & Sanitation Seminar for the Food Service Worker

Published: 03/15/2018 - Health Indicators

The Manchester Health Department will be presenting a "Food Safety and Sanitation Seminar for the Food Service Worker" on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. This training, as always, is offered free of charge. 

Each seminar will cover food safety concepts and practices as well as topics on food handling practices and procedures, microbiology, equipment purchase and maintenance, sanitation, and insect and rodent control. A morning seminar will run from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and an afternoon seminar will run from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (each session covers the same material).

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Some Trash & Recycling Collection Delayed

Published: 03/13/2018 2:58 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Some Trash & Recycling Collection Delayed Due to severe weather conditions, trash and recycling trucks were pulled off the road early this afternoon. While most areas were serviced, a small number were not. To assist with snow removal efforts, please remove your containers and any remaining material...

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Manchester City Offices Closed Today Due To Weather

Published: 03/13/2018 8:25 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Due to the weather forecast for today, Manchester city offices will be closed on Tuesday, March 13th. As of now, please plan on city offices being open during normal working hours on Wednesday, March 14.

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Snow Emergency tonight Tuesday 03/13/2018 from 10:00pm to 6:00 am Wednesday 03/14/2018. No parki...

Published: 03/13/2018 7:54 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

The Public Works Director is declaring a Snow Emergency that will be in effect from 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2018 until 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Upon declaration of a Snow Emergency, any vehicle parked on the streets will be towed and impounded. Look for the blinking strobe lights ...

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Irish Road Race Weekend March 24 & 25 - Downtown Road Closures - Sat.(8:30am-2pm) & Sun.(...

Published: 03/12/2018 3:25 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

The Manchester Police Department would like to advise you of three events that will affect traffic on Elm St, Canal St, Chestnut St and in the surrounding areas Saturday, March 24th & Sunday, March 25th, 2018: The Citizens Bank Shamrock Half Marathon, The Citizens Bank Shamrock Shuffle, and the Annu...

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All Dogs Welcome - Annual Microchip and Rabies Clinic

Published: 03/09/2018 - City Clerk Announcements

The City Clerk's Office will again be joining the Manchester Animal Shelter and the Veterinary Emergency Center of Manchester for the annual Microchip and Rabies Clinic to benefit the shelter.  The clinic will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

It is $30.00 to microchip your cat or dog and $15.00 for a rabies vaccine.  (Cash preferred or charge - checks not accepted)   In order to receive a 3-year rabies vaccine please bring proof of previous vaccine.  All pets must be leashed or caged. 

License your dog at the same time.  For Manchester residents, representatives from the City Clerk's Office will be on site to license your dogs.  Cash or check only for dog licensing.

Free Legal Seminar by Elder Law Attorney Edward Beasley. Thursdays April 12th and 19th at 1:00 PM

Published: 3/8/2018 - Senior Services

At this FREE  legal seminar, Elder Law Attorney Edward "Ted" Beasley will discuss how to protect your house and lifetime savings from a prolonged nursing home stay, how to avoid probate, plus strategies for passing assets safely and efficiently. Attorney Beasley, former chairman of the American Bar Association's Elder Law Committee, presents this  lively and engaging seminar in everyday language, and there will be plenty of time for questions. Please call 1-800-370-5010 to register for this FREE program. Sponsored by Beasley and Ferber, PA.

Trash & Recycling Collection Postponed 24 Hours

Published: 03/07/2018 12:17 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Due to the severity of the impending storm, trash and recycling collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week, starting Thursday. To assist with snow removal efforts, please DO NOT place any materials for collection on Thursday. Thursday’s collection areas will be serviced on...

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Snow Emergency tonight Wednesday 3/7/18 from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am Thursday 3/8/18. No parking on...

Published: 03/07/2018 8:14 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

The Public Works Director is declaring a SNOW EMERGENCY that will be in effect from 10:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018 until 6:00 a.m. THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018. Upon declaration of a Snow Emergency, any vehicle parked on the streets will be towed and impounded. Look for the blinking strobe lights ...

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Odd/Even winter parking ban still in effect. Parking is allowed on the odd side for the month of...

Published: 03/06/2018 9:34 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

O V E R N I G H T W I N T E R P A R K I N G The City of Manchester’s overnight winter on-street, odd/even parking ban goes into effect on the morning of December 1st at 1:00 AM, and will run through April 15th. (Property owners, please inform your tenants of this parking ban). Where parking is ...

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Mayor Joyce Craig Announces Community Office Hours

Published: 03/06/2018 - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Mayor to begin visiting every ward to keep lines of communication open

Manchester, N.H. — Today, Mayor Joyce Craig announced she will host a series of community office hours throughout the city beginning on March 10.

“Manchester needs to make city government more transparent and accessible to residents,” said Mayor Craig. “By holding community office hours in every ward in our city, I look forward to meeting with residents and listening to their ideas and concerns. I want to end the notion that who you know and how much money you have determines your access to City Hall.”

Mayor Craig will host community office hours throughout the year, in various locations throughout the city. In addition, Mayor Craig will also attend Alderman Baines’ Ward 3 Business and Community Meetings on Wednesday, March 7 at the Palace Theater. Community office hour dates will continue to be scheduled throughout the year. While dates and times may be subject to change, the current schedule is:

Saturday, March 10, 8:00 a.m.
The Local Moose Cafe
124 Queen City Avenue

Monday, March 19, 12:00 p.m.
Puritan Backroom
245 Hooksett Road

Saturday March 24, 11:00 a.m.
Currier Museum, Winter Garden Cafe
150 Ash Street

Friday, March 30, 7:00 a.m.
Francouer’s Cafe
488 S Main Street

Wednesday, April 4, 5:00 p.m.
Manchester PAL Officer Briggs Center
409 Beech Street

Wednesday, April 18, 11:30 a.m.
Jerome's Deli
393 Bridge Street

Saturday, April 21, 10:00 a.m.
Moe Joe’s Family Restaurant
2175 Candia Road

Tuesday, April 24, 6:00 p.m.
Manchester Fire Department Station 7
679 Somerville Street

Monday, April 30, 4:30 p.m.
Manchester Library West Branch
76 Main Street


Manchester City Library News - Spring 2018

Published: 03/03/2018 10:40 AM - MCL Notes

The Manchester City Library and West Manchester Branch Library have a lot to tell you about! Learn about our plans to renovate the children's room, this year's One Book, One City program, our youth photo exhibit, programs for all ages, and more in the latest issue of MCL Notes!

Happy Spring!

Impending Storm Information

Published: 03/01/2018 4:14 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

The current weather outlook for Friday-Saturday for Manchester is calling for rain with strong winds for most of the day Friday. This will eventually change over to a mix rain/snow and then to snow. In addition to precipitation the winds are expected to be very strong. Please report any flooding, ...

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Manchester Parks and Recreation March Newsletter

Published: 03/01/2018 4:00 PM - Parks & Recreation Announcements

March Newsletter

Mayor Joyce Craig to Participate in CFS Annual SleepOut

Published: 03/01/2018 - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Mayor Joyce Craig will spend a night outside to raise awareness and money for homeless youth in New Hampshire.

Craig is participating in Child and Family Services (CFS) of New Hampshire’s annual SleepOut, an event dedicated to raising community awareness, funds and aid with a goal of ending youth homelessness in New Hampshire. The event will take place on March 23 at Stanton Plaza in front of the Downtown Hotel in Manchester.

“I’m pleased to participate in Child and Family Services’ SleepOut this year,” said Mayor Craig. “It’s heartbreaking to know young people are experiencing homelessness in our city. The more awareness and funds we can bring to this issue, the closer we as community can come to ending youth homelessness.”

The Mayor will also be joined by her entire office at the SleepOut, including Chief of Staff Ryan Mahoney, Policy and Strategic Outreach Director Lauren Smith and Community Outreach Director Donald Stokes.

On average, Child and Family Services assists and works to stabilize the lives of more than 1,500 runaway, homeless and at-risk youth in Manchester, Concord, Littleton and the Seacoast every year. CFS provides survival aid, fulfilling basic needs such as food and clothing, and connects youth with shelter and medical care. In addition, CFS provides mental health and substance abuse counseling, and helps youth with educational advocacy, job search, and housing.

Learn more about Child and Family Services SleepOut event

Make a donation to Mayor Craig’s team. All proceeds to benefit CFS. 


No trash collection on Monday, February 19th in observance of the President's Day holiday.

Published: 02/16/2018 3:19 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Monday, February 19, 2018 in observance of the President's Day Holiday. Residents whose collection day falls on the holiday should place their items for pickup on the following day; all other residents should put their items out on their normal co...

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Public Information Meeting to discuss the Rockingham Rail Trial Extension Project. Wed, Feb.21st...

Published: 02/16/2018 10:50 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Community Message

The Public is invited to attend a Local Concerns Meeting on February 21, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the Manchester Public Works building located at 475 Valley Street in Manchester, NH for a discussion on the Rockingham Rail Trail Extension Project in Manchester. The City’s consultant, CMA Engineers, will be...

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Lead Abatement Applications due by 3/15/18

Published: 02/14/2018 - Planning & Community Development Announcements

If you'd like to apply for lead abatement funds, submit your application soon - we are at the end of our 3-year program period.

If you rent to lower income residents, we want to hear from you! Landlords who have received notice of a child's elevated blood lead level, or a state order to remove lead, receive the highest priority.

We award up to $11,000/unit, to a maximum of $80,000 per project. Awards are 0% interest loans forgiven after 3 years of certifiying that you rent to low-income tenants. Owner's provide a minimum 10% cash match to participate.

If you call Planning to inquire, please ask for Josh: 603-624-6450. Our applications are available at .

Together we can create healthy homes for children in Manchester. We look forward to hearing from you.

Manchester teams with treatment providers for renewed effort to respond to addiction epidemic

Published: 02/02/2018 - Mayor's Press Room Announcements



New Partnerships to Replace Serenity Place Programs; Safe Station to Continue for Manchester; Crisis Hotline Use Encouraged Statewide

Manchester, NH – Citing lessons learned from the closing of the non-profit substance use treatment center known as Serenity Place, Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig, emergency responders and a team of providers, including Families in Transition, the Farnum Center and Granite Pathways, have developed a new strategy for responding to the opioid crisis in New Hampshire. In an effort to preserve Safe Station as a critical entry point for care, the Mayor and providers have developed a new network to respond to those in need.

“The experience of Serenity Place showed us we need a better network of providers to stand ready to answer calls for help, no one entity can do this work alone. We need a streamlined program for our city, combined with a parallel effort to respond to the statewide needs of those suffering from substance use disorders,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “Over half of the people seeking treatment in Manchester came to Safe Station from different communities around the state and region. Our plan works to respond to their needs without overwhelming the resources of Manchester’s providers.”

“Safe Station will continue to remain an entry way for people who don’t know where to go and haven’t sought help. It’s the first step,” added Manchester Fire Chief Dan Goonan. “We want people who are familiar with treatment to return to their original provider, which will offer more advanced and case-specific care to respond to their immediate needs. It’s really a matter of connecting the right providers with the right client. We will continue to help all who ask for it, but our system will be more robust.”

The Manchester Fire Department will work with local organizations to continue operating as a 24-hour access point for those seeking help. Firefighters will then direct individuals to Granite Pathways, who will conduct a screening to determine what services are needed. They will then connect with area hospitals or treatment facilities to determine what level of care is needed and available.

“This approach allows us to choose between more services than were previously aligned and available,” explains Maureen Beauregard, President of Families in Transition, “We need to direct people to the specific services they need. By engaging more providers, we have more opportunities to help people right away.”

“Farnum Center is ready to support Safe Station and Granite Pathways to utilize all available resources and find the right services for those in need. Farnum has increased their Open Access capacity in the Outpatient Department at 700 Lake Ave. Anyone can walk in and meet with a counselor and be accessed for the correct level of care. Staff will then work with clients to get them into a program appropriate for their needs,” explains Dr. Cheryl Wilkie, Senior Vice President of Substance Abuse Services for Farnum Center. “Collaboration and communication are the key to successfully responding to the needs of our citizens.”

While residents can still access treatment providers through Safe Station, families throughout the state are encouraged to call the Statewide Addiction Crisis Hotline (1-844-711-HELP) for care close to home.

This 24-hour hotline will work to help anyone in New Hampshire access inpatient or outpatient substance use treatment as soon as possible. Accessing care through this hotline will be an effective way to ensure people get into the treatment they need in their community rather than overwhelming the resources of one community by traveling to Manchester and accessing Safe Station.

Meantime, those seeking help who have entered treatment in the past will be encouraged to return to their most recent provider to continue services. “We made a promise to our citizens, that if they need help, we will be there to answer the call,” says Goonan. “Safe Station has taken in thousands of people and will continue to help those in need through local partnerships and support from the Mayor’s office.” 

Mayor Craig also believes this system will allow the city’s leaders to measure outcomes and reinforce those programs that are most successful. “The goal is to help everyone who needs it while providing the best possible care available in any community. I am thankful to all of the community members who have stepped up to help Manchester keep the Safe Station program intact. Together, I believe this new approach will more successfully help those in need find the correct services.”

Granite Pathways / Regional Access Point
8:30 am – 11 pm, Monday-Friday
11:00 am – 11:00 pm, Saturday-Sunday
Phone: 603-931-3700

Homeless Assistance Hotline

Statewide Addiction Crisis Hotline

Greater Manchester Resource Guide

New Hampshire Treatment Locator


Mayor Joyce Craig and Governor Chris Sununu Statement on Governor and Council Vote

Published: 01/24/2018 - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Mayor Joyce Craig and Governor Chris Sununu Announce Approval of Contracts for New Providers to Continue Substance Use Disorder Programs in Manchester

Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig names co-chairs for opioid response council 

Concord, NH – Today, Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig and Governor Chris Sununu announced the approval of multiple contracts to administer care for those suffering from substance use disorder in Manchester. The contracts, which were approved by Governor and Council this morning, represent the culmination of joint efforts between the Governor’s office, the Mayor’s office, and the Department of Health and Human Services. Various programs, which were formerly administered by Serenity Place, will all receive contracts with new providers to continue continuity of care and services. These providers include, but are not limited to:

Families in Transition (FIT) – Lin’s Place Transitional Living Program for women; Tirrell House Transitional Living program for men
Farnum Center – Crisis Respite Shelter; intensive outpatient programs; outpatient services
Family Willows – intensive outpatient programs; outpatient services
Granite Pathways – Wrap Around and Recovery Support Services
Elliot Hospital – Hillsborough County North Drug Court

“Substance Use Disorder programs are a critical component in our fight against addiction and the opioid crisis,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “I look forward to working closely with Mayor Joyce Craig as we move forward to ensure that programs that receive state resources have long term stability. I am thankful for the countless providers that have answered the call to assist in these critical efforts. Those struggling with addiction deserve nothing less than our best and we will not fail them.”

“I want to thank the Governor and the State of New Hampshire for their help in assisting the City of Manchester in this time of great need,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “We have all worked to find solutions following the issues associated with Serenity Place. As a group, we have been able to identify gaps and opportunities that have allowed us to build a community-centric plan going forward.”

“Farnum Center is honored to be partnering with the City of Manchester, Safe Station and The Department of Health and Human Services, to provide access to treatment services for those who suffer from substance use disorders,” said Cheryl Wilkie, Senior Vice President, Farnum Center. “Farnum Center has been committed, for many years to help treat and alleviate this public health crisis, and we look forward to our continued collaboration with all of the community stakeholders throughout NH.”

Mayor Craig has named three individuals to co-chair a newly created council to develop long-term strategies for those affected by substance use disorder. Tim Soucy, Manchester Public Health Director, Steve Norton, Elliot Health System Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Government Relations and Alex Walker, Catholic Medical Center Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will lead a team of community partners to develop sustainable, evidence-based solutions to aid Manchester’s work in combating the opioid crisis.

“Individuals and families are in deep crisis as a result of substance misuse and we see it every day in Elliot’s emergency department and in our inpatient mental health units,” explained Norton. “Taking a collaborative and community-wide approach is sorely needed and one we are extremely proud to join so that effective and long-term strategies can be implemented and sustained by and between the community leaders with the expertise to improve the health of people in need.”

“Every day we see the devastating effects of this crisis and believe strongly in a community-wide response and solution. CMC is looking forward to bringing its experience and expertise to this integrated approach,” said Walker.

“Granite United Way has supported Safe Station activities from the beginning,” said Patrick Tufts, President & CEO, Granite United Way. “We will continue to support the strategic direction set by the council and thank the Governor and Mayor Craig for their leadership on this critical endeavor.”

“Public/private partnership is necessary to combat our state’s substance use epidemic,” added Tym Rourke, Director of New Hampshire Tomorrow at the NH Charitable Foundation. “City and state officials, private philanthropy and community organizations have come together swiftly to ensure that services and care continue and improve for those brave men and women seeking recovery. The Foundation is glad to be a partner, and looks forward to supporting efforts in Manchester going forward.”

Manchester City Library News - Winter 2017-8

Published: 11/29/2017 3:00 PM - MCL Notes

The Manchester City Library and West Manchester Branch Library are here for you, through the holiday season and beyond.  Find out what's new and upcoming in the latest issue of MCL Notes!

Happy holidays!

Mayor Gatsas Proclaims Toulouse-Lautrec Day in Manchester, NH.

Published: 10/24/2017 - General Announcements

Mayor Gatsas Proclaims October 24, 2017 as Toulouse-Lautrec Day in Manchester, NH. 

Mayor with Can-Can dancers proclaiming Toulouse-Lautrec DayMayor Proclaims Toulouse-Lautrec Day

Manchester City Library News - Fall 2017

Published: 08/31/2017 3:30 PM - MCL Notes

Get updated about Manchester City Library and West Manchester Branch Library programs and services in the latest issue of MCL Notes!

Enjoy the season!

Manchester City Library News - Summer 2017

Published: 05/24/2017 2:15 PM - MCL Notes

Find out what's going on at the Manchester libraries in the latest issue of MCL Notes!

Have a great summer!

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