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January 31, 2020 - Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Planning Charrette

Published: 01/24/2020 - Planning & Community Development Announcements

Friday, January 31, 3–5 pm and 5–7 pm
SNHU Millyard Building, 186 Granite Street

Join the TOD project team for an evening of envisioning new apartments, condos, offices, shops, parks, and plazas all within a 5- to 10-minute walk of a new bus hub and rail station in the South End of Downtown Manchester. This major public meeting is your opportunity to help set the direction for the future of the area as it moves from rail-ready to all-aboard!

The program will run twice, once from 3–5 pm and again from 5–7 pm, to accommodate as many schedules as possible. Drop-ins or partial attendance welcome!

During the event, free shuttle transportation will be provided along the length of Commercial Street in the Millyard. Millyard employees are encouraged to hop on the trolley to reach the venue.

For more information, please contact the project manager, James Vayo, at or (603) 669-4664.

A Snow Emergency has been declared for Saturday evening 1/18/2020. There will be no parking on al...

Published: 01/18/2020 10:07 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. Saturday, January 18, 2020, until 6:00 a.m. Sunday, January 19, 2020.  Upon declaration of a Snow Emergency, any vehicle parked on the streets will be towed and impounded. Vehicles parked in the downtown d...

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Manchester City Hall will be closed on Monday 1/20. Trash and recycling services WILL still operate.

Published: 01/17/2020 4:00 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Manchester City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of Martian Luther King, Jr. Day and will reopen for all business Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Please note: Regular trash and recycling services WILL still be operating on Monday 1/20.

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There will be regular Trash and Recycling Collection on MLK Day.

Published: 01/17/2020 3:01 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Please note that there WILL be regular trash and recycling service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 20, 2020.

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Important Tips for Preventing Cold and Flu

Published: 01/16/2020 3:00 PM - Health Indicators

The Manchester Health Department is reminding the community that common colds, influenza (“the flu”) and other viruses, such as norovirus (“the stomach bug”), are actively circulating, statewide. These illnesses can be prevented if people take appropriate precautions to reduce their risk of infection.

According to Anna Thomas, MPH, Manchester’s Public Health Director, “As with every year, we expect that common colds, influenza, and norovirus are present in the community. This is particularly true during the colder months when people spend more time in closer quarters. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to reduce your risk of getting sick from these and other infections. Please review the following information on how you can keep yourself and your loved ones healthy.”


Stay healthy. Wash your hands!

Germs are everywhere!

Ward 8 Voting Changes

Published: 01/16/2020 11:05 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Attention Ward 8 Voters: Due to the expected high turnout for the Presidential Primary Election on February 11, 2020, voting will remain at Memorial High School but be moved from the cafeteria into the gymnasium to accommodate additional voting equipment.  Temporary parking spaces for voters that re...

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Sewer repair work on Sagamore Street Thursday, January 16, 2020

Published: 01/15/2020 2:34 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

GVC construction will be conducting sewer repairs on Sagamore St. between Maple Street and Ash Street beginning Thursday, January 16, 2020.  Drivers should follow the posted detours.

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Overflow trash? You have a new option.

Published: 01/08/2020 5:00 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

To accommodate the occasional heavy trash week, starting Jan 13 residential customers will have the option of placing special overflow bags outside of their green carts.  There is no charge, but annual limitations apply to each property – 4 per year for single-family homes; 8 per year for two-family...

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Parking allowed on the ODD side of the street for the month of January.

Published: 01/07/2020 10:25 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

The City of Manchester’s overnight winter on-street, odd/even parking ban is still in effect. Where parking is normally allowed on a street, the Overnight Winter Parking Ban permits vehicles to be parked only on the odd numbered side of a street on odd numbered calendar months, and only on the even ...

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Water Main Break at the intersection of Harding Street and Holt Ave. Please avoid the area.

Published: 01/02/2020 10:09 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

We are currently experiencing a Water Main Break at the intersection of Harding Street and Holt Ave.  Please avoid the area if possible. Crews are currently on site getting it shut down and will be on site to make repairs.  We expect the shutdown to be approximately 12 hours. Thank you!

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Manchester Parks and Recreation January Newsletter

Published: 01/01/2020 - Parks & Recreation Announcements

Happy New Year!

January Newsletter

Sewer work on Dallaire Street Thursday, January 2, 2020

Published: 12/31/2019 9:46 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

GVC construction will be repairing the sewer main in Dallaire St. between North Street and Salmon Street beginning Thursday, January 2, 2020.  Drivers should follow the posted detours.

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A Snow Emergency has been declared for Monday evening 12/30/2019. There will be no parking on all...

Published: 12/30/2019 1:05 PM - 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. Monday, December 30, 2019 until 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 31, 2019.  Upon declaration of a Snow Emergency, any vehicle parked on the streets will be towed and impounded. Vehicles parked in the downtown d...

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City Clerk Closed December 19,2019

Published: 12/19/2019 7:39 AM - City Clerk Announcements

The flu season has hit us hard!   The City Clerk's Office will be closed today due to a significant staff shortage.  Vital records and dog licenses may be obtained online any time of day or night using our convenient online portal.  All other business will be conducted tomorrow, December 20, 2019.  You may also email us at or call us at 603-624-6455.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.  

Mayor Craig Announces Free Bus Service

Published: 12/11/2019 8:07 AM - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Mayor Joyce Craig and the Manchester Transit Authority (MTA) are pleased to announce that through December 31, all stops along Route 8 will be offered free of charge.

Mayor Craig and MTA Director Mike Whitten began this offering during the holiday season last year, and are pleased to be able to offer it for a second time.

"Downtown Manchester, the businesses along South Willow Street and the Mall of New Hampshire are all great places to do holiday shopping. By making travel free on Route 8, we’re hoping to give people using public transportation to shop or go to work a stress-free experience for the holidays,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “I’d like to thank Director Mike Whitten for working with my office to offer free travel along this route for the second year in a row.”

“MTA is thrilled to again offer free transportation on Route 8, our most popular route in the entire MTA system,” said Director Mike Whitten, MTA. “This is a great opportunity to thank our passengers who ride the buses throughout the year and to also invite new members of the community who perhaps haven’t ridden a bus recently to come and check it out for free. Thank you to Mayor Craig and the City of Manchester for partnering with us again to bring back this very popular event.”

MTA Route 8 makes six regular loop stops -- the Downtown Manchester Doubletree Hotel, Michaels/Burlington Coat Factory Plaza on South Willow Street, Walmart on Gold Street, the Mall of New Hampshire, South Willow Street and Weston Road, and Downtown Manchester. For a full list of route stops and times, visit the MTA website.

Natural Resources Inventory RFP Submission Information

Published: 12/04/2019 2:11 PM - Planning & Community Development Announcements

The Manchester Conservation Commission has amended two aspects of its request for proposals for a natural resources inventory.  The incorrect submission date stated on the request for proposals has been corrected to Monday, December 23.  Also, the address for submission of proposals has changed to 195 McGregor Street, Suite 201, due to a temporary change of offices for the Manchester Planning and Community Development Department.

Additionally, the Commission established a new web page to provide information for consultants who are drafting proposals.  That web page can be found as a link on the Commission’s main page.  Any questions regarding the request for proposals asked by individual consultants will be posted to the website, along with answers, to ensure that all consultants have the same information. 


Manchester City Library News - Winter 2019-20

Published: 11/29/2019 11:00 AM - MCL Notes

Thank you for subscribing to MCL Notes!  Inside you will find information about the programs and events we have planned at the Manchester libraries over the winter months, as well as the latest news and updates.  Read all about it here!

Happy holidays from the Manchester City Library!

Spanish ServSafe® Class offered at the City of Manchester Health Department

Published: 11/26/2019 5:00 PM - Health Indicators

ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Training & Exam taught in Spanish will be offered at the City of Manchester Health Department 1528 Elm Street on February 20, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration deadline is 2/3/2020. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited. Snow date: 2/27/20. All teaching materials, book, handouts and exams will be Spanish.
The cost is $140 per person, includes ServSafe® Manager Book 7th edition, exam in Spanish, refreshments and a light lunch.
More information on Course Flyer

2019-2020 Winter Resource Guide Available

Published: 11/18/2019 10:00 AM - Health Indicators

The City of Manchester Health Department has just released its updated 2019-2020 Winter Resource Guide for Manchester residents.  The purpose of this guide is to provide residents, community organizations, and other City of Manchester departments with contact information for agencies that are providing local winter assistance for individuals and families in need. 

Please share this document with anyone who may benefit from these resources.


Published: 11/18/2019 7:00 AM - Tax Collector Announcements



We are currectly located at:

1000 Elm St., Suite 10 

(Brady Sullivan Plaza, first floor,next to the Post Office)


Google Map for Tax Collector Office as of 11-18-19 1000 Elm St Suite #10 (Brady Sullivan Plaza)


This move will be temporary due to the Renovation of City Hall West Wing.


Saturday Basketball 2020

Published: 11/07/2019 - Parks & Recreation Announcements

Saturday Basketball is returning to Beech St. School starting December 7th.  It will run every Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM until March 14th.  This is an open gym program and non-competitive . The gym is open in 90 minute blocks to each of the age groups.  Pick up games are encouraged, but there will always be a half of the court open for shoot around. 

Age Breakdown 

7-8 year olds            9:00 AM to 10:30 AM 
9-10 year olds          10:30 AM to 12:00 PM 
11-12 year olds         1:00 PM to 2:30 PM 
13-17 year olds         2:30 PM to 4:00 PM 

For more information call 624-6444 or email 

Saturday Basketball Flyer 

15 Little Libraries Scheduled to be Installed Across Manchester

Published: 10/31/2019 12:00 PM - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Today, Mayor Joyce Craig announced a partnership with Girls at Work, Inc. to install fifteen miniature libraries across the community. Built by Girls at Work, Inc. volunteering during the Granite United Way’s Day of Caring, these little libraries are scheduled to be installed in parks, near schools, and at City Hall.

Made possible through support from Girls at Work, the Manchester Parks and Recreation Division and Manchester City Library, the fifteen little libraries will be a shared resource aimed to encourage and inspire a love of reading and community engagement. 

“This will be a wonderful resource to children across our city, and I’m thrilled to be involved in this project,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “I want to thank Girls at Work, the Parks and Recreation Division and the Library for their partnership and support for this effort. By making books accessible to children and students across Manchester, we are able to continue promoting early literacy to our young learners.”

“Girls at Work was extremely excited to partner with the City of Manchester on Granite United Way Day of Caring. We had the opportunity to teach volunteers from Acadia Insurance, Parkland Medical Center, St. Mary's Bank, Sheehan Phinney Bass and Green and City Year how to build little libraries that will be displayed around the city,” said Elaine Hamel, Founder and Program Director, Girls at Work, Inc. “It's really fun to see the bonding happen with adults in an unfamiliar environment working toward a common goal of building for others. Thanks to everyone who came together to make it happen, and thanks to Granite United Way Day of Caring for bringing so many volunteers together to invest their time in our community.”

“The Manchester City Library supports literacy efforts in our community which is why we are proud to be partnering with Girls at Work, the City Parks and Recreation Division and the Mayor’s Office to support the installation of little libraries around our city,” said Denise van Zanten, Director, Manchester City Library.  “Little libraries play an integral role in communities by promoting literacy and providing access to materials for all ages.  We look forward to expanding our literacy efforts with our little library community partners.”

Reading is such an integral part of life so the Parks and Recreation Division is glad to be part of this tremendous group effort. Having free reading material available in parks and public places is a great way to encourage people of all ages to enjoy the outdoors and expand their minds at the same time,” said Janet Horvath, Recreation and Enterprise Manager, Parks and Recreation Division. “Thanks go to our partners, Mayor Craig and her staff, Girls At Work and the City Library.  We can’t wait to see you outdoors enjoying the parks and reading!”

Over the next few days, the Manchester Parks and Recreation Division will install four little libraries at Livingston Park, Rock Rimmon Park, Sheridan Emmett Park, and Manchester City Hall. The remaining eleven libraries are scheduled to be installed in spring 2020.


The City of Manchester Health Department Celebrates its 180th Anniversary

Published: 10/23/2019 1:00 PM - Health Indicators

On October 26, 1839, the City of Manchester Board of Health was established, along with a system of police, to take measures for protection against fire. An excerpt is below from:

Manchester. A brief record of its past and a picture of its present, Clarke, Maurice D., comp., Clarke, John B. (John Badger), 1820-1891.1

To celebrate the Department’s history and present role as the City’s chief health strategist and neighborhood catalyst, we are pleased to announce the release of two documents – the Ten Commandments of Health from 1922 with a newly created version for 2019; and the Greater Manchester Community Health Needs Assessment.

The Ten Commandments of Health serve as a reminder of how the definition of health has changed over nearly 100 years since the first version was created. The 2019 version provides a greater emphasis on aspects of health that are not only physical, such as disease or illness, but behavioral health as well, such as the importance of getting exercise and eating healthy. One notable similarity is the recommendation for an annual vacation as a measure of wellbeing and mental health. The full stylized version can be found at:

Read more of the Press Release...

Mayor Craig Announces Second Annual ‘Halloween at City Hall’

Published: 10/15/2019 10:56 AM - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Today, Mayor Joyce Craig announced she will host the Second Annual ‘Halloween at City Hall’ event on October 31st. From 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., students, parents and children are invited to come to City Hall to pick out a free book from the Bookmobile, meet the Mayor, grab a treat and show off their costumes.

“I’m excited we’re able to host Halloween at City Hall again this year,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “With support from the Manchester School District and Manchester City Library, the Bookmobile will be here to hand out free books everyone that stops by.”

Weather permitting, the event is scheduled to take place in City Hall Plaza, 900 Elm Street. In case of poor weather, Halloween at City Hall will be held in the Aldermanic Chambers inside City Hall.

Trick-or-treating in the City of Manchester is scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Round the Res Tower Hill 5 Miler - Benefitting Water Youth Education Program

Published: 10/08/2019 8:37 AM - Water Works News

Saturday October 26th at 9:30am

Register by October 11th to get your race t-shirt!

Course is a gravel road and perfect for anyone interested in off-road/trail running.  No trail sneakers needed.  Maybe even some small/short rolling hills.  See course map at registration link below.

Proceeds of this race will be donated to the Manchester Water Works Youth Education Program. The Manchester Water Works Water Education program has been officially part of the Manchester School system curriculum since 1994. Each year we perform water related presentations in local classrooms, discussing the importance of water for each of us.  2019 marked a first for us and for Manchester; ALL 14 elementary schools are participating in some aspect of the program!  The 4th grade program includes classroom presentations and individual Water Science fairs! Individual fairs take place at each school with the City of Manchester Final at the Water Treatment Plant.  Finalists from the City Fair move on to the State of New Hampshire Water Festival and Water Science Fair Final.  Our 3rd grade program includes individual classroom presentations and our annual 3rd grade Poster Contest.  

The success of this program has been evident with our dealings with our customers over the years, and the program itself receives an abundance of positive feedback from children, parents, teachers and community members.  Generous community members volunteer their time to help judge all of these wonderful posters and projects. Not only are the students, teachers, and parents learning about various water topics, but also the people that volunteer their time to help facilitate the program. Promoting the education program allows the employees of Manchester Water Works to go out into the community and interact with our present and future customers.  Educating tomorrow’s consumers today is a proactive way to promote the Manchester Water Works’ goal of providing the highest quality drinking water to our customers.


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