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No trash, recycling or yard waste collection on Memorial Day

Published: 05/25/2019 8:00 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

There will be no trash, recycling or yard waste collection on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. 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 collection day but...

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Memorial Day Parade. Monday 5-27-2019. Road closures on Elm Street 1PM-3PM

Published: 05/24/2019 12:33 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Elm Street from Webster to Granite St will be closed from approximately 1 PM - 3 PM Monday May 27, 2019 for the Memorial Day Parade. Traffic delays and road closures to be expected from about 1-3 PM. Suggest using Granite St Bridge to access Elm Street southerly.

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Yard waste collection switching to every other week

Published: 05/23/2019 8:00 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Curbside yard waste collection changes to its mid-season, every-other-week schedule beginning the week of May 27. Have trouble keeping track? Download your personalized collection schedule directly to the calendar on your smart phone, laptop, or other device. It’s simple and free.

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CLOSING ON MONDAY MAY 27, 2019 FOR MEMORIAL DAY

Published: 05/23/2019 7:00 AM - Tax Collector Announcements

All City of Manchester offices (including the Tax Office) will be Close on Monday May 27, 2019. We will resume our normal business schedule on Tuesday 5/28/19.

Mayor Craig Announces South Millyard Project Charrette

Published: 05/19/2019 9:51 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Community Message

The City of Manchester is hosting planning sessions where people can collaborate on a vision for development of the South Millyard area. Called a charrette, this project has the potential to improve transportation systems in order to ensure the city’s continued economic health and growth.   DATE: ...

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Mayor Craig Announces South Millyard Project Charrette

Published: 05/19/2019 8:18 AM - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Residents, Property Owners and Stakeholders are invited to share visions for redevelopment on May 23

Today, Mayor Joyce Craig announced a South Millyard project charrette happening on Thursday, May 23. Residents, property owners, and stakeholders are invited to give their input to help shape the future of the South Millyard area in downtown Manchester.

Three project charrette sessions will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Manchester, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m., and a final feedback session at 7:00 p.m.

“We’re looking forward to getting input from the businesses, residents and visitors regarding the South Millyard area,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “I encourage everyone to stop by, share ideas and learn more about this initiative.”

The South Millyard charrette is a direct result of the City of Manchester’s announcement to pursue a Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant to explore development in the South Commercial and South Elm Street areas of the Millyard.

BUILD grants can provide a unique opportunity for the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve national objectives. They’re administered by USDOT to support communities to obtain funding for multi-modal, multi-jurisdictional projects that are more difficult to support through traditional DOT programs.

The South Millyard project charrette’s overall vision is to create a schematic design for downtown connection and a multimodal hub; a project with the potential to improve all types of transportation systems in order to ensure the city’s continued economic health and growth. All of downtown/Millyard is in the study area, but the BUILD grant project is focused on the area from Granite Street to Queen City Avenue (from north to south) and Elm Street across the river to Second Street (from east to west).

WHAT: South Millyard Project Charrette
WHEN: Thursday, May 23 
Workshop Sessions: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. OR 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Feedback/Presentation Session: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: DoubleTree Downtown Manchester, 700 Elm St.

The South Millyard project charrette is free and open to the public.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event this Saturday!

Published: 05/08/2019 8:00 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

The City is holding a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event this Saturday, May 11, from 8 AM to 2 PM, at the Drop Off Facility (500 Dunbarton Road).  This is an opportunity for Manchester residents to dispose of household hazardous wastes safely, legally and free of charge.  For more informatio...

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event this Saturday!

Published: 05/06/2019 9:06 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

CORRECTION TO PREVIOUS NOTIFICATION – The City is holding a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event this Saturday, May 11, from 8 AM to 2 PM, at the Drop Off Facility (500 Dunbarton Road).  This is an opportunity for Manchester residents to dispose of household hazardous wastes safely, legally an...

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event next Saturday!

Published: 05/05/2019 8:00 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Weekly curbside collection of yard waste resumes Monday, April 15. Download a personalized schedule to your electronic calendar and always know when your pickup is! Remember, yard waste must be at the curb by 7 AM of your collection day. It must be in biodegradable paper bags, bundles, or barrels wi...

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Manchester Parks and Recreation May Newsletter

Published: 05/02/2019 - Parks & Recreation Announcements

Hello All,

May is here already!  Attached is the May Parks, Recreation & Cemeteries email newsletter.  Join a clean up effort or host one of your own.  We truly appreciate everyone who does their part to keep our parks clean!

Enjoy - May Newsletter 

Road Closures May 2nd from 4-9 PM for the Intown Taco Tour Event Downtown.

Published: 05/01/2019 2:00 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

The City of Manchester would like to advise members of the public of an event that may cause traffic delays and increase traffic congestion on Thursday, May 2, 2019. The Intown Taco Tour event will bring thousands of people to downtown Manchester, NH, Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 4:00PM to 9:00 PM....

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Hepatitis A Outbreak in New Hampshire Accelerating

Published: 04/17/2019 8:23 AM - Health Indicators

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) has announced that there has been a significant increase in the number of people in New Hampshire diagnosed with hepatitis A. The rate at which cases are being reported are concerning; 33 hepatitis A diagnoses were made in March alone. Since November 2018, 79 people have been diagnosed with hepatitis A, compared to an average of 6 – 7 people annually in recent years. The hepatitis A cases diagnosed since November have occurred in the counties of Hillsborough (36), Strafford (17), Rockingham (10), Merrimack (10), Cheshire (2), Grafton (2), Sullivan (1) and Carroll (1) Counties. One person from Merrimack County has died.

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Walk for your Health Spring Schedule 2019

Published: 04/10/2019 11:50 AM - Parks & Recreation Announcements

Walk for your Health is  a walking program hosted by the Manchester Parks, Recreation, and Cemeteries Division.  Walks are 3 days a week (MWF) starting at 9 AM. 

New this year there is a option to participate in Walk with Ease which will be at the same time and same walking route as the regular walks for the first 6 weeks. 

Spring Schedule 

Fun in the Sun Information 2019

Published: 04/05/2019 8:55 AM - Parks & Recreation Announcements

NEW FUN IN THE SUN REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION 

Mayor Craig and one2one USA Foundation Announce $45,000 grant to Manchester Community Health Center

Published: 04/04/2019 2:23 PM - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Funds to be used to help pregnant mothers and their babies suffering from substance use disorder

New York-based one2one USA Foundation announced today it has awarded the Manchester Community Health Center (MCHC) a $45,000 grant  to support the organization’s work in providing for the care of pregnant women and their newborn babies struggling from the opioid crisis.

Proceeds from the grant are designated to create a new health and social services position within MCHC to provide local women with the medical and social welfare services they need and their unborn children deserve. The position is expected to serve about 100 local babies born each year with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) to mothers struggling with addiction, a rate that has increased fivefold in New Hampshire between 2005 and 2015, according to the University of New Hampshire and New Futures Kids Count. 

Following an introduction at the National League of Cities, Mayor’s Institute on Opioids, one2one USA Foundation worked closely with Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig in determining how to best deploy the grant in order to have the greatest impact.

“This grant exemplifies the generosity of our community and ensures we have the resources we need to solve complex problems,” said Mayor Craig. “This funding for the Manchester Community Health Center will help a vulnerable population within our city, and I want to thank one2one Foundation and its donors for helping us address an area of critical need in Manchester.”

The grant is made possible by the unique mission of the one2one USA Foundation, which cuts through bureaucratic red tape by allowing donors to target donations to specific causes and individual needs. In this instance, the Foundation, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, worked with a couple from New York, who spend time in southern New Hampshire, to establish the New Hampshire Opioid Relief program, which provided the grant.

“The generosity of one2one USA and its donors will go a long way in our effort to help newborns and their mothers overcome the challenges of opioid addiction,” says Kris McCracken, president of MCHC. “Through their good work we now have the ability to make an immediate impact in our community, improving the lives of the most vulnerable among us. Research shows the success rate of weaning babies off opioids is high when they quickly receive the medical and social services they need. This grant aims to enable hospitals and organizations to do just that.”

Statewide, New Hampshire suffers from the second-highest rate of opioid-related overdose deaths in the country. In 2016 (the latest year for which numbers are available), there were 437 opioid-related overdose deaths­­­ in New Hampshire—nearly three times higher than the national rate.

Manchester Community Health Center, a federally qualified health center that specializes in providing high-quality, comprehensive, family-oriented primary health care, is making significant headway in combating the opioid epidemic by providing, among other services, Medication-Assisted Treatment to patients with opioid and other substance abuse disorders.

Individuals can learn more about how they can support important causes to them by going to https://one2oneusa.org/donor/. All donations are tax exempt.

 

Pardon Our Appearance

Published: 03/19/2019 - City Clerk Announcements

Please pardon our appearance while the City Hall clock tower is being repaired.  Upon your next visit, the main entrance to City Hall will likely be closed during the day to allow for workers to safely operate overhead.  All other entrances, including the adjacent ramp entrance, will remain open to access any department within the City Hall complex. 

Internally, the grand staircase and elevator will still provide you with full access to the offices and meeting rooms inside City Hall.  If you have accessibility concerns, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 603-624-6455 or email us at cityclerk@manchesternh.gov

Thank you for your patience while we repair this 174-year-old city treasure. 

Golf Pro named at Derryfield Country Club

Published: 03/08/2019 - Parks & Recreation Announcements

Cory Mansfield has been named the new golf professional at the Derryfield Country Club.  Full press release below:

Press Release

Mayor Craig Announces iFundWomen NH Crowdfunding Platform for Women Entrepreneurs

Published: 03/07/2019 - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Mayor Craig, The Center for Women and Enterprise, the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation, and iFundWomen join forces to launch a crowdfunding experience dedicated to providing New Hampshire women entrepreneurs with the capital, coaching, creative and connections needed to start and grow businesses.

MANCHESTER, N.H. – March 7, 2019 - Today, on the eve of International Women’s Day 2019, Mayor Joyce Craig, the Center for Women and Enterprise, the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation, and iFundWomen, the only crowdfunding ecosystem designed for female entrepreneurs, announced the launch of iFundWomen New Hampshire, a statewide initiative to drive funding to early-stage women-led businesses.

There are 12.3 million female entrepreneurs in the United States alone, and with female founders starting businesses at 4.8 times the national average, it is without question that women-owned firms in the State of New Hampshire have the potential to play a much bigger role in the local economy. 

Despite advancements, funding options for these female entrepreneurs remain limited with women only receiving 2.2% of the venture capital dollars allocated. This leaves few traditional options for female business owners who are left to max out credit cards or take out loans to fund their startups.  iFundWomen New Hampshire is a solution to this funding problem, providing women-owned businesses with the access to capital they need to help them successfully launch and grow, create jobs, and have a positive impact on New Hampshire’s economic development.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for women entrepreneurs across our State,” said Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig. “By establishing a system that helps female business owners gain access to capital, we can make our New Hampshire business landscape more representative of those who live here.”

All women-led businesses that are launching, growing, pivoting, or marketing their product or service in the State of New Hampshire are strongly encouraged to sign up for the inaugural cohort. Entrepreneurs who sign up will have the option to start their crowdfunding campaigns immediately or receive coaching first. They will have access to video production services, a community of entrepreneurs utilizing the iFundWomen platform, as well as local, one-on-one crowdfunding coaching, offered by New Hampshire entrepreneur and iFundWomen Certified Crowdfunding Coach, Kristin Hardwick. “I’m thrilled to help bring iFundWomen to New Hampshire because it’s an amazing service that I wished I had when starting out. Being able to serve and support this community is an exciting honor,” said Hardwick.

“It is critical that female founders of New Hampshire have access to a crowdfunding platform that provides them with a low-risk, efficient path to funding, allowing them to prove demand for their products or services before they invest in supply, all without the risk of going into debt funding their startups. Together we are heeding the call, and bringing iFundWomen New Hampshire to life,” said Karen Cahn, Founder and CEO of iFundWomen. “When women empower women, the whole world benefits, and the fact that Nancy Pearson, Director of the Center for Women and Enterprise in New Hampshire, saw this opportunity and immediately connected with Mayor Craig to launch this cohort speaks volumes about their commitment to the women entrepreneurs in New Hampshire.”

The Center for Women and Enterprise has worked with more than 46,000 Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont entrepreneurs since 1995. CWE also operates the Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England (VBOC of NE) that focuses on assisting veterans, active duty service members and their families with starting and growing their business.

“Funding is one of the biggest hurdles for women entrepreneurs, and I’ve been keeping an eye on the success stories on the iFundWomen crowdfunding platform, which was created by women for women,” said Pearson. “New Hampshire women entrepreneurs are typically right on, or ahead of, national trends, so 2019 is the perfect time to jointly launch this initiative in the Granite State.”

Finally, the iFundWomen New Hampshire cohort is made possible in part by the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation, a statewide foundation investing in opportunity and equality for women and girls in New Hampshire. “The Women’s Foundation is proud to support the Center for Women and Enterprise and iFundWomen New Hampshire because we believe providing tools, resources and funding to women business owners will positively impact women, families, and communities across the Granite State. We are excited to see this statewide initiative grow,” says Tanna Clews, CEO.

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NH Department of Health and Human Services Notifies of International Traveler With Measles

Published: 03/04/2019 - Health Indicators

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) received a report of an international traveler visiting New Hampshire who has been diagnosed with measles, and traveled to New Hampshire when they were able to transmit the virus to others. This person traveled by bus on February 26, 2019 from South Station in Boston, MA, to the Manchester, NH Transportation Center. Any person who rode the same bus is considered exposed to measles, and any person who was present or transited through South Station in Boston, MA on February 26, 2019 from about 8:30 pm through midnight is potentially exposed.

Any individual meeting these criteria needs to urgently review their measles vaccination or immunity status. Individuals who are not vaccinated or immune, or have questions about their immunization status, are encouraged to contact DPHS as soon as possible at 603-271-4496 (603-271-5300 after hours) and ask for the public health nurse on call. Anyone who was potentially exposed and is not immune needs immediate vaccination to help prevent development of measles.

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Manchester City Library News - Spring 2019

Published: 02/25/2019 6:30 PM - MCL Notes

Thank you for subscribing to MCL Notes!  Inside you will find information about programs, events, and news items for the Manchester libraries over the next several months.  Read all about it here!

ATTENTION TAX PAYERS AND MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRANTS

Published: 02/20/2019 - Tax Collector Announcements

Credit card payments are now accepted in person at the Tax Office for property taxes & motor vehicle transactions.

Mastercard,Visa,Discover And American Express Credit Card will be accepted.

There is a 2.75% service fee, minimum $1.95. All convenience fees are collected by the credit card processer and not the City of Manchester.

We will continue to accept the following payment types:

Checks
Cashier checks
Money orders
Bank checks
Travelers checks
Cash

 

 

 

 

Mayor Joyce Craig to Participate in Waypoint’s Fifth Annual SleepOut

Published: 02/19/2019 - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

For the second year in a row, Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig will spend a night outside to raise awareness and money for homeless youth in New Hampshire.

Craig is participating in Waypoint’s fifth annual SleepOut, an event dedicated to raising community awareness and funds to help stabilize and transform the lives of homeless youth in New Hampshire. The event will take place on March 22 in downtown Manchester at Stanton Plaza in front of the DoubleTree Hotel.

“I’m looking forward to participating in Waypoint’s SleepOut again this year,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “Homelessness is a moral challenge, and we must address it with empathy and resolve. By raising funds and supporting organizations such as Waypoint, our community will ensure homeless youth have access to the critical support they need.”

The Mayor will 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.

Waypoint 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. They provide basic needs such as food and clothing, and connections to shelter and medical care. In addition, Waypoint provides mental health and substance abuse counseling and helps youth with educational advocacy, employment, and housing.

To learn more about Waypoint’s SleepOut event, visit their website. If you’d like to support Mayor Craig’s team, donate here.
 

Real ID Documents

Published: 02/01/2019 - City Clerk Announcements

 

Real ID-Real EASY

Do you need your certified birth or marriage certificate in order to get your Real ID?

Sky and Airplane Wing
The City Clerk’s Office in Manchester, NH now offers a convenient online portal that makes it easy.


NO LINES AND NO WAITING

Just use your credit card, email us a copy of your photo ID and the record will be mailed to you. We even offer expedited shipping for an additional fee.

 

Ready to place your order?  Go to:

www.manchesternh.gov/vitalrecords

For more information on Real ID visit NH Dept. of Safety:

www.nh.gov

Manchester opioid overdoses and overdose deaths decreasing

Published: 01/03/2019 - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Most of New Hampshire saw opioid overdoses continue to rise

January 3, 2019 -- This morning, Mayor Joyce Craig praised American Medical Response (AMR)’s recent report that opioid overdoses and opioid overdose deaths are decreasing in the City of Manchester.

“This is the first time Manchester has seen a decrease in opioid overdoses since this epidemic began,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “In the last year, we have worked to develop a new system of care for those seeking help from substance use disorder. I believe strong partnerships and the success of our Safe Station program can directly be attributed to Manchester’s decreasing opioid overdose rate. Unlike Manchester, opioid overdoses across New Hampshire are continuing to rise. There’s still much more we need to do, but this is a positive step in working to eliminate opioid overdoses in our city.”

Since its inception, the Safe Station program in Manchester has seen 4,837 people come into local fire stations. However, by developing a new system of care in 2018, the average time it takes to get an individual into treatment through Manchester Safe Station decreased from two to three weeks to two to three days. It takes an average of nine minutes to get an individual through Manchester’s Safe Station access point.

As a result of Manchester’s Treatment and Recovery Network developed in 2018, individuals seeking help through Safe Station are screened for multiple needs, including homelessness, mental health issues and substance use disorder. Once needs are assessed, individuals are connected to various organizations to get them the help they need.

“There are many people who make our system of care work,” added Mayor Craig. “The Manchester Fire Department, the Manchester Police Department, the Manchester Health Department, AMR, Granite Pathways, the Farnum Center, Elliot Hospital, Catholic Medical Center, the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, Makin’ It Happen, Families in Transition - New Horizons, Granite United Way, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and others have continued to work with the city to develop a system that is saving lives.”

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UPDATE: New Payment Options For Manchester Water Works

Published: 12/28/2018 - Water Works News

Manchester Water Works would like to announce a new payment portal and phone system, Paymentus and Selectron, offering new functions for payment of water and sewer bills – electronic billing, direct payment, and pay by phone. Some clarification on these items:

Electronic billing - If you select this option, you will no longer receive a bill in the mail. You will receive your bill via email and there is no charge for this service. The intention is to get your bill to you faster and be more environmentally friendly by offering a paperless option.

Direct payment – If you select this option through Paymentus, your bill will automatically be withdrawn from your account on the due date each quarter. You will be charged a $2.95 processing fee each time by our service provider. However, you can still sign up for direct payment through MWW (see http://www.manchesternh.gov/Departments/Water-Works/Customer-Account-Information for the enrollment form) for free.

Pay by phone – Previously, to pay over the phone you spoke with one of our customer service representatives. Our new phone system now has an automated attendant that can process your payment. Call 603-624-6494 and select option #2. A $2.95 processing fee is charged by our service provider.

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