Running from their record? Or have no accomplishments?

Running from their record? Or have no accomplishments?

The Claim: Recently several press releases have come to our attention (as recently as toady) making the claim that everything that’s wrong in the city is because of the Mayor?  Hmmmm . . . . let’s take a closer look! The Examination: Looking at the field of candidates running for Mayor we have Alderman Joyce Craig (according

Editorial ~ A bad indicator: City gets a spending warning

Editorial ~ A bad indicator: City gets a spending warning

An Editorial from the NH Union Leader: While unserious people shout platitudes and pretend that government is a bottomless pit of other people’s money, serious people look at bank balances and economic indicators and worry. Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas has been doing the latter, and last month’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures give him more cause

Manchester Community Health Center Receives Grant for West Side Health Clinic

Manchester Community Health Center Receives Grant for West Side Health Clinic

The Manchester Community Health Center has announced that they have been awarded a $566,667 grant from the Affordable Care Act and the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to open a West Side.  According to the Manchester Community Health Center this will mean the ability to expand patient care to an additional 2,200 patients.  The

City, School District and Community Partners Announce $2.8m investment to transform neighborhoods

City, School District and Community Partners Announce $2.8m investment to transform neighborhoods

Local community leaders in Manchester gathered on the grounds of Gossler Park School on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 to announce an unprecedented collaborative initiative that will strengthen child, adult and community capacities. This collective effort, known as the Neighborhood Health Improvement Strategy (NHIS), is a fresh approach to addressing barriers to family and community success.

Manchester Ranks #1 city in U.S. and gets an A+ for Small Business Friendliness

Manchester Ranks #1 city in U.S. and gets an A+ for Small Business Friendliness

This morning Thumbtack.com announced that Manchester was ranked the #1 city in the United States for small business friendliness and an A+ rating after compiling results of their annual Small Business Friendly Survey. This is great news, I am ecstatic! For six years we have worked hard to foster a more business-friendly environment here in

The White House Saves the Day????

The White House Saves the Day????

“Truth Check,” August 20, 2015: The Claim: Mayoral Candidate, six-year Alderman and one -term School Board member Joyce Craig’s statement on August 18th about the recent White House initiative to aid the fight on heroin and opioid addiction in NH she begins by “applauding the efforts as an important step towards combatting the regions heroin

This Week on Girard-At-Large 90.7FM #1

This Week on Girard-At-Large 90.7FM #1

This week on Girard-At-Large, August  Mayor Gatsas joins Rich Girard for his weekly interview on Girard-At-Large.  This week they discuss the heroin addiction, the new “Not Even Once” campaign for city students and all things Queen City!

Conflict of Interest ???

Conflict of Interest ???

“Truth Check” August 13, 2015:  The Claim: The Mayor has a conflict of interest serving as both the Chairman of the Board of School Committee and also in his capacity as Mayor on the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.  This claim has been made from Mayoral-hopefuls, to upset members of the Board of School Committee,

An open letter to the teachers, students and taxpayers of #mht

An open letter to the teachers, students and taxpayers of #mht

There’s a great deal of passion amongst all parties when it comes to contract negotiations no matter what the circumstances. I understand it, I share it and I would never dismiss any opinion – I would hope for the same consideration. Any Mayor is tasked with putting together a budget that meets the criteria of

EDITORIAL ~ Teamwork: MEA should take its own advice

When the Manchester Education Association — the city’s teachers union — asked its members to rally at City Hall Monday night, it told them, “now is the time to come together and work as a team.” Yes, it’s time the MEA dropped its reflexively adversarial pose and started being a team player at City Hall.

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