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Morning Edition host Rick Ganley and Eileen Brady, a social worker for the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter.
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Last call

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NASHUA – Eileen Brady, who has dedicated her life to helping others, is retiring after working at the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter for almost a quarter century. Brady will be honored at a retirement party at the Nashua Soup Kitchen on Quincy Street from 1-4 p.m. March 31. Brady, a nun ...

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Ernesto Rivera gives a thumbs-up as he leaves a 2015 court hearing around the time he was convicted of charges that sent him to prison for 30-plus years.

‘Career criminal’ Ernesto Rivera seeks to depose former attorney

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NASHUA – A newly-appointed lawyer for convicted career criminal Ernesto Rivera got a Superior Court judge’s OK last week to depose one of Rivera’s former attorneys, saying he will file a formal motion before May 1. Attorney Carl D. Olson told Judge Charles Temple that the deposition is ...

Springtime brings out bear concerns

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It’s barely spring, but the state’s wildlife officials are alerting backyard birders to take down feeders to keep black bears from getting too close to homes. “Den emergence by bears appears to be a couple of weeks earlier this year, and the upcoming stretch of mild spring weather will ...

Merrimack grad in running for $100K entrepreneurship prize

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MERRIMACK – Hannah Vaccaro, a member of the Merrimack High School Class of 2014, is on a team that is among 25 in the running for a $100,000 entrepreneurship prize. Vaccaro, a junior entrepreneurship major at Grove City College in Pennsylvania, is competing for the prize with classmate Ross ...

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People hold signs as they march down Main Street March 25 during Nashua's 3rd Awareness is Healing Walk to Stop Heroin.

Heroin walk draws hundreds to Nashua

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NASHUA – Hundreds conquered rain and sleet Saturday as they marched from Greeley Park to Main Street during the city’s third Awareness is Healing Walk to Stop Heroin. Many rang cowbells, and others chanted while carrying signs with anti-heroin slogans or images to memorialize loved ...

FILE - This March 18, 2010, file photo shows the YouTube website in Los Angeles. An advertising boycott of YouTube is broadening in a sign of the skepticism surrounding Google’s promise to prevent marketing campaigns from appearing alongside repugnant videos. PepsiCo, Wal-Mart Stores and Dish Network became the latest companies to suspend their advertising on YouTube after The Wall Street Journal found Google’s automated programs placed their brands on five videos containing racist content. Even though the defections are continuing, most analysts aren’t worried yet. Starbucks and General Motors also joined in the YouTube boycott Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

More big brands pull ads from YouTube in widening boycott

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SAN FRANCISCO – An advertising boycott of YouTube is broadening, a sign that big-spending companies doubt Google’s ability to prevent marketing campaigns from appearing alongside repugnant videos. PepsiCo, Wal-Mart Stores and Starbucks on Friday confirmed that they have also suspended their ...

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Lisa Vasquez, substance misuse prevention coordinator for the Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services, offers a tutorial March 23 at the Nashua Public Library on how to use Narcan, the opioid reversal drug.

Young adults talk substance abuse

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NASHUA – Despite that young adults between 18 and 25 years old have been devastated by the opioid epidemic, it’s not always easy to get them to talk about the problem. So, the fact that more than a dozen millennials came out Thursday to the Nashua Public Library to discuss the subject was ...

Bishop Guertin High School chooses Gann to direct communications

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NASHUA – Bishop Guertin High School, a co-educational high school in the tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, has named Kathryn Gann as the new Director of Communications. In her role, Kathryn will oversee all external communications and marketing for the school and its ...

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James Ciampa, 67, of 225 Harris Road, Nashua

Suppression of search warrant sought in child porn case

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NASHUA – The search warrant that authorized police to enter James Ciampa’s Nashua home last year and recover numerous images depicting child sexual abuse was vague and “lacked probable cause” and therefore, the evidence the search turned up should be suppressed, Ciampa’s lawyer told a ...

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Merrimack Chamber of Commerce names new president

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The Merrimack Chamber of Commerce welcomes Melissa Ballard Sullivan as its new President. Formerly the Director of Development and Public Relations at Marguerite’s Place, Inc., in Nashua, Melissa brings over 20 years of experience in marketing, public relations, development and strategic ...

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Merrimack High School pictured June 2016.

Merrimack freshmen participate in daylong Challenge Day workshop

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MERRIMACK – A group of 100 freshmen at Merrimack High School joined a marathon daylong workshop on Wednesday designed to foster compassion and understanding among students, as well as staff. “As a teacher, you get caught up in getting things done, but you never know what students carry with ...

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Merrimack High School topped the Academy of Science and Design in a sudden-death tie-breaker round this week, winning with a score of 380 to 360.

Merrimack beats ASD in ‘Granite State Challenge’

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DURHAM – Merrimack High School topped the Academy of Science and Design in a sudden-death tiebreaker in “Granite State Challenge” this week, winning 380-360. ASD held a slight lead for most of the game and went into the final 20-point round ahead 360-260. Neither team could answer the ...

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Roedel Co. announces director of construction

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WILTON – Roedel Companies welcomes Brett Beliveau as Director of Construction for ROK Builders. Beliveau’s responsibilities include directing personnel on multiple projects from inception through project completion, planning schedules and budgeting construction funds. Beliveau has more than ...

Local Business Calendar

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GREATER NASHUA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENTS NASHUA – 142 Main St. Information/registration: 881-8333 or www.nashuachamber.com. Registration required for all events unless otherwise noted. March 27: Legislative Cross Over Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Join our local and ...

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U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan speaks to Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess Friday at a celebration of the city’s achievement to end homelessness among veterans.

Nashua recognized for ending homelessness for veterans

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NASHUA – Courtney Loboa spent years drifting in and out of homeless shelters before and after he got out of the Navy. Loboa grew up in a dysfunctional family, and never put down roots except for the six years he lived in Manchester as a child. When he graduated from high school, Loboa spent ...