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Area man arrested for revenge porn

NASHUA – A Boston man is charged with a felony after he allegedly posted revenge pornography of his ex-girlfriend on the internet. Nashua officers took Jamaal Houston, 24, into custody this week after he was arrested in Massachusetts on a Nashua warrant charging him with non-consensual ...

Star Wars fans flock to first viewing of ‘The Last Jedi’

Hundreds of area residents were strong with the Force Thursday night, attending the premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at Chunky’s Cinema and Pub in Nashua. The theater chain showed the film in seven of its eight theaters, allowing fans of the franchise – many decked out in Star ...

Governor creates diversity council

CONCORD – New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed off on an executive order Thursday aimed at taking on discrimination in the state. “If we really want to be the Live Free or Die state, we must ensure that New Hampshire is a place where every person, regardless of their background, has an ...

Seeking out solutions to stay warm this winter

NASHUA – With the recent cold snap causing temperatures to drop into the teens and low 20s, the area’s homeless are showing interest in seeking out shelter to evade the harsh winter weather. However, people struggling with a low income situation may also find it difficult to stay warm this ...

N.H. man sentenced in elaborate cybercrime

CONCORD – Pop star Brandon Cyrus is the little brother of Miley Cyrus, with acting credits in several high-profile Hollywood productions, and an active social media presence, including 1.6 million followers on Twitter. The only problem is, Brandon Cyrus does not exist. He is the creation of ...

Brief, tense pursuit ends in crash, arrest

HUDSON – Police didn’t specify just how fast 18-year-old Zackary Balcom was driving Monday evening when he allegedly sped past a stopped police cruiser before crashing into another car. But they did allege that it was “an apparent high rate of speed” and “in excess of the posted 30 ...

Salvation Army seeking donations of gift cards, clothing, winter coats

NASHUA – Each year around this time, staff members and volunteers over at The Salvation Army cheerfully transform themselves into busy little elves and go to work fulfilling the hundreds of requests for everything from clothing and toys to gift cards and even basketballs and footballs. But ...

BOE bids farewell to departing members

NASHUA – Monday night’s Board of Education meeting kicked off with a special send off for the Board members who will not be returning. Nashua Superintendent Jahmal Mosley thanked Robert Hallowell, Sandra Ziehm, George Farrington and David Murotake for their years of service and gave each ...

Holiday trash, recycling schedules announced

NASHUA – The Solid Waste Department will be closed on Christmas Day, a Monday. The Four Hills Landfill/Nashua Recycling Center also will be closed, and there will be no curbside pickups on that day. Normal operations will resume on Dec. 26, and all collections will be one day late during the ...

Warm winters activate ticks

Black-legged ticks – deer ticks – that carry Lyme disease are out there and still active. They may dine as long as temps are above freezing. Don’t be their next meal. Dr. Julia Greenspan is a Merrimack resident whose naturopathic practice is located in Amherst. She notes that adult ticks ...

Deck City Hall

NASHUA – Everyone agreed that Nashua City Hall has great acoustics as the notes from “What Child is This” and “Deck the Halls” filled the room and bounced around the first floor rotunda. Members of the Fairgrounds Middle School Select Choir provided the soundtrack for a decades-old ...

Dusty Old Cars victim goes after lawyers

NASHUA – One of the more than 100 alleged victims involved in the ongoing Dusty Old Cars saga has had it with the lawyers involved in the bankruptcy side of the case. “I was lied to, misled, deceived and misrepresented by the very attorneys who were supposed to be there to help or assist us ...

Snowfall set for today into Sunday

NASHUA – The first measurable snowfall of the winter season is set to hit the Nashua area somewhere between 10 a.m. and noon today. Some flurries were seen across the state last month. Meteorologists though, are predicting 4 to 5 inches of snow in Greater Nashua from this storm system. Doug ...

SHARE Outreach helping families

MILFORD – After separating from her husband, Pauline was left with four children, ages 8, 10, 14 and 16 and bills to be paid. Given her situation, she needed some assistance, and as a result, reached out to SHARE Outreach, who’s now been a part of her life for a decade. “They’ve done a ...

Downtown Nashua business moves to new location

NASHUA – Svetlana Yanushkevich likes a wine that can bring you to a particular place in the world; one with delicate, intelligent flavors that remind you less of fruits, but more of the soils they are grown in. Her favorite grape varietal is pinot noir, but she can’t resist a glass of ...

Nashua cleans up at Lego competition

NASHUA – Several local teams took home prizes last weekend at the FIRST Lego League New Hampshire State Championship at Windham High School. More than 1,000 people cheered on the contestants, ages 9-16, who guided homemade Lego robots through obstacle-like courses, finding new ways to find, ...

Front Door Agency, Santa Fund host bouncy Christmas fun

NASHUA – For the children in the Front Door Agency’s Transitional Housing Program, Tuesday night’s party at Jump on In was a dream come true – an indoor bouncy house playground, pizza and a visit from Santa Claus himself. The program, which aims to help women with children transition ...

Salimullah hearings resume

NASHUA – Going forward once again after four years worth of starts and stops, the parties in the attempted murder case of former Nashua resident Mohammad Salimullah are now awaiting a judge’s ruling on a suppression hearing that concluded Thursday. Salimullah, 39, formerly of 18 E. Pearl ...

Mother of teenager hopes to put gifts under tree, now that they are reunited

NASHUA – For Kelly, the hardest part of being homeless wasn’t the constant moving around or the uncertain future, it was having to be apart from her son. “It was very, very hard,” she said. “I’ve never been away from him before.” She knew, though, that having him stay with a ...

Documentary, discussion on refugees at NCC

NASHUA – Nashua Community College hosted a screening of the documentary “Uprooted: Heartache and Hope in New Hampshire,” followed by group discussion in conjunction with the NCC Lecture Series. This is the second event in the series this semester, and both the NCC and Nashua communities ...