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Housing task force zeroes in on vacant and blighted properties to increase affordable rental units

High rents and low vacancy rates continue to plague New Hampshire’s rental housing market. The New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority recently released their New Hampshire Residential Cost Survey Report, which shows that vacancy rates in Hillsborough County remain low at 2.3 percent, a 5 percent rate is considered manageable. In Manchester, the median rent for a 2-bedroom apartment has risen from $1,406 in 2019 to $1,483 in 2020. READ MORE

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Addition of 4 behavioral health unit beds at Elliot will help ease ED demand, increase timely services

“We saw an increase in the volume of behavioral health patients waiting for inpatient beds in our Emergency Department daily. So, we decided to increase bed capacity within the behavioral health department right here at The Elliot in order to respond to the needs of our community,” Andria Dobberstein, MSN, RN, Director of Behavioral Health at Elliot Health System, says. READ MORE

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Dartmouth-Hitchock collaborates with partners for World Stroke Day

In addition to DHMC, member centers include Baystate Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, Brigham And Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Maine Medical Center, Hartford Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center, Rhode Island Hospital and University of Vermont Medical Center. READ MORE

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Voting ‘Yes’ on Question 1 promotes local control, enables citizens to improve school budget process

The great irony of the reaction against Question 1 is that the forces attacking it under the false claim that it would allow the Board of the School Committee to override the tax cap portray themselves, in the political arena, as advocates of local control. What Question 1 does is give back control over the City Charter to the people of Manchester. READ MORE

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