Ted Siefer's City Hall: Greazzo's attention to detail keeps board honest
Greazzo doesn't think there's a problem with the system, but he does feel that too many aldermen are willing to sign off on measures that violate personal rights.
- - - - - - -
Greazzo was again the lone holdout - he abstained - when it came time Tuesday to confirm William Craig as the city's economic development director.
"I'm looking forward for Mr. Craig to start because there will be an awful lot of items on the table," he said at the meeting. "It's going to take some long hours, but I know his love for the city wasn't second to anyone interviewed. I know he'll give 100 percent."
Following the municipal primary last month, it appeared that mayoral candidate Patrick Arnold had a full head of steam. He won 40 percent of the vote, more than anticipated for a two-term alderman and a relative newcomer to the city. And he had raised more than $64,000 over the year, also a more impressive tally than Gatsas' previous challengers.
- - - - - - - -
Manchester tends to play hard to get when it comes to "sister city" relationships with foreign municipalities. Last year, the aldermen voted against partnering with Pendik, a city in Turkey.
Our fair city is not only named after the one across the pond, but, as Robin Comstock, the president of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, explained at the aldermen's meeting last week, it was "mirrored exactly on Manchester, with the belief that it would be an improvement, that they could do better for the mill workers."
Gatsas said if the partnership was about fostering a real relationship - not just a symbolic one - that would boost economic activity, he might be inclined to support it. "If there's any way we can create jobs in this country based on demand in England, that's a good thing," he said.
The City Hall clock tower has been bathed in pink light this month, and no, it's not because the mayor is getting in touch with his feminine side. It's for a good cause: to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There will be several events to raise awareness about the disease and money to fight it - and during the last week of the month, city firefighters will once again take to wearing pink T-shirts.
READER COMMENTS: 7
- Ted Siefer's City Hall: Concerns about Ebola part of aldermen's discussion - 4
- Ted Siefer's City Hall: Manchester aldermen, public in dark on school intruder - 4
- Ted Siefer's City Hall: Report points to more trouble ahead for schools - 2
- Ted Siefer's City Hall: It was a week of spice, bed bugs, abandoned buildings, gambling - 1
- Ted Siefer's City Hall: School starts smoothly, even with unenrolled showing up - 2
- Ted Siefer's City Hall: Changing times catching up with good intentions - 2
- Ted Siefer's City Hall: Drivers education to science, meeting all about the kids - 1
- Ted Siefer's City Hall: Levasseur denies conflict of interest; feathers could fly - 4
- Ted Siefer's City Hall: Aldermen see familiar face; MPD 'smacked' for its actions - 1
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Two men arrested in Nashua armed robbery - 0
- Elderly Dover woman victim of paving scam, police say - 0
- Heroin overdoses claim two in Laconia - 0
- NHIAA Girls' Soccer Tournament: Bedford, Exeter on Div. I collision course - 0
- Rollinsford's Hill has goals in mind - 0
- Another View -- Marco Rubio: Brown will stop the Obama agenda, put us on a better course - 2
- Another View - Sean O'Kane: Jeanne Shaheen is a friend of NH's tourism industry - 4
- Charles Arlinghaus: How the cult of celebrity destroys our political culture - 0
- The Obamaconomy: Shea-Porter shows its flaw - 17
KSC student facing charges related to riot
2nd CD post-debate 'spin room': Garcia 'shocked' at how many times Kuster interrupted her
Lyndeborough's new Christmas tree destroyed
Another View -- Marilinda Garcia: Rep. Ann Kuster has not been a help to NH senior citizens
The Obamaconomy: Shea-Porter shows its flaw