NEXT MEETING – TUESDAY FEB 12 – 6:30PM – UNITED WAY OF GREATER NASHUA – 20 BROAD ST.
While this is not a Democratic issue, it is a city issue that impacts everyone.
The Mohawk Tannery on Fairmont St in Nashua operated until 1984, tanning hides for leather. It is an EPA Superfund cleanup site contaminated by barium, arsenic and carcinogenic dioxin.
A local developer is interested in converting these 40 acres into multifunctional housing and commercial uses along the parkway.
The community concern has been around how the cleanup is being proposed. The EPA and the developer are proposing that the contaminated lagoons be capped. Many in the community believe that removing the contaminated soil is a far better option, but is also much more expensive.
No decisions have been made. If you would like to know more, use the link below.
On Jan 31, Senate Democrats passed three bills addressing the funding gaps in job training programs and mental health services.
SB 2 – Increases funding for job training programs in New Hampshire
SB 5– Expands access to mental health and substance misuse treatment
SB 11 – Addresses the state’s mental health Emergency Room boarding crisis by increasing both reimbursement rates for hospitals and the number of beds available for patients.
On Dec 20, BOE member Gloria Timmons received a commendation from the Governor for her commitment to improve the quality of life for people in NH through her work in family, school and community.
The NH Black Women’s Health Project also acknowledged Ms. Timmon’s efforts.