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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Crisp air with a hint of snowflakes, people were very generously helping the Nashua Transit department Stuff a Trolley of toys to benefit Toys for Tots. A big thank you to all who donated and to the Toys R Us on Daniel Webster Hwy. for being the venue once again this year. Mayor Lozeau stopped by with a toy and expressed appreciation to the staff, the Marines and Geoffrey the Giraffe for helping make the event special. Merry Christmas!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mayor Lozeau took a moment with folks from the Salvation Army to kick off this year’s kettle drive. A tradition that began nationwide 123 years ago and arguably one of the most recognizable efforts for the Salvation Army; during the annual Christmas kettle effort they hope to raise enough money to help more than 15,000 New Hampshire families receive some kind of holiday assistance. Listen for the bell-ringing, the Salvation Army thanks you for your generosity.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Nashua celebrated Veteran’s Day and honored those who have served our country in the armed forces. Our tradition began at Holman Stadium with brief remarks from Mayor Lozeau; a three volley salute, taps was then played and our parade stepped off at 11:11 am. The route along Amherst Street and Main Street were lined with hundreds of residents saluting our veteran’s and applauding their service. Marching with Mayor Lozeau and members of the Board of Aldermen and state officials were Troop 773 Boy Scouts; Charlie Dunhom, Ryan Cuthbertson and Patrick Jackson, and from Troop 10203 Girl Scouts; Rylee Bradshaw, Evangeline Rockwell and Charlene Amarello.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Mayor Lozeau had the pleasure of welcoming a brand new sports facility to Nashua on Saturday. The Nashua Sports Academy offers activities for all age groups and abilities as well as coaching and mentor programs. A wonderful complex for every sports enthusiast, NSA features four wood basketball courts, a 90’x200’ state of the art indoor turf field, 25’x100’ performance sports training and conditioning exercise area, 8 batting cages and more!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Huntington at Nashua celebrated their 10th Anniversary in style with week-long activities for staff and residents. Mayor Lozeau joined them Thursday afternoon where a group portrait of many residents was unveiled, a beautiful testimonial video was shown and gourmet cupcakes were enjoyed by all. What a lovely senior residential housing complex where you feel right at home and everyone knows your name!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Congratulations to owner Anthony Piccola! Surrounded by his family and joined by Mayor Donnalee Lozeau and many community members, the first standalone Chick-fil-A store in the state of New Hampshire opened on Amherst Street in Nashua. The ribbon cutting was followed by a Chick-fil-A traditional “first-bite” ceremony!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The City of Nashua proudly opened their Electronic Vehicle Charging Station on the lower level of the Elm Street parking garage, installed with grant funds from PSNH and Northeast Utilities. Peters of Nashua supplied a brand new Nissan Leaf for the inaugural “plug-in” ceremony. Pictured left to right; Peggy Proko, Owner, Peters of Nashua, Mayor Donnalee Lozeau and Elizabeth LaRocca, Community Relations Specialist, Northeast Utilities-PSNH Southern Region.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The 1st Annual Gate City Fall Festival and Parade was a huge success! More than 50 community business and organizations marched in the Main Street parade with dozens of games and activities that followed at Holman Stadium. First on the agenda was the costume contest with winners selected from over 200 entrants in grades K-5. Pictured with Mayor Lozeau left to right: Janysa Rosales-Ruiz; Scariest, Flavia da Silva Soares; Most Creative, Kyle Herrmann; Silliest and Olivia Waldman; Spookiest. Check out more event photos!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Mayor Lozeau attended the 2014 Alliance for Community Media Northeast Region Awards where several Nashua programs were honored. “Garage X” won 1st place in the professional category for Best Instructional & Training Series. Pictured here is their crew: Steve Belanger, Matt Holland, Dan Young, the show’s director, Mayor Lozeau, Chris Quimby and Dick Gagnon, Access Nashua’s Operations Manager. Nashua ETV took home 3 awards: 3rd place in the Children & Youth category for “It’s Story Time with Mrs. Gorelick”, 2nd place in the Issues & Political Process category for “2013 Board of Education Candidates Forum” and 3rd place in the Sports Programming category for “Midnight Madness Basketball”. Congratulations to all!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The annual Black Tie for Pink Gala was held at the Crowne Plaza for the Breast Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital. Mayor Lozeau offered opening remarks, thanking Myriad for sponsoring the Pink Light table where guests had the opportunity to light a candle for a loved one. Attendees enjoyed a gourmet meal, live and silent auctions and dancing to the sounds of “The Casuals”. A great event that supports accessible breast care for our community.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Dominique Boutaud was recognized for being awarded a silver medal and diploma from La Societe Academique Art-Sciences-Letters in Paris, France on June 14, 2014. Dominique is known throughout our community as a hard-working and dedicated artist who has led the annual celebration of La Francophonie for many years and for sharing her passion for abstract art. Alderman Chasse, Jr. read R-14-75 on behalf of the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen. Afterward, Mayor Lozeau surprised Dominique and presented her with a key to our city. Congratulations to Dominique Boutaud!

Photo courtesy of Kenneth Harvey

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mayor Lozeau was invited to be a panelist at the first No Labels national Ideas meeting in Washington DC. The goal is to create a National Strategic Agenda; a roadmap for bipartisan consensus for the next president and Congress. This was the first in a series of national meetings leading up to the 2016 election with the conclusion to be held in New Hampshire next fall.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Mayor Lozeau was joined by colleagues, State Representatives and Ocean State Job Lot officials for the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the 1st Nashua store; the 11th to open in New Hampshire and 114th overall in New England. Known for selling brand name first quality merchandise at closeout prices, there is something for everyone from can openers to kayaks! Welcome to downtown Nashua!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Samuel A. Tamposi Sr. Memorial Park was dedicated in his memory with his family in attendance. Eldest son, Samuel A. Tamposi Jr. proudly shared the many contributions his father made to the City of Nashua. Mayor Lozeau spoke to the integrity of Sam Sr. and how his generation prospered doing business on a handshake. Located off Old Ridge Road, the Tamposi family donated 138 acres of land surrounding Lovewell Pond to the City of Nashua to preserve and protect the beautiful natural resource for generations to enjoy!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

United Way of Greater Nashua held their annual Day of Caring event as part of their “Wonder…” campaign.. Hundreds of volunteers were disbursed throughout the community to lend a helping hand by landscaping, painting, minor construction projects and clerical work to support area non-profit agencies. Mayor Lozeau thanked those involved in giving back to our community at the closing BBQ hosted at St. Philips Greek Orthodox Church. Thank you to all who pledge to Live United!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Kathy Hersh Riverwalk was recently dedicated, honoring Kathy Hersh for her many years of public and private service to our city. The Kathy Hersh Riverwalk runs from Main Street to Margarita’s Restaurant. Kathy and Mayor Lozeau unveiled the marker while friends, family and city officials looked on. The riverwalk is a beautifully landscaped pathway overlooking the river where you can view a sculpture in the background as you stroll alongside the railroad tracks.

Published September 3, 2014

Mayor Donnalee Lozeau accepts Ice Bucket Challenge.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Mayor Lozeau had the pleasure of meeting several women government officials from Latin America and participated in an informal roundtable discussion on how politics have changed in the past 30 years. The meet & greet was arranged through the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire. We hope they enjoy their visit to the United States!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mayor Lozeau signed up for a “Sneak Peak Tour” of Whole Foods Market which will open to the public on Tuesday, August 19th at 10am after a bread-breaking ceremony. Pictured left to right; Philip DeVito, Team Leader Whole Foods Market; Shawn Trowbridge, Development Assistant, St. Joseph Community Services; Mayor Lozeau; Karrie Hoksbergen, Development Associate, St. Joseph Community Services and Jaimee Rondeau, Marketing Team Leader/Community Liaison, Whole Foods Market. The store is big, bright and every aisle has a story to tell! Welcome to Nashua~

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Indian flag was raised on the citizens flag pole at city hall to commemorate the 61st India Independence Day. Representative Latha Mangipudi has organized a celebration on August 15th at Rotary Common from 5:30-7:30pm. All are welcome!

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Congressional Medal of Honor was bestowed upon Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts from Nashua by President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington DC on Monday. Sgt. Pitts became the ninth living recipient of the military’s highest accolade for valor in combat for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. A tremendous, well-deserved honor for a remarkable young man who accepts this honor on behalf of who he calls the real heroes; the nine men who made the ultimate sacrifice so the rest of those in the battle of Wanat could come home. The City of Nashua is proud of our citizen Sgt. Ryan Pitts and joins our country in gratitude for his service.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The City of Nashua held the annual Fairytale Festival at Greeley Park on Saturday. A “fan favorite” community event among the young families in the greater Nashua area. Miss Gate City Pre-Teen, Morgane Vigroux, pictured with the mayor, performed “Let it Go” from Disney’s Frozen and Mayor Lozeau read the Disney Classic Snow White to an attentive audience. A fun filled day in the park!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Mayor Lozeau welcomed back the Nashua Special Olympics team that competed in the 2014 USA Games in New Jersey last month to hear about their trip. Chris Hall competed in the Aquatic Division and brought home two Silver Medals! The basketball team won Gold; Chelsea Schultz (manager), Jesse Covill, Jacob Bosse, Janice Knepp, Chris O’Neil and Parker Thornton. There was a unanimous consensus that the trip, the competition and the over-all experience was “awesome!” Congratulations to all and thank you for representing Nashua and bringing pride to our city!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mayor Donnalee Lozeau, center, joined Bertucci’s CEO Bill Freeman, pictured left and Nashua’s Kitchen General Manager Aggy Gukasyan, pictured right, for the grand opening of the new Bertucci’s Kitchen on Amherst Street. The open concept, theater style kitchen allows guests to view preparation of their meal from pizza dough tossing to pasta dishes. Bon Appetite´!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Mayor Lozeau, as always, was honored to walk in the Memorial Day Parade from historic Holman Stadium to City Hall; in memory of many, in honor of all. She invited area scouts to assist with carrying the city banner and passing our treats to the young residents along the parade route. Pictured left to right: Coleen Finn, Neel Dhamaraj, Ben Irwin, Mayor Lozeau, Julia Koperniak, Amy Ogden and Spencer Richardson. God Bless America.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Mayor Lozeau welcomed the Coach Diane Hammett of the Nashua Special Olympic team along with 7 athletes headed to the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games in New Jersey next month. Of the 41 athletes on Team New Hampshire, there will be six basketball players and one swimmer representing Nashua. They have all worked tremendously hard, are excited to join nearly 3,500 athletes in competition from around the country and we wish them the best of luck!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Grandmaster Bobby LaMattina has served the downtown Nashua community for 30+ years and invited Mayor Lozeau to do the honors at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Tokyo Joe’s Studios on Northeastern Blvd. The grand opening included hours of activities for all ages including kids safety, fitness kickboxing and self-defense. Congratulations on your new location!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mayor Lozeau attended the Gallery on the Wall dedication along with some 30 art enthusiasts. The outdoor rotating gallery is a collaboration of creativity from the vision of Yvonne Dunetz and inaugural artist Yusuf Abudi. Located in Rotary Common on Main Street, the wall boasts 12 photographic panels, each 3 feet by 4 1/2 feet along a 180 foot wall. Pictured with Mayor Lozeau is Yusuf Abudi and Yvonne Dunetz. It’s a wonderful addition to the serene park.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Mayor Lozeau invited city staff to DARE to Bowl BIG…in Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake annual fundraising campaign. Everyone had a great time at Merrimack Ten Pin and $3,400 was raised for the cause!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The City of Nashua hosted a “PrepareAthon” to promote emergency preparedness to all employees and patrons. Stations were set up to address disaster preparedness, fire preparedness and medical preparedness. Mayor Lozeau participated by refreshing her CPR skills, downloading Red Cross Apps to her smartphone and extinguishing a simulated fire in 3.7 seconds! Thank you to all the folks at AMR, CERT and the Office of Emergency Management.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mayor Lozeau met with students from the Big Brothers Big Sisters; Mentors in Training program. The 5th grade students (and one 4th grader) gathered in the mayor’s conference room to talk about their training experiences and what they look forward to in becoming a big brother or big sister The kids received a medal for their participation. Great group of future Bigs!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mayor Lozeau joined folks from the Department of Parks and Recreation in the annual Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony. This year the event was held at Ledge Street Elementary School. A “Fat Albert Spruce” was planted and the students are happy to report that they love the tree and watching the birds flitting from it to their various feeders nearby. The tree is a wonderful addition to the outdoor garden on the property.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pennichuck Water Works held its 1st Annual Poster Contest as part of the watershed school education program. The 5th graders were asked to create a poster depicting a pollution prevention theme. The entries were judged and prizes were given to the top 3 posters from each school with one grand prize winner. Congratulations to all the budding artists who submitted posters!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Firehouse Subs on Amherst Street “heats up” Nashua Fire Rescue with more than $11,400 worth of life-saving tools. The donation was made through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with Chief Morrissey and Mayor Donnalee Lozeau on hand. Many thanks to the foundation.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity celebrated the opening of their Nashua Habitat ReStore on Saturday. Mayor Lozeau was on hand to congratulate them on their first anniversary. ReStore has served over 9,000 customers and received donations from 1,300 individuals and companies. All proceeds generated from the sale of furniture and other donated items go toward building Habitat for Humanity homes. Pictured with Mayor Lozeau is Bill Stoughton, Board of Directors President. Happy Anniversary!

Friday, April 11, 2014

The conclusion of Public Health Week was celebrated with a Lunchtime Walk or Ride event beginning at the Elm Street entrance of the Heritage Rail Trail. The weather was perfect for the crowd of 50+ in attendance who enjoyed the 2.6 mile route. Thanks to all those who helped make it a great week. Our city staff and wonderful partners really made a successful week. Dare to Begin…living a healthy lifestyle!

Thursday, April, 10, 2014

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua held a “Discovery Hour” gathering for members of the community to meet their members, staff and volunteers to better understand what they do for kids on a daily basis. Tours and light refreshments were served. Mayor Lozeau is pictured talking with member Isabella while Alderman Sheehan looked on.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mayor Lozeau was invited to share in the annual Literacy Day celebrations at World Academy on Spit Brook Road. She enjoyed reading “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” to grades 2 & 3 and then “City of Nashua” to grades 4 & 5. Great group of students!

Monday, April 7, 2014

St. Joseph Hospital unveiled their new Emergency Room Department. The design focused on improving patient and family privacy for the 23 single treatment rooms as well as detail to environmentally friendly technology and building materials. Pictured left to right: Rob Prunier, Executive VP Harvey Construction; Rich Boehler, MD, President /CEO St. Joseph Healthcare; Donnalee Lozeau, Mayor; Karen Beinhaur, MSN/Ed, RN, CEN, Clinical Director of Emergency Services; James Martin, MD, FACEP, Medical Staff President, Emergency Department Medical Director; Steve Clayman, Vice President and Danielle Santos, Associate from Lavallee Brensinger Architects.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Nashua Chapter 1540 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association invited Mayor Lozeau to their April meeting held at the Holiday Inn. The mayor highlighted some citywide projects such as the Broad Street Parkway and the potential for a passenger rail station in Nashua before answering member questions.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Mayor Lozeau was on hand to recognize the Southern NH Services RSVP Bone Builders Program along with Vista Volunteers for the National Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service. Bone Builders is a popular program offered at the Nashua Senior Activity Center, helping to keep folks fit through strength training and balance exercises and a great hour of fun socializing too!

Friday, March 21, 2104

Mayor Lozeau, seen here at the Nashua Senior Activity Center with WWII Veteran Joseph S., proudly participated in delivering Meals on Wheels as part of this year’s Community Champions Week. St. Joseph Community Services actively generates public awareness about senior hunger and welcomes volunteers for their programs!

Friday, March 14, 2014

In support of The PLUS Company, Mayor Lozeau had the pleasure of offering some Irish wit to a full house at the Radisson Hotel Ballroom at the 23rd Annual Wild Irish Breakfast. The early morning event was kicked off by the New Hampshire Police Association Pipes and Drums Band. Big laughs for a great cause were all in good fun!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mayor Lozeau had the pleasure of meeting 4 Burma refugee women artists in her office. The women came to America through Lutheran Social Services and have adjusted nicely to their life in Nashua, commenting they are happy and feel safe. Helping to support their families and give to others in need, they create handmade necklace art and donate 5% of each sale of their product to charity. For more information visit:

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A brave audience of nearly 165 guests made their way through the snow to attend the GNCC State of the City Breakfast; “Conversation with Our Mayor” event at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel. Mayor Lozeau provided an overview based on questions that had been submitted prior to the event and opened up the floor to those in attendance for any additional questions. Pictured left to right; Chris Williams, GNCC President; Elizabeth LaRocca, event Supporting Sponsor PSNH, Tom Wilhelmsen Jr., event Presenting Sponsor SNHMC, Donnalee Lozeau, Mayor and Bryan Shanley, event Program Sponsor Pride Star EMS. Photo courtesy of Studio Mark Emile.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Congratulations to Laurie and Dave Grebowski! A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Fay’s Cabinetry on Main Street, celebrating the new ownership, the showroom renovations and first project leveraged with funds from the Downtown Façade Improvement Program. We welcome the Grebowski ‘s to the Nashua community! Pictured left to right: Dave Grebowski, owner; Donnalee Lozeau, Mayor; Laurie Grebowski, owner; Norman Fay, company founder and Chris Williams, Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce President.

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