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Nashua Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 6, 1990, Nashua, New Hampshire The sunday Telegraph May 6, 1990 a-5 from Page a4 which is being developed by Edward Price or. Of Boston Calls for converting the former Nashua manufacturing co. Into More than 300 apartments. The two phase project was awarded almost $16 million in two separate Federal housing development action Grants under which 20 percent of the apartments must be rented to Low and moderate income families for at least 20 years. Michael Coppola who has lived in clock Tower place since february said he feels a kinship to the downtown and patronize Many restaurants and shops. He found Many by simply exploring his surroundings. A i think ifs a very strategic area for my needs a he said. Coppolla said he has found warnings from co workers at Matthew Thornton health plan that the area was unsafe because of its proximity to Public housing untrue. He said he has never had any reason to feel uneasy living at clock Tower. A i done to have that Urban paranoia Here that in be had in other places a he said. Alphonse Haetten Schwiller a state representative for the area and former head of the City a Community services division said he supports a greater mix of residences and downtown businesses a so you done to have this Busy main Street until five of clock and then everything is dead after other residents agree that to be Competine with shopping malls downtown businesses need to expand their hours a strategy merchants Are currently exploring. Before most Nashua residents could afford an automobile people flocked to the downtown to shop to go to a movie theater or to simply socialize amongst the crowds heading up and Down main Street. On a thursday or saturday night in particular the downtown would be jammed with people out for a night on the town. Ray Bechard remembers buying a hockey stick on one trip to the a its like a trickle up effect. They see what a going on and they feel a Little prouder of their a Sarah Hinsley housing rehabilitation downtown on a Busy night. He said he had a difficult time carrying it Home because of the crowded sidewalks. But when he went downtown one morning last week Quot no one was on the Street a he said. Just As the automobile made outlying areas in the City More assessable for commercial growth it also spurred residential development outside the inner City. Children left their parents Homes to build on open land outside the downtown or in search for better housing. It is the older residents the sons and daughters of Mill workers who have stayed. Ray Bechard puts it this Way there Are better neighbourhoods in Nashua and there Are worse neighbourhoods but after 75 years he is staying in the area he knows Best. Quot i know this is not the Best neighbourhood in be been Here Long enough to know that. But where would we go a Anna Maksalla said she thinks come property owners May have heeded the City a warnings that they can lose their buildings if they fail to keep them in Good condition or if they rent to drug dealers. In some cases in recent years the City has taken action and seized a property she said. Quot its beginning to impress upon the owners that they can to do More or less what they want to to do without someone taking Stock a she said. Slat photo by Kathy Seward Mac Kay a worker carries his tools As he Heads to work on the second phase of clock Tower place in the Millyard. A a a a a a a a a a Coupon a a stat photo by Dean Shalhoup longtime club National members Ernie Debelis left and Bob Madigan who Are both 62, shoot the Breeze while relaxing at the Pine Street club. Clubs build ethnic heritage social atmosphere prevails but activities vary greatly by Cynthia Jones Telegraph staff Nashua a Quot no Man can be provident of his time who is not prudent in the Choice of his this might Well be the thought that inspired the formation of the social clubs that exist within the downtown area. The author of this quote Jeremy Taylor 1613 a 1667lived three centuries ago but his admonition still carries the ring of truth. For instance the club Canadian was organized Quot around 1940,�?� according to Hank Blickey president of the club at 40 Chestnut St. At that time Quot prudent Choice of company meant companionship with ones own kind. Quot in those Days different nationalities had their own clubs. This is a French club a explained Blickey. In the ensuring 50 years the French flavor has diminished to the Point where French is rarely heard. Quot we have members who Are chinese and puerto said Blickey. He described the organization As Quot a drinking establishment and a social club a a place where members can come and bring a guest. The Canadian club and the social club at 43 Pine St., both boasting a membership of 300 men and women and the larger club National inc. Were originated by French canadians. A spokesman for the social club described the organization As a place for socializing just As the name implies. He said however he was unsure of the club s Early history. Declining to give his name the spokesman said Quot we have a cribbage league and just about everything Here for the club National inc. Has close to 700 members and differs from its fellow organizations in that it does not allow women. Signs at the outer entrances of the clubhouse at 127 Pine St. Are firm Quot no unescorted women although started by French canadians the three clubs have become americanized Quot we Are More like a league of coming together to serve you better Southern . 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Quot it is a place to meet and we continue using the greek language 90 percent of the time Quot said Lafazanis who does not wish to lose his ability to communicate in the language of his forebears. The club which is open evenings Only serves Coffee a greek and american a along with sandwiches. Once a function of the Ashepa american hellenic education progressive association club the Coffee House aspect was sold eight years ago. It is now a separate entity operated by Sam Curtis and Tony Harakis the Ashepa club meets in St. Philip greek orthodox Church there is Quot no liquor and no women a according to Lafazanis but there Are greek language news papers. The club also provides a place where former Nashuan of greek heritage can come and meet their old friends younger greek americans Are just As keen on retaining their proud heritage As the older people. Accord ing to Lafazanis members Range in age from their late 20s to mid-80s. Quot this is the greek meeting place Quot he said. Quot there a a real mixture. If the younger men who have just come Here from Europe need to know something we veterans can help the club National also has a mix of Ages among its 700 men Only membership and a Long history of athletic activities that dates to the 1920s. The National is proud of annually contributing Quot Between $15,000 and $17,000�?� to Charity Quot according to Ray Marquis a member of the clubs Board of directors. The Money is raised through the Sale of state controlled Quot Nevada tickets Quot which Marquis described As being similar to Lucky 7 tickets Marquis said 30 percent of the proceeds of the ticket sales go to charitable endeavours such As the Nashua childrens association the boys and girls clubs the senior citizens and organizations to help the Blind. Among its other charitable endeavours the club sponsors a Little league team and sends boy scouts to Camp in the 1920s, the years of prohibition the French canadians organized the club and sponsored a hockey team and bought a clubhouse. In 1936, it was the second establishment in Nashua to be granted a liquor License. In 1965, the red Brick building fronting Pine Street was added allowing space for a bar tables and a dance floor. The original building has a card room and a game room holding Pool tables. The club continues to provide opportunities for athletic endeavours with Pool tournaments Golf and Horseshoe leagues plus a Winter cribbage league. Dinner dances Are held monthly and holidays Are celebrated throughout the year. Marquis and Berard members of club National since 1946, pointed out that the membership is proud of maintaining a trouble free atmosphere Berard said members Are responsible for each other and anyone making a commotion is Likely to lose his membership. 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