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Co-owner Angelina Lynn vapes at SubStyle Vapors in Concord on Friday, March 20, 2015. The shelves behind her hold many of the flavored juices available to customers. 

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Downtown: A new flavor on Main Street

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Alex Moody tried to quit smoking with patches and gum and even hypnotism, but nothing stuck. For Angelina Lynn, smoking was social. She hated the tobacco smell, but loved the group that gathered around it. Ryan Smith quit while he was in the military, shaking the habit to become healthier and more ready for combat. “It’s a lifetime achievement, it’s …

Downtown: Concord City Council to decide whether panhandling ordinance sticks

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Cash. A water bottle. A snack. A business card with a job tip. It is not illegal to stand on the sidewalk in Concord with a sign, asking for any of those items. It is illegal, however, to accept those items or anything else from a passing car. The Concord City Council approved …

Downtown: Concord Homeless Resource Center plans move to North Main Street

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Martin Murray can’t seem to catch a break. Murray, 55, has applied for more than 400 jobs since he lost his sales position in 2013, to no avail. He wakes up every morning in the basement shelter at South Congregational Church in Concord to call the McKenna House, looking for a place to …