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Ellen Groh, director of the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness and of the Homeless Resource Center, sits for a portrait in front of the Concord Homeless Resource Center on Nov. 25, 2014.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

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 get back on his feet, but the …

Downtown: New salon to occupy former Gibson’s storefront

Monday, February 23, 2015

Part of the former Gibson’s Bookstore on South Main Street will become a hair salon. The storefront at 27 S. Main St. has been vacant since summer 2013, when the bookstore moved to developer Steve Duprey’s Love building a few blocks away. Andy Sanborn, a state senator from Bedford and the storefront owner, …

Downtown: Vendor fee fairness to be explored

Sunday, February 15, 2015

At-large Councilor Fred Keach says he loves the Concord Farmers Market. He just doesn’t think they pay the city enough to operate downtown. “I’m not trying to shut it down,” Keach said. “I just want them to pay their fair share. At the moment, I don’t think they are. “What their fair share is, I’m not sure.” Keach wants to find out, though. …