Haverhill’s Downtown on Display Friday with Tsongas Briefing

Democratic Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, who is up for re-election this year, has made a number of Haverhill visits this season. Last week, she appeared with state Sen. Barbara L’Italien at Asperger Work’s Dinner of Hope. (WHAV News photograph.)

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas is scheduled to visit downtown Haverhill Friday for a “casual briefing” on MassDevelopment’s Merrimack Street Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s “Working Cities” program for the Mount Washington neighborhood.

Tsongas joins Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini and MassDevelopment CEO Marty Jones, among others, for a walking tour Friday, beginning at 1 p.m., of five small businesses along Merrimack, Essex, Wingate and Washington streets. It will lead to a 2 p.m. forum with the Working Cities and TDI groups at Battlegrounds Coffee, 39 Washington St. Tsongas “will meet with owners and entrepreneurs to discuss issues important to growing small businesses and also to highlight how the federal and state governments can support the local small business community,” according to a statement.

“Rep. Tsongas has been a strong advocate for small businesses since taking office, frequently holding roundtable discussions, speaking engagements and events with local business leaders. As a result of her work on behalf of Small Business, Rep. Tsongas was named a ‘Champion of Small Business Innovation’ by the National Small Business Association, a national small business group, and the Small Business Technology Council,’” a statement said.

The walking tour begins at Haverhill Beef Co., 117 Merrimack St., then proceeds to Haverhill Hackspace, 143 Essex St.; Bold Print Shop, 21 Wingate St.; and Eight By Design, 50 Washington St., before the forum.

2 thoughts on “Haverhill’s Downtown on Display Friday with Tsongas Briefing

  1. If you ever want to see two politicians together who do nothing except “drop by” around election day – please see the two above.

    Absolutely useless.