Haverhill state Rep. Brian S. Dempsey speaks during a ceremony at the end of construction on the Harbor Place project on Merrimack Street.
State Rep. Brian S. Dempsey, the second-most powerful lawmaker in Massachusetts as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, is about to get a holiday gift from his hometown.
It’s unlikely there will be any Scrooges on the City Council Tuesday night when Mayor James J. Fiorentini asks the panel to name the portion of the Merrimack Street boardwalk behind the Harbor Place project in Dempsey’s honor.
As House Ways and Means chairman, Depmsey secured state money to help redevelop the former F.W. Woolworth store and adjacent properties as part of the Harbor Place project. Harbor Place also will include a satellite campus of University of Massachusetts Lowell and innovation hub based on the university’s model in downtown Lowell.
The council is expected to vote during its regular meeting Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. in the Theodore A. Pelosi Jr. Council Chambers at Haverhill City Hall.