Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini addressed traffic along Route 125, school building construction, gang problems, housing, the city’s cable television contract and other issues when he appeared on WHAV’s “Win for Breakfast” Tuesday morning.
The mayor said the state put too many traffic lights on S. Main Street to “cure a non-existent” problem of pedestrian injuries in Central Square. He said the city is powerless to change the traffic lights because that is under control of the state. “It stinks,” Fiorentini said.
The mayor also said he was the one who proposed building new schools to replace Dr. Albert B. Consentino, John Greenleaf Whittier and John C. Tilton Schools. He said he planned to stagger construction to coincide with the city paying off old debt. For example, he said, the former city-owned Hale Hospital debt is scheduled to be “paid at last” by 2024.
Hear the full interview below.